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Liverpool are on their travels again this weekend as they visit Crystal Palace in Jurgen Klopp’s much-loved Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

The early start didn’t hinder the Reds too much after the international break as they got a point away at Manchester City, but Liverpool have won less than half of their Saturday lunchtime kick-offs with the German at the helm.

Nevertheless, the title hopefuls were able to get the job done in midweek as they beat a spirited Sheffield United 2-0 at Bramall Lane to close the gap on Arsenal at the top to two points.

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, have been hampered by a couple of key injuries and they head into this one without a win in four. Bournemouth cruised past the Eagles in midweek, with Roy Hodgson beginning to feel the wrath of Selhurst Park before the Reds come to the capital.

Here’s 90min’s preview of Liverpool’s upcoming trip to Palace.

What time does Crystal Palace vs Liverpool kick-off?

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Selhurst Park
  • Date: Saturday 9 December
  • Kick-off: 12:30 GMT / 07:30 ET / 04:30 PT
  • Referee: Andy Madley
  • VAR: John Brooks

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool H2H Record (Last Five Games)

  • Crystal Palace: 0 wins
  • Liverpool: 3 wins
  • Draws: 2
  • Last meeting: Crystal Palace 0-0 Liverpool (25 February 2023 – Premier League)

Current form (all competitions)

  • Crystal Palace: WLLDL
  • Liverpool: WDWWW

How to watch Crystal Palace vs Liverpool on TV and live stream

Country TV channel/live stream
United Kingdom TNT Sports 1, TNT Sports Ultimate, discovery+, discovery+ app
United States nbcsports.com, NBC Sports App, UNIVERSO NOW, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo, USA Network, UNIVERSO
Canada fuboTV

Crystal Palace team news

Ebe Eze remains out of action for the Eagles / Julian Finney/GettyImages

Cheick Doucoure’s devastating Achilles injury means he’ll likely miss the remainder of the season while the hosts are still without star playmaker Eberechi Eze. The fleet-footed playmaker, however, should recover from his ankle injury before the end of the year.

Nathan Ferguson is another long-term absentee, while Dean Henderson, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi and Rob Holding remain out of action.

Left-back Tyrick Mitchell was forced off with a hip problem in the first half of Palace’s limp loss to Bournemouth on Wednesday night, clouding his involvement three days later in plenty of doubt.

Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Liverpool

Crystal Palace predicted lineup vs Liverpool (4-4-2): Johnstone; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Clyne; Olise, Hughes, Lerma, Ayew; Mateta, Edouard.

Liverpool team news

Joel Matip

Liverpool have lost Joel Matip for the rest of the season / Richard Sellers/Allstar/GettyImages

The Reds have lost Joel Matip for the rest of the season with a ruptured ACL, so Klopp will be relying on the fitness of Ibrahima Konate for the foreseeable future.

Alisson and Diogo Jota are likely to miss out again, while question marks remain over the statuses of Spanish midfielder Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago Alcantara.

Andy Robertson’s stand-in Kostas Tsimikas should replace Joe Gomez at left-back, while Wataru Endo will likely continue in the side after Alexis Mac Allister sustained a nasty cut to his knee on Wednesday night.

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Crystal Palace

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Palace (4-3-3): Kelleher; Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Endo, Gravenberch, Szoboszlai; Salah, Darwin, Diaz.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool score prediction

Palace may lack attacking inspiration and guile, but they can sit in a 4-4-2 mid-block against superior opposition and drag them down into the abyss with them.

Liverpool were forced to be patient at Bramall Lane, showing some vulnerability to the counter-attack, and Palace do have the players to hurt the Reds if they’re afforded space.

Arsenal and Tottenham have both won by single-goal margins at Selhurst Park this season, and Liverpool could too.

Prediction: Crystal Palace 1-2 Liverpool

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