Roy Hodgson’s last game as Crystal Palace boss will be at Anfield, where Liverpool is expected to secure their place in the Champions League for next season. Read more about Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace here.
Due to their superior goal difference and the Reds’ recent form, Jurgen Klopp’s side can almost certainly secure a top-four finish with a victory.
- Diogo Jota may be able to return from injury for Liverpool’s match against Crystal Palace on Sunday, but he will only be on the bench.
- Jurgen Klopp is expected to keep the same starting lineup from Wednesday’s 3-0 victory over Burnley.
- Curtis Jones or James Milner is the only midfield option, but Klopp will almost certainly go with Georginio Wijnaldum in what may be his last game for the club.
- Christian Benteke is a doubt for Sunday’s match against his former side, and Roy Hodgson wants to gamble the striker with nothing to lose and the Euros just around the corner. Benteke, on the other hand, has scored in four consecutive league games.
- Benteke’s replacements are Jean-Philippe Mateta or Jordan Ayew, while Wilfried Zaha could switch to the middle.
- Tyrick Mitchell is also questionable for the Eagles, but Hodgson thinks it’s more likely to be exhaustion than an injury. Patrick van Aanholt, on the other hand, may take over at Anfield.
- Luka Milivojevic was unavailable for the midweek loss to Arsenal due to personal reasons, but he may return here.
Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace | Prediction
- After Leicester lost to Chelsea and Liverpool beat Burnley in midweek, they climbed into the top four. To finish in the top four, the Reds just need to equal Leicester’s result on the final day. If they beat Chelsea’s result, they will finish third.
- Arsenal defeated Crystal Palace 3-1 on Wednesday, with the Eagles conceding twice in injury time in the second half. This will be Roy Hodgson’s last game as Crystal Palace manager before stepping down, and it will be played at Anfield, the home of one of his former clubs, Liverpool.
- In the reverse fixture, Palace was defeated 7-0 by Liverpool, and they have conceded four goals in each of their last two visits to Anfield. It may not be the appropriate send-off for Hodgson.
Salah, who has scored five goals in his last three appearances against the Eagles, is well-known to Palace’s defenders. On 22 goals, the Egyptian is tied with fellow Golden Boot contender Harry Kane, and this appears to be a strong chance for him to outscore his Tottenham rival.
Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace | Possible starting lineup:
Liverpool: Alisson, Robertson, Williams, Phillips, Alexander-Arnold, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Thiago, Firmino, Mane, Salah.
Crystal Palace: Guaita, Ward, Tomkins, Cahill, Mitchell, Kouyate, Townsend, Schlupp, McCarthy, Zaha, Benteke.
Our Prediction: Liverpool 2 – 0 Crystal Palace
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