Date: 23rd November 2014 at 12:42pm
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The line-ups are in ahead of the Premier League fixture between Crystal Palace and Liverpool at Selhurst Park…

An out-of-sorts Liverpool have travelled to London to play lowly Crystal Palace this lunchtime.

Both sides are badly in need of a victory with the hosts in the relegation zone and the visitors playing catch-up in the race for a top four finish.

Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is without strikers Daniel Sturridge and Mario Balotelli so there is a rare start for summer signing Rickie Lambert.

Elsewhere, Javier Manquillo, Joe Allen and Adam Lallana are included but Jordan Henderson is out due to illness.

Palace manager Neil Warnock fields striker Dwight Gayle who scored three times in two games against the Merseysiders last season.

Former Anfield defender Martin Kelly is restored to the starting eleven at the expense of Adrian Mariappa.

At the time of writing, 50% of Vital Liverpool users, who voted in our prediction poll, have gone for a Reds win whereas 34% are plumping for the Eagles and 16% foresee a draw.

The game is scheduled for a 1.30pm GMT kick-off and will be broadcast live in the UK on Sky Sports.


Liverpool: Mignolet, Manquillo, Lovren, Skrtel, Johnson, Gerrard (c), Allen, Lallana, Coutinho, Sterling, Lambert.

Subs: Jones, Kolo, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Borini, Markovic.


Crystal Palace: Speroni, Kelly, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Jedinak (c), Ledley, Puncheon, Bolasie, Chamakh, Gayle.

Subs: Hennessey, Hangeland, Bannan, McArthur, Zaha, Campbell, Johnson.



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