Liverpool XI vs Crystal Palace: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League today
Liverpool are without Joe Gomez and Darwin Nunez for tonight’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.
Gomez was taken off with an injury concern in the midweek defeat at the hands of Real Madrid, after which Jurgen Klopp confirmed he was due for further tests.
Joel Matip comes in at centre-back with Ibrahima Konate still not available after a hamstring issue.
Further forward, Nunez appeared to overcome a shoulder injury to start - and score - against Real Madrid, but he is not involvement tonight as Diogo Jota comes into the side.
“We can see that the boys aren’t at their best. We are not sure all the boys can play yet after Madrid because of knocks,” Klopp added. “We want to make changes and we will make changes, but when players come back from long injuries, it takes time. We have this situation now with Bobby and Diogo, we can see it with Virgil as well.
“Everybody expects Virgil is like a robot, but he played the most games last year, played the World Cup, played every game for his country, came back, from the first second played for us, got injured, comes back (and) plays, plays, plays.”
Thiago Alcantara, Calvin Ramsay, Luis Diaz and Arthur Melo are all unavailable once again.
Changes could come in midfield with Naby Keita and James Milner coming into the starting XI.
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Milner, Keita, Jota, Salah, Gakpo.
Subs: Kelleher, Fabinho, Firmino, Jones, Elliott, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Bajcetic, Williams.