Liverpool to hold on to winning streak


Fresh from the international break, table-toppers Liverpool will be hoping to continue their winning streak as they take on Crystal Place at Selhurst Park on Saturday, report agencies.

Both Mohamad Salah and Andy Roberston are doubts for the Reds’ clash with Crystal Palace at the weekend. The Egyptian has been suffering with an ankle injury since Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Leicester back in October, however the 27-year-old received a further setback during their most recent fixture against Man City. This means that Divock Origi could be given the nod for Saturday afternoon.

Robertson, on the other hand, is also suffering with an ankle problem, causing him to miss out on the Euro 2020 qualifiers over the international break. 

However, the left-back is more likely to start than teammate Salah.

Roy Hodgson may also have a few concerns come Saturday. The Eagles’ main man Wilfred Zaha has been suffering with a foot injury, yet the Crystal Palace manager hopes he’ll be fit in time for their game against the league leaders.

Joel Ward is also a possible doubt for Crystal Palace after suffering with a groin problem in their last match against Chelsea, but the defender could also start.

The Eagles have won just 14 times against Liverpool, drawing 11 and losing a worrying 29 games.

The last time they met, it resulted in a sending off for James Milner as the two teams netted a total of seven goals at Anfield. Liverpool managed to come back from a goal down, beating Crystal Palace 4-3 in January earlier this year.

However, one match that Reds fans will be hoping to forget is their trip to Selhurst Park back in 2014 as Liverpool managed to give away a three-goal lead, resulting in a 3-3 draw against Crystal Palace - ending their hopes of winning the title once more.

That being said, Liverpool have currently gone 29 games unbeaten after their most recent victory against Manchester City, and will be hoping to extend this record at Selhurst Park on the weekend. Their incredible unbeaten home record also extends to April 2017 where it was, in fact, the Eagles who beat them 2-1 as Christian Benteke scored the winning goal.

Crystal Palace have only managed to conjure up four points in their past five league games. However, their most recent losses include Chelsea, Leicester City and Manchester City. Yet, Roy Hodgson managed to pick up a point against Arsenal as they drew 2-2 with the Gunners last month.