The Reds continue step by step in the fight for the Premier League title
Where and when to watch Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
Date: June 24
Time: 3:15 pm
TV: NBC SN, NBC Universe
Live from any device: fuboTV
One more step toward Liverpool’s dream
20 points difference between Liverpool and Manchester City, just eight days before the end of the Premier League, make Jürgen Klopp’s team practically assured of the title. But to be able to lift it, they still have to overcome some tests, such as today’s at Anfield, in the visit of Crystal Palace.
Liverpool has only won one of their last three games, the last of them against Everton in the Merseyside derby, in which they failed to find a goal, something that Klopp will surely seek to change today with his managers, empowering the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, who will surely be accompanied by Sadio Mané and Roberto Firmino.
The Red team remains the best defense in the Premier League, having only conceded 21 goals this season, six of them in the last five games, and look unstoppable at Anfield where they have won all 15 games of the season.
Crystal Palace arrives on a roll
No team has a better run in the Premier League than Crystal Palace. Beyond marching in the middle of the standings, Roy Hodgson’s team has won its last four matches, the last of them against Bournemouth with a score of 2-0.
The midfield, commanded by the eternal Milivojevic, will be tasked with stopping Liverpool’s transition balls, and providing balls to Benteke, Ayew, and Zaha, Palace’s three attacking players.
Crystal Palace is the least productive team in terms of goals, of the top ten, with only 28, and its strength lies in the defensive quality with 32 goals conceded. In fact, they have managed to maintain their unbeaten bow for the last four games, something they will look to emulate today against the Premier League leader.
History and particularities
Liverpool has beaten Crystal Palace in their last five meetings and has lost just once in seven games. The first-round match ended in Liverpool’s 2-1 victory, with goals from Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, while Wilfried Zaha scored the save.
Roy Hodgson has a long history of 14 games facing Liverpool, although he has only managed to emerge victorious three times, while Jürgen Klopp has won seven games against Crystal Palace, and has only two setbacks.
Anfield will show an atypical silence today, when Liverpool hosts Crystal Palace, in a match that pits the Premier League leader against the team that is going through the best moment in English football.