📊EOTK Stats Pack: Crystal Palace v Liverpool - Form guide, the Reds' record vs. their former managers and MORE
We analyse some of the key stats and info ahead of Liverpool's third Premier League match in just seven days!
‘We go again’ were words said by Steven Gerrard to his Liverpool teammates in the immediate aftermath of an emotional 3-2 win over Manchester City at Anfield in the run-in to an ultimately heartbreaking Premier League title race in 2013/14.
Almost a decade on, that same sentence may well have been uttered by Jurgen Klopp to his Reds squad within minutes of securing a 2-0 victory away to Sheffield United on Wednesday night.
Roughly 63 hours will have elapsed between the final whistle at Bramall Lane and kick-off at Selhurst Park when LFC take on Crystal Palace on Saturday lunchtime for their third fixture in seven days, having also beaten Fulham 4-3 last Sunday.
The schedule has been relentless for Liverpool, who’ve been given no margin for error in the title race as Arsenal continue to set the pace, although three points in south London would put the Reds top of the table for a few hours at least.
Klopp’s team dealt with a Sheffield United side who looked vastly improved in their first game under returning boss Chris Wilder in midweek. This weekend, they hope to inflict further misery on an under-pressure manager in Roy Hodgson, whose Eagles side were volubly booed off the pitch after a subdued home defeat to Bournemouth the same night.
Ahead of the match at Selhurst Park, let’s take a look at the form guide for both teams, as well as their head-to-head Premier League record, and explore how Liverpool have fared when they’ve previously come up against their former managers in the division.