Liverpool LIV Mané (43'), Salah (78'), Keïta (89')
3-0 FT
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Premier League Gameweek 5
Sep 18, 2021 KO: 14:00

Liverpool - Crystal Palace

Anfield Liverpool
Referee: Andy Madley
Mané 43'  
Salah 78'  
Keïta 89'  

Match preview

Still no Firmino? How Liverpool could line up against Crystal Palace

Jurgen Klopp will be without a number of attacking players when his side welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield on Saturday

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will be hoping his side’s hard-fought victory over Milan in the Champions League in midweek will spur his side on to pick up another win on Saturday, when they welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield.

Patrick Vieira’s team made short work of Tottenham Hotspur in the last matchday with a 3-0 win, following a 2-2 draw with West Ham. So Klopp will know that his side will need to be at their best to pick up all three points.

Fortunately for the Liverpool boss, he should be able to call upon a relatively fully-fit defensive line, with Alisson in goals, behind a back four of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson on either flank, alongside Virgil van Dijk and Joel Matip in the centre.

Similarly, in midfield, Klopp should be able to recall goalscorer Jordan Henderson, alongside the midfield partnership of Thiago Alcantara and Fabinho, who continue to look better and better alongside one another with every passing week.

Unfortunately, Liverpool look likely to be without Harvey Elliot for much of the season, while Robert Firmino remains a doubt with a minor injury. As such, we should see Klopp stick with his tried and tested front line of Sadio Mane, Diogo Jota and Mohamed Salah.

How Liverpool could line up against Crystal Palace

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  Average Match Rating  
6.9
  Home  
6.0
7.2
  Away  
5.9
7.1
  Total  
5.9

Match statistics

Liverpool
Statistics
Crystal Palace
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
13
5
Draws
4
5
Losses
3
10
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
36
19
Goals Per Game
1.80
0.95
More > 2.5 Goals
9
11
More > 3 Goals
3
6
Scored First in a Match
11
6
Scored Both Halves
9
3
Won More > 1 Goal
9
2
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
14
33
Did Not Score
3
8
Both Teams Scored
8
9
Kept Clean Sheet
10
6
Won Without Conceding
9
3
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
772
529
Possession
57
39
Passes
579
342
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
18
9.30
Shots on Target
6.15
3.58
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.16
Crosses
21
14
Offsides
2.24
1.79
Penalties
0.05
0.10
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.50
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
16
18
Interceptions
9.13
11
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
14
19
Total Shots Conceded
9.70
14
Shots on Target Conceded
3.85
4.21
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.07
0.12
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
11
Yellow Cards
0.95
1.45
Red Cards
0.00
0.00

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