Liverpool have seemingly hit form just at the right time and with no defeat coming in their last seven Premier League games, will this form see Jurgen Klopp’s men reach the promised land of Champions League football for next season?
Our landlord is certain that the Reds will qualify for the Champions League but with Sadio Mane out for the season and Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino barring the responsibility of Liverpool’s goal scoring, a win against relegation battlers, Crystal Palace is a vital game in the run in for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Palace themselves have beaten the likes of Chelsea and Arsenal in recent weeks and there is no doubt that Big Sam Allardyce fancies his sides chances against the big boys in the league.
Another side note to the game is that this will be Christian Benteke’s first visit back to Anfield since his summer move to Palace, and the big Belgian will look to prove that Klopp was wrong to sell him without really giving him a chance.
Though Benteke might worry many a fan in the Transfer Tavern, our resident Reds fans have taken heart from the job done on Benteke’s international teammate, Romelu Lukaku, in the Merseyside Derby a couple of weeks ago.
Their reasoning is that if they can keep out the league’s top goalscorer, Benteke should be no issue.
With the excitement building in the Tavern about the game, our landlord has outlined the XI that Klopp must play in order to maintain his side’s recent good form…..