Liverpool vs Crystal Palace LIVE: Premier League team news and latest build-up today


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Welcome to The Independent’s live coverage of this Premier League clash between Liverpool and Crystal Palace at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s men will be bouncing coming into this one, just three days after beating AC Milan in a Champions League thriller. The Reds have made a brilliant start to their 2021/22 campaign with ten points from their first four games. Slowly, people are beginning to talk about them as title contenders after the club took a backseat during the summer transfer window.

But this afternoon they will have to deal with a Crystal Palace side buoyed by their convincing 3-0 win over Tottenham last weekend. The Eagles took full advantage of Spurs being reduced to 10 men as they picked up their first league victory of coach Patrick Vieira’s reign.

New boy Odsonne Edouard made history on his debut against Tottenham when he became the fastest substitute goalscorer in Premier League history. Can he push on from that superb start this afternoon? It’s a tall order for Palace, but they won here in the not-so-distant past when they claimed a 2-1 victory in April 2017. Having said that, nine successive defeats since then do not bode well for the visitors.

Follow live updates from Anfield as the Reds look to keep pace at the top of the table in what promises to be a thrilling title race – PLUS the conclusion of the early kick-off at Molineux as Wolves take on Brentford:

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace

Match kicks off at Anfield at 3pm BSTLiverpool look to extend unbeaten start to new seasonPalace seek second straight win after upsetting SpursLFC XI: Alisson, Milner, Konate, Van Dijk, Tsimikas, Fabinho, Henderson, Thiago, Mane, Salah, JotaCPFC XI: Guaita, Ward, Guehi, Andersen, Mitchell, Kouyate, McArthur, Gallagher, Ayew, Benteke, ZahaShow latest update

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Wolves 0 – 2 Brentford

90+3 mins: Ruben Neves takes a wild strike from outside the box and smokes the effort well wide of goal. The home fans are beginning to leave. The game may just be up for Wolves.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:24

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Wolves 0 – 2 Brentford

90 mins: Off the bar! Mbeumo is played through the backline as Brentford attack on the counter. He drives into the box and shoots with his left-foot. The connection is good and the ball rattles into the crossbar! That would have settled it.

Six minutes of added time to play!

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:20

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Wolves 0 – 2 Brentford

87 mins: Massive chance! Traore has whipping in crosses all game with no-one in position to receive them. This time Raul Jimenez pops up. David Raya thinks about coming for the ball but gets stuck in no-man’s land. Jimenez jumps highest, wins the header and then fires it wide of the back post!

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:17

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Wolves 0 – 2 Brentford

84 mins: Danger. Podence wins a free kick right on the front edge of the Brentford penalty area. Trincao and Neves stand over the set piece but it’s going to be Trincao who takes it.

He gets his effort over the wall but there’s not enough time for the ball to dip under the crossbar and the shot goes high.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:14

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Wolves 0 – 2 Brentford

81 mins: Pontus Jansson is taken off after picking up a yellow card. Zanka Jørgensen comes on to replace him for the final minutes. Less than 10 to go for Brentford who are employing all the tricks of the trade to take time out of the game.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:12

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Wolves 0 – 2 Brentford

79 mins: Traore powers his way into the right side of the box before chipping a cross over to Podence and Trincao. Both men make runs towards the back post but the cross goes over their heads and the attack breaks down. It’s just not coming together for Wolves today.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:09

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Wolves 0 – 2 Brentford

76 mins: Coady hits Mbeumo with a heavy tackle as the Brentford striker tries to hold the ball up in the final third. The striker responds in kind when he loses possession and both men go down with Wolves winning a free kick.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:07

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Liverpool vs Crystal Palace – Team news

Coming up in our coverage of the Premier League. We’ll have all the action from Anfield as Liverpool take on Crystal Palace. Here’s a look at the two teams:

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Fabinho, Van Dijk, Konate, Thiago, Milner, Mane, Salah, Henderson, Jota, Tsimikas.

Crystal Palace XI: Guaita, Ward, Mitchell, Guehi, Kouyate, Ayew, Zaha, Anderson, McArthur, Benteke, Gallagher.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:06

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Wolves 0 – 2 Brentford

72 mins: Podence replaces Marcal for Wolves. He moves into the number 10 position behind Jimenez and Hwang with Trincao slotting into the vacant left-back position.

Brentford have been pushed right back. Toney is getting involved in defence before the ball rolls to Norgaard who boots it long.

Michael Jones18 September 2021 14:03

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Wolves 0 – 2 Brentford

70 mins: 20 minutes to play at Molineux. Daniel Podence is ready to come on. They’ve got a man advantage with Brentford defending deep.

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