CRYSTAL PALACE VS LIVERPOOL
| Monday, August 20th |
Premier League | Selhurst Park
8PM BST/3PM EST
Back at Selhurst Park on a Monday night with dreams of Premier League glory. You’re not triggered, are you? Thankfully, instead of being the penultimate game, it is the reverse, just the second match of the season. Though, with two wins in two by Chelsea, Tottenham, and (especially) Manchester City, anything less than three points tonight will feel more significant than it actually is.
Any win will lift Liverpool up to second place in the table, and a three-goal victory would be enough for the Reds to reclaim the top spot, where the finished the first week. Jordan Henderson and Fabinho are both expected to be in contention to start this match, though whether either will displace any of the fantastic midfield trio of James Milner, Georginio Wijnaldum, or Naby Keita is another matter altogether. It’s been a long wait for the second match, hopefully Klopp & Co. can make it worth the wait!
PREVIEW & VIEWING OPTIONS
Full Preview: Crystal Palace vs. Liverpool
Television: Sky Sports Premier League (UK); NBCSN (USA); Optus Sport (Australia); TSN1 (Canada); Hotstar (India); Astro SuperSport 3 (Malaysia); SuperSport 3 (Nigeria); 102 mio Stadium (Singapore); SuperSport 3 (South Africa); other listings at LiveSoccerTV
Starting XI: Hennessey; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; McArthur, Milivojevic, Schlupp; Townsend, Zaha, Benteke
Bench: Guaita, Ward, Kelly, Kouyate, Meyer, Sorloth, Ayew
Starting XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Mane, Firmino
Bench: Mignolet, Henderson, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Matip
FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS
SECOND HALF HIGHLIGHTS
90’+2’ - Mane - Mane puts the boosters on after Salah picks up the second ball from a corner, going clear down the middle and barely saving the ball from the keeper.
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