Confirmed Liverpool line-up v Crystal Palace: Two 17-year-old strikers selected
By Amir Mir
Liverpool take on relegation-threatened Crystal Palace in a Premier League clash at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.
The Reds were victorious during their last league fixture when they picked up a 1-0 win against West Brom at the Hawthorns.
As a result, manager Jurgen Klopp has named an unchanged team, but has selected two 17-year-olds to start on the bench.
Here is the club’s official Twitter account announcing the team to play Palace:
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 23, 2017
Ben Woodburn is one of the youngsters selected on the bench by Klopp as the teenage striker will be a familiar name and face amongst the fans.
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However, fellow attacker Rhian Brewster is tasting senior football for the first time as he will be hoping to take to the field for his debut during the match.
London-born Brewster has played seven Premier League 2 matches for the under-23s this term, scoring three goals.
He found the back of the net against Leicester on Monday, when the Liverpool youngsters beat the Foxes 3-1.
Klopp will be hoping his team can keep their top four hopes alive as they currently sit in the Champions League places, knowing drop points could prove to be vital.
Former Liverpool striker Christian Benteke starts up front for the opposition following his big-money move to Palace last summer.
However, Sam Allardyce will be without one of his key players in Mamadou Sakho, who has been an influential figure at the heart of the club’s defence since his loan move to Selhurst Park from Anfield during the January transfer window.
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