A great result at Anfield tonight leaves the red just 6 points off 4th. It’s still a tall order but given how crazy the league has been this season there’s every chance it could still be achieved.
I had the pleasure of meeting our very own Ickyuk today, and also the Warrior himself who was over for the game, I’m sure he’s suffering an English ale or 2 as I type!
I thought I’d give him a match post off, given he’s kindly held the fort for much of the season, time get’s the better of me pretty often but it’s good to know the Kopfans community will always look after the place, thanks people!
All members are welcome to start a match post previewing the next game, just check for any existing posts and be sure to type the title in a similar format to this post. Next season I’ll put a better system in place for this.
Onto Palace then. After a great start under Pardew, their season seems to have took a dip and they’re not so high flying right now. Let’s not get carried away though, recent history has shown this is a difficult game for us and there’s every chance it’ll be there bounce back match.
The lineup is not so predictable given the return from injury of several players but I’d go for something like:
That’s the hardest team I’ve had to pick in a while, MIlner & Lallana played great tonight but I struggled to fit them in. If it wasn’t for Henderson being captain I’m not sure I’d pick him ahead of Milner, thoughts?
Skrtel has been on the bench for a few games and I guess the Toure/Lovren partnership tonight means we’ll see Sakho/Skrtel this weekend. I’ve put Flanno in too, it worked tonight and I think he’s much more intelligent and balanced than Moreno.
Start Origi? Yes I think he makes a difference, Sturridge seems to be playing very deep since his return, a strange move and a bad one in my opinion. Origi sticks up top and it’s with a striker in place we play our best football, when he come on in the cup final it made a huge difference. I’d like to see a 442 with Origi and Sturridge someday but it’d be a big tactical switch.
I’ve got to predict a result now I guess, I fancy this and against all odds I’m going for a 2-0 win at Selhurst Park.