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Liverpool v Palace: Reds face team who last beat them at Anfield

24 Jun 2020
Wilfried Zaha

Following Manchester City's win over Burnley, Liverpool are unable to claim the title against Crystal Palace. If they beat the Eagles and City fail to defeat Chelsea on Thursday, the Reds will be crowned champions.

Crystal Palace, in ninth place, are aiming for a fifth successive victory, having beat AFC Bournemouth 2-0 last time out.

Team news

Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson are both available, with the pair both able to train fully on Monday. But Joel Matip (toe) and James Milner (hamstring) both miss out with the injuries they picked up against Everton.

Roy Hodgson has no fresh injury concerns ahead of the return to his former club. James Tomkins, Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp remain out for the Eagles.

Did you know?

Liverpool have won their last five Premier League matches against Crystal Palace since losing 2-1 at Anfield back in April 2017, which was the last time they lost in the competition at home.

Sadio Mane has scored eight goals in 10 Premier League matches against Crystal Palace. His record of scoring in 80 per cent of his appearances against Palace is bettered only by Harry Kane who has netted in 90 per cent of his matches against Arsenal.

Crystal Palace’s last three Premier League wins against Liverpool have all been at Anfield, in 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17.

Jordan Ayew is the joint-top scorer in the Premier League this season on nine alongside Neal Maupay among players who have not scored more than once in a match. The Eagles are unbeaten in all nine encounters in which he has scored this term (W7 D2). 

Match officials

Referee: Martin Atkinson. Assistants: Stuart Burt, Richard West. Fourth official: Mike Dean. Replacement official: Nick Greenhalgh. VAR: Andre Marriner. Assistant VAR: Stephen Child.

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