Liverpool can take another step towards confirming their Premier League title triumph once they host Crystal Palace on Wednesday.
The Reds can’t be confirmed champions in their first match back at Anfield since the season restart because of Manchester City’s convert Burnley on Monday night.
However, any dropped points stand call at a season where Liverpool have did not win only three league games, so their
current run of only one win in five games across all competitions suggests that there’s something Klopp must fix.
Indeed, Liverpool have now dropped more points in their last three league games than they did in their previous 38,
while their last three top-flight wins have all been narrow ones by a solitary goal.
Palace are looking to increase that wait and head to Merseyside in magnificent form, winning four on the bounce without conceding therein period.
Palace will likely got to surpass that by a long way if they’re to be in Europe next term – their 49-point haul last season was only ok for 12th,
while once they got an equivalent number of points within the inaugural Premier League season they finished bottom of the table and were relegated.
The Eagles face a difficult end to the campaign too, with six of the eight teams above them within the table still to return during their final eight games.
Liverpool away is that the hardest of the lot, though, so if Hodgson can come away with anything from his old stomping ground on
Wednesday then there’s no reason why they couldn’t achieve a couple of more shocks between now and therefore the end of the season.
Crystal Palace vs Burnley Team News
Liverpool were without both Mohamed Salah and Andrew Robertson for the derby – the previous staying on the bench throughout and therefore the latter missing out entirely.
Both are in contention to feature during this game, although with such a fast turnaround
and Man City next up after this match Klopp is unlikely to require any risks over their fitness.
Salah’s spot on the bench throughout Sunday’s match suggests that he’s able to be called upon if he’s needed,
whereas Robertson may be a little further faraway from full fitness.
The importance of the Scot’s absence was heightened by his replacement James Milner limping off before half time against Everton,
while there was further defensive concern when Joel Matip also went off with an injury.
Milner is predicted to miss this game while Matip is additionally a doubt,
meaning that Joe Gomez might be forced to left-back again with Dejan Lovren starting alongside Virgil van Dijk should Robertson miss out.
Xherdan Shaqiri is closing in on a return to training but isn’t expected back for this match, while Nathaniel Clyne remains a long-term absentee.
Palace, meanwhile, are going to be without James Tomkins, Jeffrey Schlupp and former Liverpool man Martin Kelly through injury.
Hodgson’s side didn’t devour any fresh concerns against Bournemouth,
though, and barring any rotation through resting players, could name an unchanged side for this one.
Crystal Palace vs Burnley Line Up
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Gomez; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Crystal Palace possible starting lineup:
Guaita; Ward, Dann, Cahill, Van Aanholt; Kouyate, Milivojevic, McArthur; Ayew, Benteke, Zaha
Crystal Palace vs Burnley H2H
Liverpool have won five successive league games against the Eagles and scored 11 goals within the process.
Crystal Palace’s three most up-to-date league wins over the Reds have all been at Anfield – in 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.
Palace are the sole team to possess a beaten a Jurgen Klopp-managed Liverpool side quite once at Anfield.
Date, time and venue
Crystal Palace vs Burnley is scheduled for a 8:15pm BST kick-off on Wednesday, June 24, 2020.
The match will be behind closed doors at Anfield with no fans due to be present due to government guidelines regarding coronavirus
How to watch Crystal Palace vs Burnley
TV channel: The match will be shown live on Sky Sports’ Premier League and Main Event channels and is available via Now TV with a day pass for £9.99.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers can stream the match online via SkyGo and the SkyGo app, with a mobile month pass available for £5.99.
8:00pm, Monday 29th June 2020.