Jurgen Klopp

Huge boost for Liverpool as long-term absentee returns from injury

Liverpool have this afternoon revealed that defender Nathaniel Clyne has returned to the club’s matchday squad for their clash with Crystal Palace.

Matchup

The two sides are currently locked in action in a Premier League meeting at Selhurst Park, with hosts Palace desperate for all 3 points to put further space between themselves and the English top-flight’s relegation zone.

Heading into today, the Eagles sat two places and two points clear of 18th-placed Southampton, with Roy Hodgson’s men having picked up a morale-boosting 2-0 win away to Huddersfield in their last outing.

Liverpool, meanwhile, were looking to leapfrog Manchester United into 2nd-place in the Premier League table, with the Reds having dispatched of Watford by 5 goals to nil last time out.

Return

And Jurgen Klopp’s men were handed a major personnel boost ahead of kick-off, with the news that full-back Nathaniel Clyne returned to the club’s squad for the first time since last July:

Crystal Palace, meanwhile, lined up as follows:

1-0

Hosts Palace have since gone in front this afternoon, after Loris Karius felled Wilfied Zaha in the Liverpool box, and Luka Milivojević stepped up to smash home the resulting spot-kick in emphatic fashion.

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