Starting on January 23, 2022 at 14:00 UTC, Crystal Palace will face Liverpool at Selhurst Park stadium in London, England. The match is a Premier League encounter.
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Start date: 23 Jan 2022 19:30
Venue: Selhurst Park
Referee: Kevin Friend, England
Head to Head Record
FT: Liverpool 3-0 Crystal Palace
FT: Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace
FT: Crystal Palace 0-7 Liverpool
Crystal Palace vs Liverpool Preview
Palace’s match against Brighton represented a real Premier League rivalry, with a missed penalty, a woodwork hit, and lots of VAR debate. Patrick Vieira, on the other hand, may be thanking his fortunate stars that his team returned from the Amex with a point.
With Jack Butland saving a poor penalty from Pascal Gross and Neal Maupay’s goal being called out for a foul on the goalie, Palace seized the lead against the run of play via Conor Gallagher, before Joachim Andersen put the ball into his own net with three minutes remaining.
Palace’s hunt for their first Premier League victory since 2022 continues, but Vieira’s team is comfortably in 11th place ahead of the weekend’s matches.
Any doubts that Liverpool might produce an equally poor attacking performance in the second leg of their EFL Cup semi-final against Arsenal were swiftly dispelled on Thursday, as Diogo Jota lit up the Emirates and sent the Reds into the final next month.
Before the half-time whistle, the Portuguese twisted Takehiro Tomiyasu and saw his scuffed attempt put Liverpool ahead, and he went on to increase his side’s score with a wonderful dink over the onrushing Aaron Ramsdale.
Klopp’s team is presently 11 points behind Manchester City with a game in hand after blasting three unanswered goals over Brentford on Sunday, and the Anfield crowd would definitely relish the chance to win silverware as the Premier League crown slips away from them.
Crystal Palace Team News
Wilfried Zaha, Jordan Ayew, and Cheikhou Kouyate have all been busy at the Africa Cup of Nations in recent weeks, but Ayew might be in line for a return after Ghana’s early elimination.
Vieira is said to have given Ayew permission to take additional time off before returning to domestic play, thus Michael Olise will likely start again in goal, with Christian Benteke pushing for a place against his former team.
For the Eagles, James Tomkins and James McArthur are still in the treatment room, while Butland prepares to take over in net against Vicente Guaita.
Liverpool Team News
Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Naby Keita are all abroad at the African Cup of Nations, but Alex Oxlade-comeback Chamberlain’s from an ankle injury sustained against Brentford is a possibility.
Thiago Alcantara, Nat Phillips, Divock Origi, and Harvey Elliott – the latter of whom has already returned to full training – are all expected to be missing for the time being, as Klopp adheres to the same formula as in the Emirates victory.
Kaide Gordon missed a golden opportunity to score against Arsenal in midweek, so the 17-year-old might be replaced by Takumi Minamino, while Ibrahima Konate could start after Joel Matip appeared off the pace in midweek.
Crystal Palace XI:
Butland; Ward, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell; Schlupp, Hughes, Gallagher; Olise, Edouard, Eze
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold; Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Jones; Jota, Firmino, Minamino
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🚨⚽️ | WHAT A GOAL FROM ALEX OXLADE-CHAMBERLAIN! 2-0 Liverpool!— Football For You (@FootbaIlForYou) January 23, 2022