Predicted Liverpool Starting XI for Premier League game with Crystal Palace

Reds look to get back on track with a meeting against Crystal Palace.
Crystal Palace v Liverpool FC - Premier League
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It is a short turnaround for Liverpool as they look to rebound from a stunning loss on Thursday in the Europa League Quarterfinals to Atalanta.

However, as they say, there is no rest for the weary, as Jurgen Klopp and his men must shift their focus back to the Premier League as they face the challenge of a Crystal Palace side that they have had great success against in recent times.

This match could see the return of Trent Alexander-Arnold in some capacity as he finally makes his long awaited return from injury. Following his cameo against Atalanta, Diogo Jota will be itching for a place in the lineup to walk out and I think there is a good chance of that happening.

Liverpool have been in a mini-rut here lately so a spark is needed to really kick things back into gear. A big win over Crystal Palace will go a long way towards righting the ship.

Let's take a look at what the Starting XI could look like on Sunday.

Goalkeeper: Caoimhin Kelleher

Defenders: Conor Bradley, Jarell Quansah, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson

Midfielders: Alexis Mac Allister, Ryan Gravenberch, Dominik Szoboszlai

Forwards: Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz

Probable Subs: Darwin Nunez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, Cody Gakpo

Some changes are needed following the disastrous performance on Thursday. I can't see Jones starting twice in four days so soon back from injury so he goes back to the bench as well. Liverpool's inability to convert chances means Jota and his efficiency in front of goal gets a chance to start.

Wataru Endo has had back-to-back mediocre outings and it looks like he could use a refresh or reset so I think he could take the day off and center himself.

Gravenberch has been itching for more playing time and Crystal Palace is not the threatening opponent that others sides might be so it could be a good moment to bring the Dutchman back into the fold.

Nunez goes to the bench following a listless performance where he failed to convert his clearest opportunity. Klopp needs to see something different from the attack and Darwin is the one that will likely be sacrificed.

Looking at this, even with the changes, you would still fancy Liverpool to win comfortably. However, the last few weeks have shown anything but comfort from the Reds so they will need to bring their best level to instill that belief in the side once again.