Having had to wait for a bit longer after their disappointing draw against Everton in the Merseyside Derby at the weekend, Liverpool will now be looking to finally get their first of two wins and edge ever closer to clinching the Premier League title when they host an in-form Crystal Palace outfit at Anfield on Wednesday evening.
The Reds saw their gap between them and second-placed Manchester City cut to 20 points, but will have to dig a lot deeper this time around if they are to overcome Palace who claimed an impressive 2-0 win over Bournemouth away from home.
Date: Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Veteran midfielder James Milner will sit out this clash after coming off injured in Sunday’s Merseyside derby, while Andrew Robertson could potentially play part.
Another player who will also miss this clash is Joel Matip, who suffered an ankle injury, and will be replaced by Joe Gomez.
Talisman Mohamed Salah sat out the entire Everton clash, but is now expected to fully take part in this all-important match-up.
Duo Fabinho and Naby Keita, who looked poor in the last tie, are both likely to drop to the bench, with Georginio Wijnaldum likely to return to the starting XI.
Defensive trio James Tomkins, Martin Kelly and Jeffrey Schlupp have all been ruled out for the trip to Anfield.
James McCarthy and Max Meyer could play some part in this match.
The champions-elect, who have won their last 22 Premier League home matches, will make it very hard for Palace.
Jurgen Klopp’s charges will be buoyed by the fact that they have won their last six matches against Palace in all competitions, as they look to close in on their 19th EPL title.
Roy Hodgson’s troops are in the form of their life. They have kept a clean sheet in their last four league matches, and have also won their last four Premier League matches.