Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
England – Premier League
Date: Monday, 15 August 2022
Kick-off at 20:00 UK/ 21:00 CET
After a shaky start, Liverpool will be hoping for their first victory of the year when they host a hungry Crystal Palace on Monday.
When Liverpool hosts Crystal Palace at Anfield, they will be able to relax in their familiar surroundings, and Jurgen Klopp will be anxious to see his team earn their first victory of the new season.
The Reds had a shaky start to the season and had to come from behind twice to draw at Fulham in London.
Klopp’s team likely overestimated their opponents last weekend after finishing their preseason in respectable shape.
As the season goes on, Fulham may look back on their performance as proof that they are no pushovers.
Thiago Alcantara suffered yet another injury during the match at Craven Cottage, sidelining the Spaniard for a number of weeks.
Because of this, demands for the Reds to recruit a new midfielder have increased dramatically over the last few days, but Klopp might not give in to them.
On Monday night, Liverpool’s manager will try to pick up three points to start the team’s season.
In the first few weeks of the season, they would like to minimize their five-point deficit with Manchester City to a bare minimum.
This season, Crystal Palace is the first team to experience the excitement at Anfield, thus Patrick Vieira will be motivated to get the first points for the Eagles.
The playing roster for the Londoners has seen numerous changes, and some of the players are still adjusting to the new situation.
They didn’t get off to the best start to the season, losing at home to a strong Arsenal team. Although Vieira’s team couldn’t compete with the Gunners, they did make some progress in other areas of the game.
There were encouraging hints, but would they be sufficient to defeat Liverpool at Anfield with a victory?
Crystal Palace’s recent record against Klopp’s team—ten straight Premier League defeats, with their last victory at Anfield coming in April 2017—does not favor them.
The Hard Tackle examines the encounter in more detail before the most recent meeting between the two parties.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Head to head :
- The latest encounter had finished in a 2-O win for the Reds.
- They are on a 12-game winning streak.
- At this venue they are on a 7-fixture winning stretch.
- The hosts had scored 2 or more goals in the past 5 clashes at this stadium.
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Prediction :
Crystal Palace is still working to get their team in shape and replace the vacuum that players like Conor Gallagher leave behind.
Only Eberechi Eze and Wilfried Zaha attempted to make things last weekend, and they utterly failed to recognize Olise’s creative threat throughout the attack.
The Eagles might not be playing at their most fluid level, and the Liverpool match might have been scheduled poorly.
Although Liverpool’s season got off to a rough start, the team did show hints of resiliency in a late comeback against Fulham.
In order to score goals and secure three points in a decisive manner, Jurgen Klopp requires a well-oiled engine.
Alisson is expected to record his first clean sheet of the year as they are on track to defeat Crystal Palace.
Liverpool 3-1 Crystal Palace
Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Team News :
With Thiago joining Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Caoimhin Kelleher, Diogo Jota, Curtis Jones, and Ibrahima Konate in the hospital with a hamstring injury he sustained at Craven Cottage, there are concerns that he might miss at least four and possibly as long as six weeks.
Joel Matip, who missed practice due to a groin ailment, is now a late doubt as well. On the plus side, Naby Keita is healthy again, while Kostas Tsimikas has a decent chance of recovering from a knock in time to play.
Given that Joe Gomez and Van Dijk’s relationship at Anfield may be preserved in Matip’s potential absence, Nunez has undoubtedly done enough to earn his first competitive start after Roberto Firmino’s mainly poor performance last weekend.
Cheick Doucoure, a newcomer to Palace, had to leave the field against Arsenal due to cramps, but he should be good for the trip to Anfield, where Michael Olise might also rejoin the matchday squad.
Nathan Ferguson has suffered yet another setback as he continues to be sidelined with a foot injury, joining James McArthur, James Tomkins, and Jack Butland. Sam Johnstone made the starting lineup on the first day, however.
While Odsonne Edouard’s position in the final third is in jeopardy due to the return of Jean-Philippe Mateta, Vicente Guaita might be able to cling onto his starting position between the posts for the time being.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Schlupp, Doucoure, Eze; Ayew, Mateta, Zaha