Crystal Palace v Liverpool Preview: The Eagles welcome Jurgen Klopp's men to Selhurst Park

The Eagles are still without a win in 2016

Crystal Palace v Liverpool Preview: The Eagles welcome Jurgen Klopp's men to Selhurst Park
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Crystal Palace's form continues to get more worrying with every week. The Eagles are still searching for there first win of 2016, and will be hoping to end their terrible run against Liverpool

In the reverse fixture, the London side were the first team to defeat Jurgen Klopp as Liverpool manager back in November.

Defender Scott Dann scored the winner in the 2-1 victory. Photo: Sky Sports
Defender Scott Dann scored the winner in the 2-1 victory. Photo: Sky Sports

Palace’s poor run since December coincided with numerous additions to their injury list, but even with players coming back, they have been unable to turn their form around. 

Ahead of the game this weekend, manager Alan Pardew spoke about how his side can defeat their opponents.

If we can find a way around that high press, we can cause Liverpool problems like we have done in the past,” he said in his press conference. “We improved at Sunderland. The boys coming back will help us progress. Its a different team to the one of four or five weeks ago.”

Crystal Palace team news

Striker Connor Wickham and goal keeper Wayne Hennessy look to be doubts for the game against Liverpool, however they are both being monitored.  Papa Souare will be back in the squad after completing a suspension.

Jason Puncheon will hopefully be back in the team next week, after a month on the sidelines due to hamstring issues. 

Liverpool bounced back from their defeat in the League cup final against Manchester City last weekend by thrashing the same opponents 3-0 on Wednesday, and Klopp will be hoping his can perform at a similar level this weekend, and make a late charge for the top four. 

“Six points is not the world. We have to show it, consistency has not been our hobby until now. We need to improve that,” he said in his press conference. “I have some hard selection decisions to make. We haven’t had this before. We have to use this new quality to change and rest.

Liverpol team news

Daniel Sturridge and Mamadou Sakho are both back in training after missing out on Wednesday’s game, however Lucas Leiva will miss out due to a thigh injury.

Phillippe Coutinho may also be back in the team after being rested.