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Nathaniel Clyne On How To Beat Crystal Palace

Nathaniel Clyne, the former Crystal Palace man, talks about the challenge facing Liverpool when they head to Selhurst Park on Sunday.

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If Liverpool win against Crystal Palace on Sunday, that would make it three league victories in a row for the first time this season. The task won't be easy, however, since the Reds rarely get much joy from playing against Palace.

Liverpool fullback and 2011 Crystal Palace Player of the Year, Nathaniel Clyne, recognizes that fact better than most, and, in an interview with the official website, discussed what his role will be on Sunday to ensure a Liverpool win.

"If the opposition’s best player is out wide, you know if you can stop them having a good game, you can probably stop the whole team from having a good game," he said. "It’s good pressure to have on you, to know if you can stop their best players you could have a better chance of winning the game. They’ve got lots of quality players, they’re very good in and attack and have lots of pace.

"We’ll have to be at our best to stop their attack and then try and break them down defensively and get the goals to get three points."

Regarding the pressure of playing at Selhurst Park, a particularly poor hunting ground for Liverpool in recent years, Clyne said, "It’s another big game away from home and it’s always difficult going to place like Crystal Palace but I’m sure with the players that we’ve got, we can go out there and get the three points. We’re going to go into every Premier League game trying to take maximum points. We showed we’ve got the ability against City, and if we can play like that we can beat anyone on our day.

"We’ve just got to get on with it game by game, keep putting in good performances and try to win the games. That’s the best we can do. It’s a very small stadium, the fans get right behind their team and they make it difficult for the opposition to come there. It’s going to be a good game, good atmosphere, and I look forward to it."

The Eagles are in the middle of a winless run of league games dating back to before the new year. They will be desperate to snatch another three points from Liverpool at Selhurst Park, so another strong performance from the Liverpool players will be required.

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