CRYSTAL PALACE TEAM NEWS
The Eagles are set to be without playmaker Michael Olise, who scored a brilliant injury-time free-kick against the Reds in January. The 21-year-old suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring issue last week and reports say he is now likely to be missing until after the October international break.
Summer signings Jefferson Lerma (thigh) and Matheus Franca (back) are sidelined, while Naouirou Ahamada is also a doubt in midfield. Roy Hodgson is having to be creative with his options further up the field, as he monitors Odsonne Edouard’s hamstring.
“We don’t have many players at the moment, that’s the problem,” said the Palace boss. “In defence we have options, which is good, but when you move forwards into midfield and up front, and especially if Odsonne Edouard’s hamstring is a problem, we don’t have options that would give me a choice to give some players a rest and maybe see some other players.