Liverpool will hoping to secure three point’s as they failed to do so at the Vicarage Road. Jurgen Kloop’s side were struggling in the first half as Watford took the lead 2-1, Altough the Hornets took the lead but Liverpool’s constant attacks made them find one just before the half time whistle. In the second half debutant Salah was bought down in the penalty box and the referee pointed towards the spot, Roberto Firmihno made no mistake and equalised for the Reds.
Just a minute after equalizing Liverpool took the lead as new boy Salah latched on to a chip played by Firminho which would easily find the Egyptian and he made no mistake finishing it. Liverpool could have easily won the game but due to their poor set piece defence they conceded once again in dying minutes of the match as Miguel Britos was left unmarked and he made no mistake equalizing for his side.
Palace had one of the worst starts to their Premier League campaign as they lost 3-0 to newcomers Huddersfield town. A Joel Ward own goal and Steven Mounie’s brace ensured Huddersfield town a comfortable win over Fran De Boer’s Crystal Palace. De Boer will look to make things right in the upcoming game against the Reds.
Head to Head record.
Liverpool and Crystal Palace go neck to neck in their previous 10 meetings as Liverpool have won 5 and Crystal Palace have managed to win 4. One high scoring fixture ended with a 3-3 draw.
Jurgen Kloop would be hoping to go up the table, but there is no doubt that De Boer too is a tactical mastermind and will produce problems for the Reds. However, we can expect a highly entertaining match at the Anfield this Saturday.
The Reds have so far only 4 injury concerns with 3 player’s expected to return by next week and one long tern injury. Adam Lalana is sidelined for a month or a two as he has thigh strain. Philippe Couthino is recovering from a Back injury and will be available next week. Daniel Sturridge also had endured a thigh strain but he will make a comeback by next week. Nathan Clyne has a hamstring injury but will available by next week.
The Eagle’s have 4 injury concerns. Wilfred Zaha will have to sit out due to a knee injury and will return after the international break. B Sako is also sidelined for a long period though the medics have not yet given a specific return date. C Wickham has endured a ACL injury and is out for a long time. P Sourae is suffering from a broken leg and will return in a month or a two.
My Predicated Eleven.
Goalkeeper: Simon Mignolet.
Defender’s: Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Dejan Lovren, Alberto Moreno.
Midfielder’s: Wijnaldum, Emre Can, Henderson.
Attacker’s: Salah, Firmihno, Mane.
Crystal Palace (3-4-2-1)
Goalkeeper: Wayne Hennessey.
Defender’s: Fosu Mensah, Scott Dann, Riedwald.
Midfielder’s, Joe Ward, Milivojevic, Puncheon, Patrick Van Anholt.
Attacking Midfielder’s: Loftus Cheek, Townsed.
Forward: Christian Benteke.
My Predicted Score.
Liverpool 3 – 1 Crystal Palace.