4-3-3: Liverpool's strongest possible XI vs Palace without Salah & Robertson

Jürgen Klopp said Liverpool were "ready to fight for the result" after his Premier League leaders escaped Crystal Palace with a dramatic 2-1 victory on Saturday.

The former Roma forward missed the Reds' draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford, and seemed to aggravate the issue in a tussle with Manchester City's Fernandinho in Liverpool's win over Pep Guardiola's side at Anfield prior to the worldwide break.

Liverpool's Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (L) in actions against Crystal Palace's Andros Townsend (R) the English Premier League soccer match between Crystal Palace v Liverpool at Selhurst Park in London, Britain, 23 November 2019.

After a pause in Premier League action for the global break, this week's news has been overwhelmingly dominated by all things Jose Mourinho and Tottenham related, meaning it all seems like a long, long time ago since Liverpool impressively beat Manchester City at Anfield to strengthen their position at the top of the Premier League summit.

While Palace will probably settle behind the ball for the first 20 minutes or so, we're expecting them to really come at Liverpool on the counter from that point on.

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But Klopp is yet to assess the fitness of other key players who have returned from global duty. Sky Sports has confirmed that both will miss the game against Crystal Palace on Saturday. It's not that it got worse but it's still kind of there, that's the problem. "I have to see the session today before I make a decision".

The Reds headed into the game looking to make it 12 wins from 13 in the top flight and on the back of their 3-1 victory over Manchester City before the global break. Roy Hodgson's Palace side must aim to play positive football and will have nothing really to lose. We have a job to do, to get results for our colours and that's what we did again'.

"Yesterday he trained. He has been training the things we want him to do".

"But I didn't make the decision".

  • Michelle Webb