Liverpool Team News: Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Crystal Palace

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After sweeping aside West Ham on the opening weekend, Jurgen Klopp's Reds should face a tougher test down at Selhurst Park

After the perfect start at Anfield last weekend, Liverpool face a sterner test of their credentials when they travel to Crystal Palace on Monday night.

The Reds' 4-0 win over West Ham took them top of the table, but they'll need to be switched on at Selhurst Park - a place which holds mixed memories for supporters.

Liverpool's recent record there is actually pretty good, but Palace themselves started with a decent away win at Fulham and will be relishing the chance to get stuck into Jurgen Klopp's well-backed outfit.

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And with the television cameras there for an evening kick-off, there should be a brilliant atmosphere in South East London.

Here, Goal takes a look at everything you need to know ahead of Monday's meeting...


Liverpool injuries


Liverpool will still be without Dejan Lovren, who is a couple of weeks away from returning after an abdominal problem, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is a long-term absentee as he recovers from a knee injury.

But Joel Matip came through a behind-closed-doors friendly at Melwood on Wednesday and could be fit enough to be considered.

HD Joel Matip


Liverpool suspensions


Liverpool do not have any suspended players for this game. 


Likely Liverpool starting line-up


The quality of Liverpool's performance last week is such that it is hard to make a case for any changes to the starting line-up.

Captain Jordan Henderson could be a consideration, replacing either James Milner or Gini Wijnaldum, but it seems likelier that he, as well as new signing Fabinho and England colleague Adam Lallana, will have to make do with a spot on the bench.

Possible Liverpool team vs Palace


Crystal Palace team news


The Eagles are without defender (and Liverpudlian) Scott Dann, who has a knee injury.

New signing Max Meyer is doubtful as he builds up match fitness, but could feature in the squad. Connor Wickham is another doubt due to a muscle problem.

Max Meyer Schalke


TV channel & kick-off time


The fixture will be broadcast live in the UK (United Kingdom) on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, kick off 8pm BST.

In the United States , the game can be watched live on television on NBC Sports, kick off 3pm ET.


Best Opta match facts


  • Crystal Palace have lost each of their last three home league games against Liverpool – it’s their longest losing home run against the Reds in league competition.
  • After a run of three defeats in a row against the Eagles, Liverpool have won four of their last five Premier League meetings with Crystal Palace.
  • In all competitions, both teams have scored in 11 of the last 12 meetings between Crystal Palace and Liverpool, with the exception being Liverpool’s 1-0 win at Anfield last term.
  • The last Premier League meeting on a Monday between these sides was back in May 2014 – Liverpool were leading 3-0 after 78 minutes before Crystal Palace came back to draw 3-3.
  • This will be Liverpool’s 73rd Premier League game played on a Monday, more than any other side in the competition (W33 D20 L19). o Crystal Palace, who have won their last three Premier League games at Selhurst Park, are looking to secure four home top-flight wins in a row for the first time since December 1990 - the fourth game in this run also came against Liverpool.
  • Since Jurgen Klopp took charge in October 2015, Liverpool’s Premier League games have seen more goals than any other side (341 – 221 goals, 120 conceded). No side has scored 4+ goals in more different Premier League games than Liverpool in that time (22, level with Man City).
  • Crystal Palace’s Wilfried Zaha needs one more goal to become the Eagles’ all-time highest Premier League goalscorer (currently 23, level with Chris Armstrong).
  • Liverpool’s Sadio Mané has scored five goals in his seven Premier League appearances against Crystal Palace, more than he has against any other side.
  • Crystal Palace striker Christian Benteke has scored six goals in nine top-flight games against former club Liverpool, more than he has against any other current Premier League 

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