Roy Hodgson provides injury update on Wilfried Zaha ahead of Liverpool

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool

Crystal Palace will play host to table-topping Liverpool on Saturday.

The Eagles go into the tie in fairly poor form, after failing to win any of their last four outings.

Although, to be fair to Palace, their last four outings have been against tough opposition, such as Manchester City and Leicester.

Palace’s tricky run continues this weekend as well, though, as Liverpool are yet to lose in the league this term, drawing one and winning 11.

Should Crystal Palace fail to win on Saturday, which is a strong possibility, they could drop as low as 16th.

LONDON, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 03: Roy Hodgson, Manager of Crystal Palace looks on during the Premier League match between Crystal Palace and Leicester City at Selhurst Park on November 03, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)

Zaha update

Before facing off with the Merseyside powerhouse, Roy Hodgson has provided an update on Wilfried Zaha.

Zaha suffered an injury recently, which forced him to miss the Ivory Coast’s latest two games.

But Hodgson confirmed in his press conference on Friday that Zaha is fine, and should be in the squad to face Liverpool:

“Wilf’s fine. The injury that forced him out of the Ivory Coast game is fine and he should be in the squad tomorrow.”

While having Zaha available would be a boost for Palace, they really need the Ivorian to rediscover his goalscoring boots.

After an emphatic 2019/20 campaign, which saw him score 10 and assist 10 in 34 league outings, the 27-year-old is yet to register a single goal this term for Palace.

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