LIVERPOOL VS CRYSTAL PALACE PREVIEW
“We have to change from doubters to believers,” said Klopp at the end of his first official interview as a Liverpool manager. In just 3 weeks since taking charge of the club, Klopp’s philosophy certainly seems to be bonding well with the fans and the players. After two successive away victories against Chelsea and Rubin Kazan, Liverpool will host Crystal Palace at Anfield on Sunday.
Maintaining the winning mentality
After 3 successive draws in his first 3 games, Klopp guided the team to two memorable victories which has seen the Reds climb inside the top half of the table. Liverpool also have eliminated their negative goal difference figure in the table and are currently looking like a team that has the ability to grab victories against even the most difficult oppositions. Judging by the performances in the last two fixtures, Liverpool could indeed win at home. Liverpool could come out victorious tomorrow with the presence of in-form players like Philippe Coutinho, Christian Benteke, Roberto Firmino and James Milner.
Liverpool are the favourites
Crystal Palace under manager Alan Pardew have proven to be a strong side of late. In fact, Crystal Palace already have got more victories than Liverpool, having won 5 games already, compared to 4 by the Reds. Yet, they also have lost an equal number of games, because of which they are slightly behind Liverpool at 10th in the table. Yet, Liverpool certainly are the team in the better run and given Liverpool’s squad quality, Reds will be favourites for the win at Anfield.
Crystal Palace have proven to be tough opponents
Despite being promoted to the top flight only two seasons ago, Crystal Palace have proven to be one of the most threatening teams in the Premier League. In fact, their record against Liverpool has been pretty impressive since their promotion. Crystal Palace have won against Liverpool twice in the last five fixtures while one ended in a draw. The last time Crystal Palace visited Anfield, they went away will all 3 points courtesy of a poor performance from Liverpool. But, with Klopp’s arrival, we could expect Liverpool to be much tougher and better than their oppositions this time.