There is a historical Latin phrase that Liverpool FC fans could use can use to describe the teams upcoming clash against Crystal Palace on Sunday:
"“Audaces fortuna iuvat.” – Roman poet Virgil"
Which means fortune favors the bold. In terms of fortune, the Reds have an opportunity to gain ground on the Premier League leaders, Manchester City, after they most recently drew with Southhampton at one all. With that being said, the Reds must maintain their earlier season form against manager Patrick Viera’s club.
Traveling to Crystal Palace is not an easy task for any team this season.
Crystal Palace is currently 13th in the Premier League. They are in the center of the table and are an opponent capable of beating anyone. This season, they have generated 17 of their 24 points at Selhurst Park Stadium. Here are two top 10 opponents in the table that they have beaten at home.
- 9/11/21 – Tottenham (3-0)
- 11/06/21 – Wolverhampton (2-0)
While their victories are not recent, they are still three points regardless. Considering that they have played 11 games in front of their fans and have only had 2 contests where they conceded three points, it will make for a unique challenge for Liverpool.
Three points will not come easy for Liverpool, but they have the means to achieve it.
As noted above, the Reds will have their work cut out for them this Sunday. That is contrary to the earlier result at Anfield, where their 3 AFCON departures each scored in a 3-0 victory.
With players such as Diogo Jota and Takumi Minamino in top form, LFC will see if they can replicate their earlier season success against Crystal Palace. With two points to gain on Manchester City, one would hope that they are more than prepared for this match.