In-form Crystal Palace welcome league leaders Liverpool to Selhurst Park in Saturday’s lunchtime Premier League kick off.
Roy Hodgson’s Eagles had to settle for a draw in Wednesday’s game against West Ham, with a Seb Haller wonder goal securing the Hammers a point.
Ebere Eze looked spritely throughout and Palace can feel disappointed they didn’t leave the London Stadium with more after another positive performance.
The 1-1 result mirrored the scoreline from last weekend’s game against Spurs, who tasted defeat in their midweek endeavours – a top of the table clash with Liverpool.
The Reds secured all three points in the biggest game of the season thanks to a 90th minute Roberto Firmino header – the Brazilian has been criticised for not scoring enough goals of late – but there was no doubting the importance of that strike as Liverpool’s remarkable Anfield unbeaten run extends to 66 games.
Liverpool leapfrogged Spurs to go top of the Premier League standings with the 2-1 victory, as Jurgen Klopp looks to maintain the Reds’ top flight crown – last season’s title win the club’s first in 30 years.
The Merseysiders have come close before then, though, most recently in the 2013-14 season under the guidance of now Leicester boss Brendan Rodgers.
Steven Gerrard’s slip against Chelsea is what everyone remembers, but Palace fans won’t forget their remarkable comeback from 3-0 behind against the Reds that season.
Largely orchestrated by Dwight Gayle, the Eagles succeeded in snatching a 3-3 draw and thus throwing Liverpool’s title charge that season off course.
Jurgen Klopp still has a large injury list, with Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk long term absentees.
Naby Keita missed the Tottenham game, as did James Milner, Diogo Jota, Xherdan Shaqiri and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
Joe Matip was also ruled out with a back problem but may have recovered in time to play against Palace.
Roy Hodgson remains without defenders Nathan Ferguson and Mamadou Sakho, with Martin Kelly and goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey also on the sidelines.
Crystal Palace won’t have Christian Benteke available to them for the visit of Liverpool either, after the Belgium striker picked up a suspension for a red card in the West Ham game midweek.
Crystal Palace v Liverpool is a 12.30pm kick off on Saturday 19th December.