Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was understandably delighted with the 2-1 victory against Tottenham on Wednesday night. Beating a title rival with eight players out injured was a tremendous achievement but they face a short turnaround with a trip to Crystal Palace tomorrow afternoon.
The Eagles will present a very similar threat to Spurs, using the likes of Wilfried Zaha and Eberechi Eze on the counter-attack, so the Reds will need to keep their concentration.
In regards to team news, it will be hoped that Joel Matip wins his fitness battle after missing the Tottenham win due to a back spasm. Xherdan Shaqiri (muscular), James Milner (hamstring), Kostas Tsimikas, Diogo Jota, Thiago Alcantara, Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk (all knee) won’t be available for the match at Selhurst Park.
Liverpool’s Predicted XI To Face Crystal Palace:
Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Jones, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Palace boss Roy Hodgson has five injury concerns heading into the game. Nathan Ferguson (thigh), Wayne Hennessey, Martin Kelly (calf), Mamadou Sakho and Connor Wickham are all currently sidelined. Christian Benteke is suspended after picking up a red card in the 1-1 draw against West Ham during the week.
Crystal Palace’s Predicted XI:
Guaita, Ward, Kouyate, Dann, van Aanholt, Townsend, Milivojevic, McArthur, Eze, Ayew, Zaha
The bookies have made Liverpool the favourites with Betfair pricing them at 8/15 for the win. A draw is 7/2 with Betfred while a Palace victory is 21/4 at Sky Bet.
Predicted Score: 1-1