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Premier League Preview: Liverpool v Crystal Palace

3 October 2013 18:07

Crystal Palace go in search of their first Premier League away win since October 2004 when they visit Liverpool on Saturday.

The newly promoted club have gone 16 top-flight games without a victory away from Selhurst Park, with their last success coming courtesy of Andrew Johnson's goal in a 1-0 triumph at Birmingham City in the 2004-05 campaign, which ended in relegation.

Ian Holloway's side have endured a tough start to life back in England's top tier after an eight-year absence, collecting just one win in six games and losing all three of their away fixtures at Stoke City, Manchester United and Southampton.

After their 2-0 reverse at St Mary's last week, second-bottom Palace have now gone three games without scoring and face a daunting trip to Anfield to take on a Liverpool side who are second top, having won four of their six Premier League fixtures.

Brendan Rodgers' men bounced back from their first defeat of the season at home to Southampton on September 21 - which ended an eight-match unbeaten league run at Anfield - by winning 3-1 at Sunderland last time out.

That game represented Luis Suarez's return to Premier League action after his 10-match suspension and the striker marked the occasion by scoring twice.

Suarez's comeback has helped offset the loss of Brazilian playmaker Philippe Coutinho, who will again be unavailable with a shoulder injury.

Liverpool will also be without Coutinho's compatriot Lucas Leiva, who is banned after picking up his fifth booking of the season at the Stadium of Light.

And Rodgers revealed on Thursday that Glen Johnson and Aly Cissokho (both ankle), along with Joe Allen (hamstring), will not be back until after the upcoming international break, while Sebastian Coates (knee) is a long-term absentee.

Holloway, meanwhile, once again has to contend with an extensive injury list, with Jack Hunt and Jonathan Williams (both ankle) and Glenn Murray (knee) definitely out.

Captain Patrick McCarthy (groin), Yannick Bolasie (hamstring) and Damien Delaney and Jonathan Parr (ankle) are also all doubtful as Palace seek their first league win at Anfield since November 1991.

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Competition
Premier League
Date
5 October 2013
Game week
7
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
3 - 0
Full-time
3 - 1
Venue
Anfield (Liverpool)
Attendance
44721

Goals

L. Suárez 13'
(assist by José Enrique) 
1 - 0
2 - 0
S. Gerrard (PG) 38'  
3 - 0
3 - 1
76' D. Gayle
 (assist by Campaña)

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
6
5
9 90+4'
1
26
33
47
# Player Bookings
6
16 76'
7
9
31
34
45

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Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 18 +27 45
2 18 +24 42
3 18 +14 35
4 18 +17 32
5 18 +8 31
6 18 +10 30
7 18 +0 30
8 18 +4 28
9 18 -2 25
10 18 -7 23
11 18 -4 22
12 18 -1 21
13 18 -11 20
14 18 -11 19
15 18 -8 17
16 18 -13 17
17 18 -7 16
18 18 -10 15
19 18 -15 15
20 18 -15 10

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