Premier League In Focus – Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Preview

When? Saturday 19th August, 15:00 (UK)

Where? Anfield

Are tickets still available? Yes

Liverpool -

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These two clubs have met 50 times previously and Liverpool have won exactly 50% of these matches (25 wins). Palace have been on the winning side 14 times, and there have been 11 draws.

In the last five head-to-head matches, neither team has managed to win on home soil. All victories have come away from home

Crystal Palace’s last three trips to Anfield have been ones to remember as they have come away from Merseyside with maximum points each time.

This will be Frank de Boer’s first visit to Anfield as an opposition manager, and he will also be the third different manager to have taken charge of the club since 2015, after Alan Pardew and Sam Allardyce.

Christian Benteke has scored for both clubs in this fixture. His brace of goals for his current employers would lead Palace to a 2-1 win back in April, while he would also score the winner for Liverpool at Selhurst Park back in March 2016.

These two sides also met as recently as last month in the Premier League Asia Trophy; a pre-season game that Liverpool would end up winning 2-0

Liverpool’s record win over Crystal Palace came back in 1989. Kenny Dalglish’s side would run riot in front of The Kop as they eased to a 9-0 victory. Palace would however have the last laugh when the two sides met in the FA Cup semi-final later that season.

The Eagles would end up winning the semi-final at Villa Park by a scoreline of 4-3 after extra-time, with Alan Pardew the man who scuppered Liverpool’s double hopes that season.

There were eight different scorers in Liverpool's 9-0 victory over Palace in 1989, the only time this has ever happened in top-flight English football. John Aldridge also scored his last ever Liverpool goal during this match.