Crystal Palace stun Liverpool as Steven Gerrard bids farewell to Anfield
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The Liverpool don’t have enough to lose his prepared name in this league because Liverpool stands on 5th place so far after making gains in 18 matches a good time for them now to take on Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace will face some tough time against the Liverpool because Liverpool is counted among those teams who really deserves for the title.
Steven Gerrard‘s final game at Anfield ended in defeat as Crystal Palace came from behind to earn a 3-1 victory on an emotional day for the Liverpool captain.
In his last match at the ground before joining LA Galaxy, Gerrard was given a guard of honour by both sides as he entered the pitch to a fantastic ovation.
With much of the focus on the midfielder, the early stages of the game failed to live up to expectations as the hosts dominated possession without much success.
The lively Yannick Bolasie, partnering Marouane Chamakh in attack, threatened to hand the lead to the visitors when his deflected effort drifted just past the post.
It was the home side who broke the deadlock midway through the first half when a poor pass from Martin Kelly invited pressure from Adam Lallana, who beat Scott Dann to the ball before firing past Wayne Hennessey.
Palace responded impressively to the setback, and after both Joe Ledley and Bolasie had struck efforts over the bar, Simon Mignolet was forced into a five save to keep out Jason Puncheon‘s deflected strike.
The Belgian goalkeeper is unlikely to have been pleased with the part he played in Palace’s equaliser, when he took a step in the wrong direction before watching Puncheon find the back of the net with a free kick for the second weekend in a row.
A frantic start to the second half saw both sides go close, with Jordan Henderson somehow managing to fire over after bringing the ball down with his chest in the box.
Palace were left furious at the other end of the pitch when Martin Skrtel appeared to handle a Bolasie shot before Lee Chung-Yong went down under pressure from the defender.
Lee was involved again a few moments later when he sliced wide of the target after good work from Bolasie on the break.
Alan Pardew’s side were finally rewarded for an extended spell on top as Bolasie beat a couple of defenders on the wing before delivering a cross to Wilfried Zaha, who tapped in just 22 seconds after coming on as a substitute.
It was almost a fairytale moment in front of the Kop End when Gerrard curled into the arms of Hennesey from the edge of the box.
Bolasie continued to cause problems for the Liverpool defence as he produced another impressive performance, and he came agonisingly close to wrapping up the win when he cut inside before rattling the crossbar with Mignolet helpless.
Another half-chance fell to Gerrard when Alberto Moreno pulled the ball back to the edge of the box, but the Liverpool skipper could only send a volley well wide of the target.
Despite being forced onto the back foot in the closing stages, Palace threatened again when Puncheon led the break before seeing his powerful effort kept out by Mignolet.
Liverpool pushed for an equaliser late on, but Gerrard was unable to deliver a final moment of magic in front of the home fans and Palace were gifted the chance to secure the win when Zaha was tripped by Lucas.
Substitute Glenn Murray stepped up from 12 yards, and after seeing Mignolet save the penalty, the striker reacted quickly to convert the rebound as Gerrard’s final appearance at Anfield ended in defeat.
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Team News Regarding Prediction & Live Streaming
Steven Gerrard is just near to receive a guard of honor ahead of his final Anfield appearance before leaving Liverpool.
Defender Mamadou Sakho has been called for the training after five weeks our with a hamstring injury, while still his presence is being expected on Saturday and it is to be seen whether he is risk or not.
To make strong to the team Crystal Palace called back to Jason Puncheon who lifted high to his team after coming on as a half-time substitute when he made possible to score against the Manchester United a team of high quality players with world’s class defenders.
Either the Liverpool wins or lost they will cop to the qualification among last stage teams who will fight for the final attempts.
Either Steven Gerrard’s is getting his retirement from the football but many times it has been seen that many big player comes back to England from Major League Soccer in the United States.
Match Facts Regarding Head to Head winning / losing Ratio
Liverpool the Brendan Rodger’s side made just possible with fearless efforts to win only two of their last seven Premier Leagues games, scoring just seven goals. Their two victories were managed against Newcastle and QPR.
Steven Gerrard overall for Liverpool appeared 708 times in his lifetime in which he helped his team with 185 goals.
He comes among the hot blooded players who score many goals at Anfield and he has hit 69 goals so far.
Crystal Palace either won against some other teams but this time they will not win this match because Liverpool is the best one to catch the Crystal palace tone.
The Liverpool by comprising a high level assistance of their best one and only players named Steven Gerrard will make this match a happy time. Because he is making gains since many years and is a backbone to cover his team’s value. The Liverpool will win this match.