The league leaders take a trip to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace in an attempt to stretch their lead at the top. A win over the Eagles will pile more pressure on Manchester City, who take on Frank Lampard’s Chelsea later that day.
Crystal Palace who started the brightly are on a run of four without a win while Liverpool are still yet to taste defeat in the Premier League, though they were held by Manchester United.
WHEN AND WHERE?
Venue: Selhurst Park
Date: Saturday, November 23
Time: 15:00 GMT
Crystal Palace have lost six of their last seven Premier League meetings with Liverpool (W1), including each of the last four in a row. They’d won the previous three in a row before this run.
Liverpool have won their last four away league games against Crystal Palace, more than they had in their previous 12 against the Eagles in the top-flight (W3 D5 L4).
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last seven Premier League games in London since a 0-1 loss at Chelsea in May 2018 (W4 D3). It’s their longest unbeaten run in the capital in the top-flight since a of 16 between May 1987 and October 1989.
Liverpool are unbeaten in 29 Premier League games (W24 D5) – only four times has a side a longer unbeaten run in the competition: Arsenal (49, May 2003-Oct 2004), Chelsea (40, Oct 2004-Oct 2005), Arsenal (30, Dec 2001-Oct 2002), and Man City (30, Apr 2017-Jan 2018).
Crystal Palace have lost three of their last four Premier League games, all by a 0-2 scoreline. The other finished 2-2 at Arsenal with the Eagles also having been 0-2 down in that match.
Roy Hodgson will hope Wilfred Zaha is fit to return to the starting line-up as his star forward continues to recover from a foot injury. Joel Ward could be the certified absentee for the game with a groin problem.
Jurgen faces a battle to replace key players in Andy Robertson who have all but been ruled out of Saturday’s trip to London, and Mo Salah is to have a late fitness test as well. Xherdan Shaqiri and Joel Matip could return this weekend but Nathaniel Clyne remains on the sidelines.
Crystal Palace: Guaita; Kelly, Tomkins, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Townsend, Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur, Zaha; Ayew.
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mane, Firmino, Origi.
Crystal Palace 1:3 Liverpool