Liverpool will be hoping for their first Premier League win of the campaign against Crystal Palace tonight. Jurgen Klopp’s side were below par at Craven Cottage on the opening weekend, with Mohamed Salah saving a point against Fulham late on.
They will need a much improved display as Anfield get their first taste of competitive action this season, and have every reason to be full of confidence as they look to claim 11 consecutive wins against Palace. The last time the Eagles got the better of Liverpool was in 2017 when Palace secured a third straight win at Anfield, but it’s been a miserable run since then.
Patrick Vieira’s side pushed Arsenal in their first league game but were defeated, as they seek to level up after a troubled pre-season which saw the side split between United United and Australia. Follow all the action with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog, with Malik Ouzia providing expert analysis!
Liverpool team news
Naby Keita and Kostas Tsimikas are set to return to the Liverpool squad after overcoming illness and injury respectively, but Thiago Alcantara will miss between four and six weeks with a hamstring injury.
He joins Diogo Jota, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Curtis Jones, Ibrahima Konate, Calvin Ramsay and Caoimhin Kelleher on the treatment table. Joel Matip could also be sidelined with a groin complaint.
Predicts Liverpool XI:Alison; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Milner, Elliott; Salah, Nunez, Diaz
How to watch Liverpool vs Crystal Palace
TV channel: In the UK, tonight’s match will be shown live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League. Coverage begins at 7 p.m.
Direct: Sky Sports subscribers will also be able to watch the game online via the Sky Go app.
Live: Follow all the action here, with expert analysis from Malik Ouzia at Anfield.
Hello and welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of Liverpool vs Crystal Palace!
Both sides are in the hunt for their first Premier League win of the season – it’s safe to say that Liverpool are a little more inclined to do so tonight at Anfield than at Palace.
We’ll have all the latest build and squad news ahead of kick-off, which will be at 8:00pm BST. Stay tuned!