Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Liverpool will be seeking a third successive league win when they head to the capital on Sunday to take on Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park.

The Reds suffered heartbreak at the weekend when they lost to Manchester City on penalties in the League Cup final, although they got instant revenge by beating Manuel Pellegrini’s side 3-0 in a midweek Premier League match.

Jurgen Klopp’s men are unbeaten in their last three league outings and have scored 11 goals during that run, including a 6-0 hammering of rock-bottom Aston Villa.

The Merseysiders enter this weekend’s clash sitting eighth in the standings, six points adrift of the European places, while Palace have slipped down to 14th spot after a poor run of results that has seen them fail to win their last 11 games in the top flight, with seven losses in the new year alone.

However, the Eagles did manage to prevent a third consecutive defeat as they came from a goal down to earn a 2-2 draw at Sunderland on Tuesday.

In team news, the hosts welcome back Pape Souare from suspension, but Connor Wickham and Wayne Hennessey are rated doubtful through injury.

James McArthur and Jason Puncheon remain unavailable to manager Alan Pardew, although the duo are expected to return to training next week.

Klopp, meanwhile, must do without Lacas for up to six weeks after the midfielder aggravated a quad injury during the penalty shootout defeat to City on Sunday.

Mamadou Sakho is also ruled out after taking a blow to the head during the first half at Wembley, which forced the defender off.

However, Daniel Sturridge is back in contention after being rested for the midweek win over the Citizens.

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