Palace opt to make their second change of the match as Milivojevic comes on to replace Kouyate. The home side come into this match looking build on their first game since returning to action after drawing 0-0 against Everton at Goodison Park. A neat one-two between Mane and Firmino on the edge of the visitors’ box results in the Senegalese winger playing in Henderson, but Sakho nips and hooks the ball away. Liverpool win a corner to the left after Wijnaldum’s effort from close range is blocked by Cahill. Palace have everyone in their own half at present as they look to deny Liverpool time and space to force an opening. Liverpool have made four changes for this clash following their draw with Everton. ANOTHER CHANCE! Crystal Palace Guarda eventi: 16/07/20: PRL: Crystal Palace 0 - 2 Manchester United Guarda eventi: 20/07/20: PRL: Wolverhampton Wanderers 2 - 0 Crystal Palace Guarda eventi: 26/07/20: PRL: Crystal Palace Van Dijk is quickest to react to the rebound, but his tame effort towards goal is hooked off the line. Henderson arrives late at the far post but volleys well over the top of Hennessey’s goal. Palace, on the other hand, will be seeking to bounce back when they host Burnley next time out in the league. The teams are out, and kick-off will soon be upon us here at Anfield. Fabinho runs up to take this set piece, but his right-footed effort goes over the top of the bar and does not trouble Hennessey. Ayew has, thus far, been far too isolated during the periods where Palace have been able to break out. Fabinho has both scored and assisted a goal in the same league game for the first time since December 2017 when he did so for Monaco against St Etienne in Ligue 1. WIDE! Klopp decides to make his first alteration of the game as Henderson is replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain. 2-0. ALMOST TWO! The hosts are in complete control at present as they look to force an opening from deep. Robertson slides the ball to his right for Fabinho, who unleashes a pinpoint long-range strike from distance that sails beyond Hennessey and into the bottom right corner. The home side launch a quick counter down the left-hand side of the field which results in Robertson lashing a fierce strike wide of Hennessey’s goal. The Egyptian cuts in onto his left foot before curling an effort just wide of Hennessey’s goal from the edge of the box. It is a double change for the away side as Riedewald enters the fray in place of McArthur. LIVERPOOL SUBS: Adrian, Neco Williams, Dejan Lovren, Naby Keita, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Takumi Minamino, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Divock Origi. Thank you very much for joining us. How many goals will they score this season? OPENING! Mane finds a yard of space down the left side of the area and fires a fierce pass into Wijnaldum. The Egyptian manages to run off Van Aanholt who lost him, before keeping his composure, chesting it down, and steering the ball into the bottom right corner from the middle of the box. Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool welcome Roy Hodgson’s Crystal Palace to Anfield in the Premier League. CRYSTAL PALACE SUBS: Stephen Henderson, Nikola Tavares, Tyrick Mitchell, Scott Dann, Jairo Riedewald, Luka Milivojevic, Max Meyer, Brandon Pierrick Keutcha. Firmino nods down Alexander-Arnold's teasing cross from the right at the far post. Salah picks the ball up on the halfway line and plays a first-time pass beyond the Palace defence for Mane to chase. Van Aanholt was down momentarily following a collision with Henderson. Liverpool 2-0 Crystal Palace (Salah 44) 3.38pm EDT 15:38 GOAL! Live Coverage of Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Wednesday, June 24, 2020 on MSN Sport Minamino also comes on for the closing stages as Firmino is brought off. Palace are struggling to get out of their own half at present as the home side continue to knock the ball around comfortably. LIVERPOOL ADD A FOURTH! Alisson watches the ball fly over the top of his goal following McArthur’s long-range effort. Roy Hodgson’s side have kept clean sheets in each of their last four matches, winning twice on the road in that time. After several ricochets, the loose ball falls to Wijnaldum, who powerfully shoots wide from close range. Fabinho deserves huge credit for his role in that second Liverpool goal. Palace, meanwhile, will be full of confidence following their 2-0 victory away at Bournemouth. The Reds have been in complete control for much of the first half and, after a handful of missed opportunities, Alexander-Arnold broke the deadlock after 23 minutes with a pinpoint free-kick. Ruthless from Salah! Liverpool have enjoyed 73 per cent of the possession thus far. WHAT A GLORIOUS STRIKE! There is going to be a brief stoppage in play as Zaha is down and in need of treatment. Mane shows quick feet to create a yard of space to float a cross