Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace: Preview and TV schedule

Gareth Copley

Liverpool are expected to continue their impressive start to the season at home to Crystal Palace this weekend.

Liverpool are currently sitting second in the Premier League, having enjoyed a surprisingly good start to the season. Brendan Rodgers' team bounced back from their sole defeat to Southampton with a 3-1 win away at Sunderland last weekend, and are just a couple of points in arrears of leaders Arsenal.

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They welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield this weekend, and are expected to take all three points from the struggling Eagles. Ian Holloway's team -- who won promotion from the Championship last season -- have picked up just three points from their opening six games. They only team they've beaten, Sunderland, are the only team below them in the table.

For this match they still have a string of injury problems, with Paddy McCarthy, Jack Hunt, Jonny Williams and Glenn Murray all definitely sidelined and Damien Delaney in doubt. However, Liverpool have their share of absentees too, with Philippe Coutinho, Aly Cissokho, Sebastián Coates, Glen Johnson and Joe Allen all definitely out this weekend. Lucas Leiva is also unavailable due to suspension.

Liverpool injuries and suspensions

Out: Philippe Coutinho (shoulder), Aly Cissokho (ankle), Sebastián Coates (knee), Glen Johnson (ankle), Joe Allen (hamstring), Lucas Leiva (suspended). In doubt: None.

Crystal Palace injuries and suspensions

Out: Paddy McCarthy (groin), Jack Hunt (ankle), Jonny Williams (ankle), Glenn Murray (knee). In doubt: Damien Delaney (ankle).

Projected lineups

Liverpool: Simon Mignolet; Mamadou Sakho, Martin Skrtel, Kolo Touré; José Enrique, Steven Gerrard, Jordan Henderson, Raheem Sterling; Victor Moses; Daniel Sturridge, Luis Suárez

Crystal Palace: Julian Speroni; Dean Moxey, Daniel Gabbidon, Adrian Mariappa, Joel Ward; Jimmy Kébé, Kagisho Dikgacoi, Mile Jedinak, José Campaña, Jerome Thomas; Cameron Jerome

Match Date/Time: Saturday, 3 p.m. local, 10 a.m. ET

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England

TV: NBC Sports Network (U.S.), Sportsnet (Canada)

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