Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, Premier League live: score and latest updates
Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Clyne, Andersen, Guehi, Mitchell, Doucoure, Sambi Lokonga, Olise, Ayew, Schlupp, Mateta
Subs: Ward, Milivojevic, Eze, McArthur, Hughes, Edouard, Richards, Ahamada, Whitworth
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Keita, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Gakpo, Jota
Subs: Fabinho, Firmino, Jones, Elliott, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Bajcetic, Williams, Kelleher
Liverpool under the spotlight after Real Madrid humiliation
Liverpool look to bounce back after humiliating defeat in the Champions League
3 points are absolutely imperative for the visitors this afternoon as Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park to take on Crystal Palace. Despite going 2-0 up inside 15 minutes against Real Madrid on Wednesday night in their Champions League Last 16 first leg, Liverpool went on to lose 5-2 in a shambolic defeat.
The visitors head into the game 7 points off the top 4 in the league, but they do have two games in hand over Tottenham who sit in fourth. Liverpool come into tonight’s game off the back of back-to-back Premier League victories, both 2-0 victories over Everton and Newcastle respectively. Their 2-0 win against Newcastle at St James’ Park last Saturday was the Magpies’ first defeat at home this season as Liverpool completed the double over them.
Liverpool do not have a great record away from home this season, losing nine of their 17 away games in all competitions so far this season.
For Crystal Palace, they are agonisingly close to all 3 points last weekend away at Brentford only to concede an equaliser in the 96th minute. They sit 12th in the Premier League table, 5 points above the relegation zone.
They are without a win since New Year’s Eve, a run of eight games in all competitions.
Liverpool have won seven successive away league games against Crystal Palace by an aggregate score of 22-6. Liverpool know they need to keep winning to maintain their push for a top four spot, Palace need a win to make sure they are not looking over their shoulders for the rest of the season. Both sides need the 3 points tonight, for different reasons.
Full team news on the way shortly.