Liverpool vs Crystal Palace – Preview, H2H, Line-ups, Prediction | EPL 2022-23

Jurgen Klopp Liverpool

Liverpool will look to bounce back from a disappointing result in their first league match of the Premier League season when they welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield this Monday. 

Venue: Anfield (Liverpool) 

Key Statistics

Liverpool have conceded first in their last five Premier League matches.

The Reds have earned 115 points from losing positions under Jurgen Klopp, which is the most in the league since the German took over. 

They went undefeated in all 19 Premier League home games last season, winning 15 and drawing four. 

Liverpool have won their first home league match in each of the last nine seasons.

Crystal Palace were one of five teams who failed to score across the opening weekend. 

The visitors have conceded at least twice in nine consecutive meetings with Liverpool.

They have kept only two clean sheets against the Reds in the Premier League.

Liverpool won by a 2+ goal margin in 13 of their 15 home PL wins last season, a league-high.

Head to head

In 26 Premier League meetings between both sides, Liverpool have 18 wins and have scored 66 goals while Palace have just five wins and have scored 29 goals, 

Latest performances in all competitions

Liverpool: D-L-W-L-W

Crystal Palace: L-W-W-D-W


Liverpool will look to get their first league win of the season when they welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield on Monday night.

The Reds endured a torrid afternoon in their first league outing of the season as they were held to a 2-2 draw with a lively Fulham side. 

In a shocking lethargic display that saw coach Jurgen Klopp questioning his side’s attitude, the Premier League giants had to come from behind twice to rescue a point, thanks to a lively cameo from summer signing Darwin Nunez.

The Uruguayan was named among the substitutes in the game as Roberto Firmino was preferred to him to lead the line from the start. But the Brazilian could not influence the game much, leaving Klopp with no option but to hook him off and bring on Nunez, whose introduction sparked Liverpool to life. 

The former Benfica man scored the equalising goal with a cheeky finish after Aleksandar Mitrovic towered above Trent Alexander-Arnold to head home Fulham’s first Premier League goal of the season.

Nunez was also involved in the second goal, setting up Mohamed Salah to equalise for the second time after Mitrovic had converted from the penalty spot to put the Cottagers 2-1 up in the game.

With all but one of the top six sides enjoying huge wins in the opening weekend, Liverpool and Klopp will be desperate to take home three points from this game as they look to avoid falling well behind early in the season. 

However, a raft of injuries is threatening to set their season on a bad course. The Reds who were already without Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Caoimhin Kelleher lost Thiago Alcantara to a six-weeks injury in the draw with Fulham. Klopp will hope that the players he has at his disposal will be enough to navigate a busy fixture list and come on top starting with a win against Palace on Monday. 

Possible Liverpool starting line-up

Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson; Fabinho, Jordan Henderson, Harvey Elliot; Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez.

Injured: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Diogo Jota, Caoimhin Kelleher, Thiago Alcantara, Curtis Jones, Ibrahima Konate 

Doubtful: Joel Matip, Diogo Jota, Naby Keita, Calvin Ramsey, Kostas Tsimikas

Suspended: None

Crystal Palace

Like Liverpool, Crystal Palace also began their new Premier League season with a disappointing result as they were beaten 2-0 by Arsenal at home.

But unlike their hosts, the Eagles can be proud of their performance as they were the better side for much of the game. However, they were undone by lapses in concentration in their defence which led to the first-half goal from Gabriel Martinelli that opened the scoring for the Gunners. 

The second Arsenal goal also came from another defensive error as Marc Guehi nodded into his own net from a Bukayo Saka cross.

They will now travel to Anfield looking to make amends for their opening day’s loss. However, their recent history in this fixture does not make for positive reading. 

The Eagles have lost 10 Premier League games in a row against Liverpool since they beat the Reds 2-1 at Anfield in April 2017. They lost in both head-to-head fixtures last term by an aggregate score of 6-1.

Possible Crystal Palace starting line-up

Vicente Guaita; Nathaniel Clyne, Joachim Andersen, Marc Guehi, Tyrick Mitchell; Cheikhou Kouyate, Jeffrey Schlupp; Eberechi Eze, Jordan Ayew, Wilfried Zaha; Odsonne Edouard.

Injured: Sam Johnstone, Jack Butland, James McArthur, James Tomkins

Doubtful: Michael Olise

Suspended: None 


Liverpool 2-0 Palace