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TOPIC: Crystal Palace, away, Sat 14th Feb, KO 1730 UK

Crystal Palace, away, Sat 14th Feb, KO 1730 UK 2 years 4 months ago #292

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Liverpool travel to Selhurst Park for Saturday’s late kick off where Crystal Palace stand in the way of us and the quarter-finals of the FA Cup; 5.30pm kick off UK time. The Eagles recorded a 3-1 victory when the two sides met in the Premier League back in November in what was arguably our worst performance of the season to date, so there should be plenty of motivation to set the record straight against Alan Pardew’s side.

Crystal Palace have beaten Dover Athletic away 4-0 in the third round and Southampton away 3-2 in the fourth round to reach this stage, while Liverpool have knocked out AFC Wimbledon 2-1 away (third round) and Bolton Wanderers 2-1 away (fourth round replay) after drawing at Anfield 0-0.

Liverpool and Palace have been drawn against one another on four occasions in this competition and three of those four have needed replays to find a winner, with the semi-final in 1990 the only tie to be settled at the first time of asking, albeit needing extra time and seven goals before a victor was declared. The last meeting in the FA Cup was at the fourth round stage in 2003 at Selhurst Park with the match ending 0-0. Crystal Palace then went to Anfield and recorded a 2-0 victory in the replay courtesy of second half goals from Julian Gray and a Stephane Henchoz own goal. That victory was Palace’s second ever triumph at Anfield in 20 matches.

Liverpool head into this match in great form having lost just two of our last 20 matches in all competitions – no defeats in our last nine in the Premier League – while Crystal Palace have won five of the six games played in all competitions since Alan Pardew was announced as their manager on January 2nd (prior to the fixture against Newcastle).

Liverpool’s previous meetings with Crystal Palace in the FA Cup:

1938 – 3rd Round: Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Liverpool
1938 – 3rd Round replay: Liverpool 3 – 1 Crystal Palace
1977 – 3rd Round: Liverpool 0 – 0 Crystal Palace
1977 – 3rd Round replay: Crystal Palace 2 – 3 Liverpool
1990 – semi-final: Crystal Palace 4 – 3 Liverpool (after extra time)
2003 – 4th Round: Crystal Palace 0 – 0 Liverpool
2003 – 4th Round replay: Liverpool 0 – 2 Crystal Palace

Liverpool’s overall record in the FA Cup:

P: 419 W: 224 D: 90 L: 105 F: 701 A: 398 GD: +303

Liverpool’s record at the fifth round stage of the FA Cup (including replays):

P: 55 W: 25 D: 13 L: 17 F: 74 A: 52 GD: +22

Liverpool’s previous tournament victories in the FA Cup:

1965 – Liverpool 2 – 1 Leeds Utd
1974 – Liverpool 3 – 0 Newcastle Utd
1986 – Liverpool 3 – 1 Everton
1989 – Liverpool 3 – 2 Everton (after extra time. Normal time ended 1-1)
1992 – Liverpool 2 – 0 Sunderland
2001 – Liverpool 2 – 1 Arsenal
2006 – Liverpool 3 – 3 West Ham Utd (Liverpool won 3-1 on penalties)

POTENTIAL SQUADS

Liverpool are without Lucas (thigh), Jones (thigh) and Flanagan (knee), while Sterling is a doubt (foot). Ibe is cup tied.

Palace are missing Jedinak (foot), Thomas (muscular injury) and Williams (groin), with Dann (head) and Chamakh (broken nose) both rated as doubtful.

Liverpool:
Goalkeepers: Mignolet, Ward
Defenders: Johnson, Manquillo, Skrtel, Lovren, Sakho, Moreno, Enrique
Midfielders: Gerrard (c), Henderson , Coutinho, Can, Markovic, Lallana, Allen, Brannagan
Forwards: Sterling, Sturridge, (?) Balotelli, Lambert, Borini, Sinclair

Crystal Palace:
Goalkeepers: Speroni, Hennessey
Defenders: Ward, Mariappa, Hangeland, Dann (?), Delaney (c), Kelly, Souare
Midfielders: Bolassie, Guedioura, Zaha, McArthur, Lee Chung-yong, Mutch, Ledley, Puncheon
Forwards: Sanogo, Campbell, Gayle, Murray, Ameobi, Chamakh

WHO DO YOU THINK SHOULD START? ANSWERS BELOW
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