Liverpool strongest 4-2-3-1 v Crystal Palace: striker axed
PREVIEW By Coral Barry
Jurgen Klopp is expected to ring the changes once again when Liverpool travel to Crystal Palace on Saturday in the Premier League.
The German rested big names Philippe Coutinho and Daniel Sturridge for Liverpool’s 3-0 win against Manchester City on Wednesday night, but they are in line to return against the Eagles.
That would be bad news for Divock Origi who might well lose his place in the starting eleven after getting the nod to replace Sturridge against City.
Liverpool have now managed two successive league wins for the first time since December and will be aiming for three in a row for the first time this season.
Klopp’s side are six points off the final Champions League spot.
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The Reds were ruthless against City on Wednesday, with goalscorers Adam Lallana and Roberto Firmino particularly impressing.
Jordan Henderson or one of the midfield regulars could be axed to accommodate the return of Coutinho.
Lallana took Coutinho’s spot in the line-up, but Klopp may feel the Englishman has more than earned his spot in the side.
At the other end of the pitch, it is unclear whether Mamadou Sakho will be fit after concussion forced him out of the last game.
Dejan Lovren returned from injury last time out and looked comfortable up against the likes of City’s Sergio Aguero.
Alberto Moreno was dropped by Klopp in favour of Jon Flanagan against City and after a flawless display which resulted in Raheem Sterling’s half-time substitution, Flanagan should keep his place.
Liverpool (possible) Mignolet; Clyne, Toure, Lovren, Flanagan; Can, Milner; Lallana, Firmino, Coutinho; Sturridge.