into the box despite being under pressure from Ward. Following a fairly one-sided opening half of football, Liverpool take a two-goal lead in at the break. WHAT A CHANCE! This goal epitomises Liverpool under Klopp. The away side, meanwhile, also make four alterations as Vicente Guaita, Dann, Milivojevic and Benteke all drop out of the starting team for Hennessey, Sakho, McCarthy and Townsend. Sakho’s pass back to Hennessey is short and, under pressure from Firmino, the Palace goalkeeper is forced to clear his lines. Robertson’s free-kick from the left flank is punched away by Hennessey, but only as far as Henderson, who strikes the left post from the centre of the box. Henderson sends a ball in from the right which Firmino is just unable to control in the centre of the box. Hennessey launches the ball forward in an attempt to get Palace further up the field, and the away side win a throw-in on the halfway line following Gomez’s sliced clearance. Cahill, however, reads the danger and nips in to clear the ball. Townsend looks to bring it down, but instead knocks it back into a dangerous area. However, nobody in red is able to latch onto the pass and Palace clear their lines. There will be two added minutes at the end of the first half. Should Liverpool win against the Eagles, then they could be crowned champions on Thursday if Pep Guardiola’s side fail to beat Chelsea in their next fixture. 0. Like earlier in the game, however, the Dutchman drags his shot wide from a promising position. Williams looks to play a quick give-and-go with Salah down the right flank, but Van Aanholt is alert to make the interception. Palace, on the other hand, come into this clash sat in ninth place, just seven points behind Manchester United in fifth. There will be three minutes of added time at the end of this match. Mane does very well to work himself space in the box and tees the ball up for Wijnaldum who found space down the left side of the area. Crystal Palace View events: 18/10/20: PRL: Crystal Palace 15 : 00: Brighton & Hove Albion 24/10/20: PRL: Fulham 16 : 00: Crystal Palace 30/10/20: PRL: Wolverhampton Wanderers 21 : 00: Crystal Palace 07/11/20: PRL: Crystal Palace 16 : 00 Hennessey is quick to react and gets down brilliantly to his right to deny Salah scoring his second. Mane brilliantly brings down a long pass from Gomez and then backheels the ball into the path of Firmino. Kick off! Alexander-Arnold is standing over it. Atkinson blows his whistle and Palace get the ball rolling for the second half. The stands won’t be full, but they’ll sound like it with Sky Sports Crowds. 0. Liverpool deservedly extend their lead. The visitors capitalise on a loose header by Gomez, and Meyer drives forward before firing a right-footed effort wide to the left of Alisson’s goal. CRUCIAL BLOCK! That brings an end to our coverage of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield. Townsend and Zaha are working very hard in the opening stages to deny both Alexander-Arnold and Robertson space to work down either flank. PENALTY? Ruthless from the Reds. No other player has scored more than 10 at home in the competition this term. What a wonderful strike! The loose ball drops to Williams, who forces Sakho to put his body on the line to deny the hosts a fifth goal. The hosts will look to continue in much the same fashion after the break following an impressive first-half display. Van Dijk is brought down by Ayew in a dangerous central position and the hosts are awarded a free-kick. 4-0. Palace have struggled to deal with Liverpool’s attacking fluidity, with Mane, in particular, proving tricky for the visitors' defence to pick up. Robertson floats a low cross across the box from the left flank which Sakho fails to deal with, but Salah doesn’t gamble at the far post and it runs behind for a goal-kick. The resulting corner is delivered into a dangerous area, although Van Dijk cannot keep his header down in the centre of the box. The Reds look to work the ball down the left, and it results in Salah nodding a lofted pass over the Palace defence for Oxlade-Chamberlain. Salah has scored 15 Premier League goals at Anfield this season. The Brazilian takes a few touches to set himself before forcing a smart save from Hennessey down low to his right after shooting from the left side of the area. Hodgson’s team are forced into making their first substitution of the game as the injured Zaha is replaced by Meyer. The referee, Martin Atkinson, blows his whistle and Liverpool get the game underway. CRYSTAL PALACE (4-1-4-1): Wayne Hennessey; Joel Ward, Gary Cahill, Mamadou Sakho, Patrick van Aanholt; James McCarthy; Andros Townsend, James McArthur, Cheikhou Kouyate, Wilfried Zaha; Jordan Ayew. Aged 21 years and 261 days, Alexander-Arnold is the youngest Liverpool player to score a Premier League direct free-kick at Anfield since Robbie Fowler in December 1995 against Manchester United.