Liverpool will look to be the early pace setters in the Premier League as they travel to Selhurst Park on Monday evening to face Crystal Palace. The reds yet again spent big in the transfer window this season and were hence termed by many as the early challengers for Manchester City’s title. This is something that is miles away from being true, simply because it is too easy in the season to call anything and Liverpool have the same chance as Chelsea, Tottenham or even Manchester United for that matter. The much talked about attack picked up where they left off last week as they hammered the hammers 4 – 0 in their opening fixture this season. Liverpool looks like they will hand in a debut for Brazilian Fabinho who would partner Keita and Milner in the midfield. Alisson will also be given a harder test by the Palace attackers.
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For Palace, they came away with a hard-fought 2 – 0 win against Roy Hodgson’s former club Fulham. The 71-year-old will be looking to overcome another one of his former clubs on Monday and will hope Wilfried Zaha, who signed a new contract with the club this week, continues his impressive start to the season. It would be a big day for striker Benteke as he faces his former club. However, he would have hoped to come into this game in better form. He has managed to score just 3 goals last season and even though he made his presence felt to the Fulham defenders, he would have to act as a threat to the goal against high flying Liverpool and will also have to step up his hold up play to keep their attackers at bay. Another man who will be key for tEaglesles will be goalkeeper Hennessey, who was in terrific form against Fulham. He will have a tough job on Monday when he plays the new Liverpool Fab four.
The match promises to be a cracker of a contest like it so often has when these two teams have met in the past. It is safe to say that it is Liverpool’s game to loose as Palace led by Zaha will look to turn the tables against the Reds.