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.

More from our team blogs: Liverpool blog The Liverpool Offside

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)

Follow @SBNationSoccer on Twitter | Like SB Nation Soccer on Facebook

More in Soccer:

The evolution of Thomas Müller

FIFA rankings will determine World Cup seeds

Inside David Moyes’ world

Mesut Özil the key to Arsenal’s comfortable win over Napoli

Recapping Thursday’s Europa League action

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.