Good Day Fellow Reds!!! Only five points remain between us and destiny delivered! After a quick turnaround following this weekend’s Derby draw, the Reds are back in action at Anfield on Wednesday night! They come into the match still miles ahead of “Abu Dhabi FC.” They currently have 83 points and sit atop our fecking perch! The Golden Eagles are in ninth position with 42 points, and sit only four points outside of a European spot. The weather at kickoff is going to be a beautiful 70 degrees and the match will be played under a golden sky with only a tiny chance of rain. The action starts at 3:15 pm EST and can be seen on NBCSN.
It was not the best start for Jurgen Klopp’s men this weekend. James Milner went off just before the half and it looks like the hamstring injury he sustained will keep him out of Wednesday’s match. As is the case with Joel Matip, who suffered a toe injury in the second half and had to be subbed off. Andy Robertson should be good to go – Klopp claimed that if it were up to Robbo, he would have played against Everton, but the medical staff said no. Mo was able to make the bench Sunday, and would have been able to play a few minutes if need be, but was held out. He looks to be a go also for Wednesday.
Crystal Palace look to be without Martin Kelly (calf), James Tomkins (thigh), and Jeffrey Shlupp (knock).
Previous League Form
Liverpool comes in taking ten from a possible fifteen points. The previous form is as follows. D (0-0 EVE). W (2-1 BOU). L (3-0 WAT). W (3-2WHU). W (1-0 NOR).
Palace come in taking a twelve from a possible fifteen points. Their previous form is as follows. W (2-0 BOU). W (1-0 WAT). W (1-0 BHA). W (1-0 NEW). L (3-1 EVE).
Lineup and Prediction
Alisson looks to continue his impressive run between the sticks. I think if Robbo is healthy he will start, as we need Gomez to partner with VVD. TAA will look to improve from his sub-par performance from the weekend. Naby will again feature in the midfield. Along with Hendo and this time, I think Gini will get the start. With five subs, it makes the decision a little bit easier in who gets game time. Up front, I feel that the band has to get back together in this one (ed: Mane, Firmino, and Salah). With City up next, it would do them good to get some game action under their belts.
MOTM- The king makes his triumphant return, and nets a brace as the Reds win 3-1.