Crystal Palace XI vs Liverpool: Starting lineup, team news, injury and Covid latest for Premier League today

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 (ES Composite)
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Crystal Palace boss Patrick Vieira has decided to drop Jack Butland and reintroduce Vicente Guaita in between the posts for Sunday’s game with Liverpool.

The English shot-stopper saved a penalty in the 1-1 draw against Brighton last time out, which saw the Eagles denied a vital three points late on, but he has to settle for a place on the bench.

A handful of selection decisions were on Vieira’s agenda, the first of which involved Jordan Ayew. Ghana’s disastrous Africa Cup of Nations exit meant the forward returned to training on Friday, and he is on the bench for Palace. Wilfried Zaha and Cheikhou Kouyate still in Cameroon.

Eberechi Eze and Christian Benteke are also on the bench, meaning it’s Jean-Philippe Mateta and Michael Olise who get the nod in forward areas for Palace.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Gallagher, Hughes, Schlupp; Olisa, Mateta, Edouard

Subs: Butland, Clyne, Ferguson, Kelly, Milivojevic, Riedewald, Ayew, Eze, Benteke

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