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Predicted Liverpool team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Jones, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane.

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool live stream: How to watch Premier League fixture online and on TV

Champions Liverpool travel to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Saturday as they look to extend their lead at the top of the table following a crucial win over Tottenham earlier this week. Jurgen Klopp, who was named Fifa Best coach of the year on Thursday, watched his players earn a late victory over Spurs at Anfield, with Roberto Firmino heading the deciding goal in the final moments to see the Reds pull three points clear of their title rivals. And they could extend that lead before Tottenham play on Sunday, should they get a result at Crystal Palace. Roy Hodgson's Eagles played out a 1-1 draw away to West Ham on Wednesday, with Christian Benteke putting his side ahead before being sent off after seeing them concede a Sebastien Haller overhead kick. That result has Palace 12th in the standings ahead of the weekend's early kick-off, and an upset against Liverpool would send them into the top half.

Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week Please enter your email address Please enter a valid email address Please enter a valid email address SIGN UP Thanks for signing up to the Independent Football newsletter {{#verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} {{^verifyErrors}} {{message}} {{/verifyErrors}} The Independent would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted Read our full mailing list consent terms here Independent Football Newsletter Get the latest football headlines direct to your inbox twice a week The Independent would like to keep you informed about offers, events and updates by email, please tick the box if you would like to be contacted Crystal Palace: Guaita; Clyne, Cahill, Kouyate, Van Aanholt; Schlupp, McArthur, Milivojevic, Eze; Ayew, Zaha Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Wijnaldum, Henderson, Keita; Minamino, Firmino, Mane Jurgen Klopp 'won't rush' Thiago Alcantara injury as Liverpool boss backs Curtis Jones for even bigger things Nineteen-year-old Jones has shone in the first team this season and is all set to keep his place against Crystal Palace on Saturday Jurgen Klopp says it is a tribute to Curtis Jones' development both on and off the pitch that he is now regarded as a trusted first-team regular at Liverpool rather than just a talented kid. Jones, still only 19, might have been concerned about his first-team chances this season when Klopp splashed £25m on Thiago Alcantara in the summer to improve a midfield department that already included seasoned internationals Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. But with Thiago, Milner, Oxlade-Chamberlain and Henderson all having had injury problems at some point this season, and Fabinho moving into the back four as an emergency centre half, Jones has stepped up to the plate to make 15 appearances, 11 of them starts, and a man-of-the-match rating in the midweek win over Tottenham. Jones is set to start again in the lunchtime kick-off at Crystal Palace on Saturday, with Thiago still sidelined but now stepping up his comeback having made only two appearances since his move from Bayern Munich because of a knee injury suffered in the Merseyside derby on 17 October. He was far less light-hearted however about the Premier League's decision to again vote against the introduction of five substitutes, accusing the 10 clubs who wanted to stay with three as being out of step with the rest of the world, while raising his concerns once more about the impact it will have on the European Championships next summer.

"I don't know any other league in Europe or even the world which allows only three subs so there must be a good reason why all those leagues have voted for five. Joel Matip, who missed the Spurs game with a back problem, will return at Selhurst Park where Klopp hopes Liverpool will start to improve an away record that surprisingly shows only one win so far. Predicted Liverpool team (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Jones, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane. Follow i sport on Facebook for more Premier League news, interviews and features Liverpool travel to London today, or rather they already have, for a match against Roy Hodgson's team. I wonder if the two will discuss the magic five substitutes rule today and why the Premier League desperately needs it, and Liverpool apparently desperately need it, even though Klopp has a little trick of not using all three of his currently available subs.

There must be a good reason for it, for all these leagues and clubs to vote for it." Liverpool can head into Christmas as Premier League leaders so long as they draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday but boss Jurgen Klopp will be eyeing a victory. RadioTimes.com has rounded up everything you need to know about how to watch Crystal Palace v Liverpool on TV and online. When is Crystal Palace v Liverpool on TV? Crystal Palace v Liverpool will take place on Saturday 19th December 2020. Check out our Premier League fixtures and live football on TV guides for the latest times and information.

Crystal Palace v Liverpool will kick off at 12:30pm. There are numerous Premier League games taking place this weekend including Man Utd v Leeds, which kicks off at 4:30pm on Sunday. What TV channel is Crystal Palace v Liverpool on? How to live stream Crystal Palace v Liverpool online Crystal Palace v Liverpool team news Crystal Palace: Christian Benteke misses this game against his former club due to suspension, while Mamadou Sakho is unlikely to feature either. Liverpool: Joel Matip missed the win over Tottenham on Wednesday but could be fit to feature here.

Our prediction: Crystal Palace 1-3 Liverpool For the full breakdown of what games are coming up check out our Premier League fixtures on TV guide. Crystal Palace host Liverpool on Saturday as the Reds seek to improve their lead at the top of the Premier League following their vital victory over Spurs at Anfield. That point has Palace 12th in the standings ahead of the weekend's early game, and a surprise win over Liverpool would see them enter the top half of the table. Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Firmino, Mane