EPL - Liverpool v Crystal Palace

Image copyright: Getty Images

2023/24 English Premier League
Matchday 33
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Liverpool, England
Sunday, 14 April 2024
Kick-off is at 15h00 
Liverpool will target a return to winning ways in a bid to put pressure on the Premier League leaders when Crystal Palace visit Anfield on Sunday, April 14.
The Reds were knocked off the summit after a 2-2 draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford on April 7 left them behind Arsenal on goal difference in second place.
The Gunners reclaimed top spot courtesy of a 3-1 win over Brighton at the Amex on April 6, having seen title rivals Manchester City beat Palace 4-2 at Selhurst Park earlier in the day to remain one point adrift in third spot.
Jurgen Klopp's side extended their unbeaten run to eight games, but have only picked up 11 points out of a possible 15 in the last month.
The Eagles have little chance of improving on their 11th-placed finish of last season as they trail Fulham (13th) by nine points in 14th position after squandering an early lead to lose to the Citizens.
It was a third defeat in a five-match winless sequence for Oliver Glasner's side, who are just one point clear of Everton (15th) and Brentford (16th).
The Toffees edged Burnley 1-0 at Goodison Park on April 6 to climb above the Bees, who held Aston Villa to a 3-3 draw at Villa Park.

Mo SalahImage copyright: Getty Images
In team news, the hosts could be boosted by the return of Alisson (thigh), Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota (both knee), but they remain without Joel Matip (knee), Thiago Alcantara (thigh) and Stefan Bajcetic. The visitors have far more injuries to contend with as Sam Johnstone (elbow), Cheick Doucoure (calf), Rob Holding (ankle), Christopher Richards, Marc Guehi (both knee), Jesurun Rak-Sakyi (thigh) and Matheus Franca (groin) are all ruled out.
Klopp expects there to be more twists and turns in the title run-in and acknowledges they cannot afford to drop any more points in a bid to pip Arsenal and City to the trophy. 
"It is likely. I cannot remember it anymore how many games we won in the run-in and City won in the run-in [in 2019 and 2022] but you have to win a lot of football games," the German said.
"You should not do what we did today - you should not do it now constantly, that will not be enough, definitely not. But we know that, we know that.
"But then still, if you work with human beings you have just to take the things you get: I saw the boys wanting, I saw a top team today, really, in a difficult away game."
Glasner has challenged his players to maintain the standards they showed against the Citizens, having seen Jean-Philippe Mateta give them a shock lead after just three minutes. 
"We are able to keep the level for 95 minutes high, I'm sure, because all my teams had it, so we will train a lot, we will work hard for it," the Austrian said.
"I mention it very often: the character of the players gives me the confidence that they will train hard, so it's nothing that we do, it's what they have to do. And they will do it, I'm sure."

Head-to-Head (Last Five Premier League Meetings)

Matches - 5
Liverpool wins - 3
Palace wins - 0
Draws - 2

Premier League Matchday 33 fixtures:

Saturday, April 13
13h30: Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
16h00: Brentford v Sheffield United
16h00: Burnley v Brighton & Hove Albion
16h00: Manchester City v Luton Town
16h00: Nottingham Forest v Wolverhampton Wanderers
18h30: Bournemouth v Manchester United
Sunday, April 14
15h00: Liverpool v Crystal Palace
15h00: West Ham United v Fulham
17h30: Arsenal v Aston Villa
Monday, April 15
21h00: Chelsea v Everton

Bet on the English Premier League with Betway 


Sign up at Betway and enjoy solid action and heart-racing thrills when you bet on soccer leagues such as the English Premier League, the Italian Serie A, the Spanish La Liga and many more.

Bet with Betway

For all the latest sports news, betting tips and promotions, follow Betway on FacebookTwitterInstagramGoogle+ and YouTubeDownload the Betway App.

Published: 04/11/2024