After a disappointing Merseyside derby against Everton on Sunday, Liverpool will be looking to get back to winning ways when they meet Crystal Palace on Wednesday.

The game will see Liverpool return to Anfield for the first time in three months, with Reds needing five points to win the Premier League title – their first league title in 30 years.

Palace have really impressed in the current season as they have exceeded expectations so far in the campaign as they look to secure European football for next season.

Interestingly, Roy Hodgson’s side are two points above Arsenal and level on points with Tottenham Hotspur as they find themselves ninth of the league table.

Liverpool head into this game at the back of a 0-0 game against the Toffees on Sunday at Goodison Park, while the Eagles scored two unanswered goals past Bournemouth in their previous game post-lockdown.

WHEN AND WHERE?

Venue: Anfield
Date: Thursday, June 24
Time: 19:15 (GMT)

FORM GUIDE

Liverpool – 1st (W-W-L-W-D)

Liverpool have not been in their best of forms in recent times but they will be gathering confidence going into this encounter, with Jurgen Klopp not ready to risk their lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Crystal Palace – 9th (L-W-W-W-W)

Palace have only lost to Everton in their last five games, winning the remaining four games in that time against Newcastle United, Brighton & Hove Albion, Watford and Bournemouth.

Jordan Ayew is proving to be a great buy for Hodgson as the player has scored three goals in his last three appearances for the club.

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TEAM NEWS

Xherdan Shaqiri and Nathaniel Clyne continue to struggle spend time on the treatment table with respective injuries.

Andy Robertson and Mohammed Salah should be fit to return to the starting lineup on Wednesday for Klopp’s team. The Egyptian was only fit for the bench in the Merseyside derby while Robertson was not included in the squad.

Joel Matip and James Milner are also proving to be a headache for the manager after being withdrawn early against Everton.

For Palace, Martin Kelly, Jeffrey Schlupp and James Tomkins all missed the win over Bournemouth, and there are no clear indication that any will recover in time to face Liverpool.

PREDICTED LINE-UPS

Liverpool: Becker, Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Mane

Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Milivojevic, Kouyate, Townsend, Ayew, Zaha

PREDICTION

Liverpool 2-1 Crystal Palace

By Kweku Lawrence

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