Perennial Premier League title challengers Liverpool are likely to have to view the top flight of English football as an avenue back into the Champions League after their 5-2 midweek loss against Spanish giants Real Madrid at Anfield.
Shell-shocked after being up 2-0 and capitulating in catastrophic fashion, no one is expecting the Reds to storm back in Madrid to overturn the result, which makes the Premier League prime real estate for Liverpool to really find their stride akin to what they have produced under the popular German tactician. Palace would be the perfect place to start for the English giants considering their recent record over the capital outfit (5-1-0) as well as Patrick Vieira’s outfit sitting second-to-last in the form table. All signs point to a Liverpool result, but anything is possible.
Predicted Liverpool XI
Liverpool Team News
- Out: Luis Díaz, Thiago, Calvin Ramsay
- Doubt: Ibrahima Konaté, Joe Gomez, Arthur
Jürgen Klopp is expected to field just about the same XI that started in the heavy defeat against Real Madrid with perhaps just one change on the cards irrespective of players that are guaranteed to miss out of have doubts attached to their availability.
Luis Díaz and Thiago remain out with injuries currently while Calvin Ramsey has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2022-23 season. Joe Gomez was forced off against the Spanish giants, putting his inclusion at Selhurst Park in doubt and he will likely not be needlessly risked subject to assessment tomorrow.
Neither Ibrahima Konaté nor Arthur are anticipated to make their own returns to the squad this weekend but it is expected that the pair could once be in contention moving forward within the next week or two.