After losing points in the first match, Liverpool are ready to take on Crystal Palace at Anfield tonight. Liverpool have drawn their first match with Fulham FC, while Crystal Palace lost their first game of the season against Arsenal FC. So, both teams will be hoping for their first victory of the season.
Stats & Records
Although Liverpool failed to win their first match, they are very confident about winning tonight’s match against the Eagles. They have very good records against Crystal Palace. Liverpool lost their last game to Crystal Palace in 2017, where the Eagles defeated the Klopp boys by a 2-1 margin.
Since then, Liverpool didn’t lose a single match of their previous ten meetings with the Eagles. Klopp’s boys won all 10 consecutive games against Crystal Palace from 2017 onward. Moreover, they netted 30 goals in those matches.
Liverpool didn’t lose their first home match for the last 18 seasons. They are also unbeaten in their previous 20 matches in the English Premier League. But the away records for Crystal Palace against Liverpool are not good enough. They lost nine of their last 13 meeting against the All Reds.
There are some major injury concerns in Liverpool’s squad. Midfielder Thiago Alcantara became injured in the first game of the season. He hasn’t recovered yet. That is why he will not be available for tonight’s clash. Curtis Jones and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also out of the squad for a long time due to injury.
However, Naby Keita is back in the squad. He trained yesterday with the team. So, the manager can use him in the midfield. Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has given updates on Keita. He said, “A couple of boys are coming back: Naby will be back for Monday and Kostas will train today for the first time so he might be back as well. That’s the situation.”
On the other hand, Crystal Palace will miss the service of James McArthur and James Tomkins as both players are suffering from injuries. But Palace midfielder Michael Olise could make a return with tonight’s clash.