On the back of a thrilling 3-2 victory over AC Milan in their Champions League opener, Liverpool welcome Crystal Palace to Anfield.

Under Patrick Viera, Crystal Palace have looked much improved and put three past Tottenham Hotspur in their last Premier League fixture.

New signing Odsonne Edouard scored twice on his debut and other arrivals including Michael Olise and loanee Conor Gallagher continued to impress.

But Liverpool come into the match as one of the league's in-form sides, having begun this season how they ended last.

They remain one of four teams still unbeaten this season and will carry momentum from their midweek victory.

Jürgen Klopp celebrates Liverpool's comeback win at Anfield (



What time is Liverpool vs Crystal Palace?

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace will kick off at 3pm on Saturday 18 September.

The Reds have won the last eight meetings between the two clubs and come into the game as favourites.

Liverpool vs Crystal Palace TV channel and live stream

The match isn’t being shown on TV.

This is because of the 3pm kick-off blackout rule which means matches taking place between 2:45pm and 5:15pm aren’t allowed to be shown on TV.

It was lifted last year due to the pandemic forcing matches behind closed doors but is back in place to protect stadium attendances across the football pyramid.

BBC Radio 5 live will be providing updates online via BBC Sounds or on 693 AM.

What’s the team news?

Youngster Harvey Elliot remains injured, but after successful surgery on his ankle is set to return this season.

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Divock Origi limped off with cramp in the midweek Champions League tie (


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Roberto Firmino is expected to remain out with a thigh injury but Divock Origi only suffered cramp during the midweek tie with AC Milan and should be fit.

Thiago could return to the starting eleven in place of Naby Keita and Virgil van Dijk is expected to retake his place after Joe Gomez started against Milan.

Sadio Mane also started on the bench in midweek but will likely retake his place in attack, meaning Diogo Jota will start centrally with Mohamed Salah on the right.

For Crystal Palace, Eberechi Eze remains out after he ruptured his achilles in training in May this year.

Jeffrey Schlupp missed Palace’s last game and is being assessed ahead of the clash and Nathan Ferguson is making good progress but not got a date he’s expected to return to first team duties.

Palace will be more fresh than the Reds, and looking to continue the fine form with Edouard’s performance last week likely enough to secure him a starting place this week.

Christian Benteke will likely drop to the bench to make way, but apart from that, Palace will field a full strength team as they go into the match underdogs.

Match odds

Here are the Grosvenor Sport odds (prices subject to change):