Liverpool vs. Crystal Palace: 3 possible X-Factors on Matchday 38

Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images) /
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Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp
Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp (Photo by Chloe Knott – Danehouse/Getty Images) /

It is all on the line this Sunday at Anfield. Liverpool will take on Crystal Palace in their final game of the Premier League season, having turned up the heat in recent matches. Alisson’s fairytale, last-minute goal against West Brom seemed to be a sign of thing to come, and after controlling Burnley in a 3-0 win, the Reds are one step away from Champions League qualification in a season that nearly looked like a disaster.

Liverpool will make sure to keep their heads and finish strong. Here are three X-Factors to keep a close eye on at Anfield this weekend.

Liverpool will get their fans back

Perhaps no team in European football has been more impacted by the loss of fans than Liverpool, because we all know how magical a match at Anfield can be. The fans who will be in attendance on Sunday will be even more raucous than ever, ready to will their team on to victory and seal a Champions League place against a pretty nondescript Crystal Palace side.

Liverpool won’t run the risk of overlooking the Eagles, but you had better believe that in this dreary and sometimes downright dismal season, they are looking forward to being cheered on by the Kopites they so sorely missed for months.

It will be like a dream watching the Reds celebrate as the fans serenade their victory. The impact of the fans could be the most important X-Factor in this decisive Premier League fixture.