Joel Matip is a new injury casualty for Liverpool FC, as he ruptured his anterior cruciate ligament this week. He is out for the match at Crystal Palace, as well as for every other match for the rest of this season.
The news could be better for the Liverpool’s always on the injury list twins- midfielders Stefan Bajcetic and Thiago Alcantara. Both are moving closer to full fitness, and could possibly be in contention to make the matchday squad here.
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Kick-off: Saturday Dec.9, 12:30pm local, Selhurst Park, London, UK
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PL Standing: Liverpool 2nd 34 pts Crystal Palace 14th, 14 pts
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Or maybe the next one after this. On the flipside, goalkeeper Alisson and forward Diogo Jota will likely miss out again here, but it shouldn’t be too too long until they return to action. The opposite can be said of first choice left back Andy Robertson. His recovery from shoulder surgery will keep him on the sidelines for awhile yet.
For Crystal Palace, Nathan Ferguson, Dean Henderson, Jesurun Rak-Sakyi, Rob Holding, Cheick Doucoure and Eberechi Eze are all out for time being. .
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