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Predicted Liverpool line-up v Crystal Palace

Liverpool take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday afternoon.

The match is a big opportunity to further extend the three point lead the English champions currently command at the Premier League summit.

Crystal Palace are a dangerous opposition and one that should not be taken lightly. Roy Hodgson’s team have already beaten Manchester United and taken points from Tottenham Hotspur this season.

Liverpool will arrive in the capital full of confidence following their dramatic 2-1 victory during the top-of-the-table clash with Spurs on Wednesday night.

A much-needed eight-day rest period will follow the encounter meaning Jurgen Klopp will likely go full-strength before getting the opportunity to rest key personnel.

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Klopp failed to make a Liverpool substitution for the first time in 908 games since Gerard Houllier, in his final match in charge, opted to not to make a change in last game of the 2003-04 season v Newcastle, also at Anfield.

Whether or not the manager chooses to alternate his midfield triumvirate remains to be seen following such impressive performances from the likes of Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum and Curtis Jones.

The latter, of which, was particularly excellent against the Lilywhites last night and is surely deserving of keeping his place following his best reign of form in the first-team.

Whether or not Joel Matip is to return in time remains a question after the Cameroonian suffered a back injury during the 1-1 draw with Fulham last weekend.

19-year-old Rhys Williams deputised in Matip’s absence and was outstanding. He is another academy graduate who is deserving of a recall against Palace.

With Diogo Jota out for the next eight weeks, the front-three once again picks itself with Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino both fresh off the goalscoring trail against Spurs.

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