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.
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).
Match Date/Time: Saturday, 3 p.m. local, 10 a.m. ET
Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, England
TV: NBC Sports Network (U.S.), Sportsnet (Canada)