Crystal Palace travel to an in-form Liverpool in the Premier League on Saturday having picked up their first win of the season last time out.
Crystal Palace visit Anfield off the back of an impressive 3-0 victory at home to Tottenham, who were the Premier League leaders heading in to the game.
Conor Gallagher impressed once again in the heart of the midfield, whilst new recruit Odsonne Edouard scored within 30 seconds of his Palace debut before adding a second to hand boss Patrick Vieira his first league win in the Eagles’ dugout.
Liverpool also enjoyed success last time out with a thrilling Champions League success over AC Milan, a side whom they have plenty of history with.
Jordan Henderson’s sumptuous volley was enough for the three points in the group stage opener, with Liverpool having surrendered a two goal advantage until that point.
When it comes to league affairs, the Reds have hardly missed a beat there either, with their only dropped points coming against a fellow title contender in Chelsea before the recent international break.
Liverpool’s latest top flight encounter came at Elland Road, where they comfortably saw off Leeds United – Mo Salah scoring his 100th Premier League goal in the process of that 0-3 triumph.
Jurgen Klopp’s side though will be without young winger Harvey Elliott for the foreseeable future after he dislocated his ankle following a challenge from Leeds’ Pascal Struijk.
Divock Origi suffered with a bout of cramp in the Champions League midweek but is expected to be in contention for the clash with Palace, whilst Roberto Firmino is a major doubt to feature with a thigh complaint.
Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira may be tempted to stick with the same side who dispatched Tottenham Hotspur, but 19-year-old new signing Michael Olise may well have forced his way into Vieira’s thinking with an accomplished display for the Eagles’ U23 side midweek.
The young Frenchman got his first Premier League minutes from the bench against Spurs and was involved in 5 of the development squad’s 6 goals in their win over Leicester City.
Fellow young stars Ebere Eze and Nathan Ferguson remain out for Crystal Palace however, whilst Jeff Schlupp is also absent for the trip to Anfield.
Liverpool v Crystal Palace kicks off at 3pm on Saturday 18th September 2021.