Why Divock Origi and manning the flanks are keys to victory over Crystal Palace

 21 April 2017

Liverpool face Crystal Palace on Sunday as the Reds look to keep their Champions League charge going. Here’s everything you need to know about the Eagles.

Crystal Palace

Premier League form: W – W – W – L – W – D

League position: 15th

Last win: 3-0 vs Arsenal, April 10

Away: Won five, drawn three, lost eight


The current Crystal Palace side is a mix of typical Sam Allardyce and their previous version under Alan Pardew: strong on the wings and counter-attacking, and a lot more solid defensively.

Their excellent run of form has been down to improved individuals in the defensive third, including the Reds’ on-loan Mamadou Sakho, and a far more cohesive structure out of possession.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 31, 2015: West Ham United's manager Sam Allardyce before the Premier League match against Liverpool at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

They’ll play forward quickly to the wide men, who look to run at defenders and get early crosses in or shoot. With Christian Benteke up front, there should be no surprises to the Reds’ defence as to how Palace play.

It’s 4-2-3-1, flood the midfield off the ball and exploit pace and space after turnovers.

Danger spots

Andros Townsend is a man back in form after a poor first half of the season, but each of the three attacking midfielders—he, Wilf Zaha and Jason Puncheon—have the capacity to beat defenders for skill or pace, and aim for the big man in the box.

They’ll work on getting behind Liverpool’s full-backs as often as possible and deliver into the area for Benteke to attack, with close-range efforts off crosses or set pieces the primary route to goal.

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