23 Apr 2017

Confirmed Teams: Last-gasp injury blow; Klopp springs double surprise; €21m star ignored

Despite all the injury doom and gloom during the week, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has sprung a surprise by naming Joel Matip and Lucas Leiva in the starting line-up for today's Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

FULL TEAM: Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Firmino, Origi

SUBS: Karius, Gomez, Grujic, Moreno, Brewster, Woodburn, Alexander-Arnold

* It's good to see the experience of Matip and Lucas in the team.

* Hopefully, they're fully fit; if Klopp is rushing them back prematurely, it may lead to further issues.

* Mane, Henderson, Lallana, and Klavan are out.

* In terms of experience, the bench is possibly the weakest it's ever been in the Premier League era (!)

* Daniel Sturridge is not in the match-day squad, which means he's injured yet again. This surely has to be the end of his Liverpool career.

* Despite the club's injuries, Alberto Moreno still can't get into the starting lineup. Curtains for him this summer?

Probable formation:

-------------- Mignolet
Clyne ---- Lovren -- Matip ---- Milner
----- Can ----- Lucas --- Wijnaldum
----- Origi -- Firmino -- Coutinho

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* Moreno: €21m-rated


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