Liverpool v Crystal Palace preview

The 34-year-old is likely to start alongside Jordan Henderson in midfield as manager Brendan Rodgers expects to have the same squad which drew at Chelsea last weekend.

After being sidelined by a hamstring injury for five weeks defender Mamadou Sakho trained this week as did striker Mario Balotelli, who did not make the squad at Stamford Bridge.

Crystal Palace have a clean bill of health for Saturday’s Premier League trip to Anfield to take on Liverpool.

Boss Alan Pardew has revealed no new injury concerns, but hinted at several changes from the line-up that lost 2-1 to Manchester United.

Academy winger Sullay Kaikai could be among several youngsters to make the trip to Merseyside.