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Liverpool's 'uncomfortable' game Klopp expects against Crystal Palace at Anfield

By Charles Cornwall

Liverpool's 'uncomfortable' game Klopp expects against Crystal Palace at Anfield

Klopp spoke of his caution against Crystal Palace ahead of Liverpool's first league game at Anfield, as well as injuries.

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In addition to Jurgen Klopp's latest injury worries at this early stage of the campaign, with Joel Matip the latest to enter the treatment room after picking up a groin discomfort in Liverpool training, the German manager expects the game against Crystal Palace, managed by Patrick Vieira, to be somewhat uncomfortable.

Liverpool opened their Premier League campaign with a 2-2 draw away to Fulham, and with title rivals Manchester City having started with two wins, the Reds are already five points adrift. Klopp's side will host their first game at Anfield of the season.

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Despite being so early in the season, it is an important game for Liverpool, and any further points lost on Monday could not only be a big points advantage for Manchester City, but also a mental advantage.

Their opponents lost their opening game at home to Arsenal, but have had an extra day's rest because they played on Friday night on the opening weekend. Patrick Viera's side boast a wealth of talent, such as strikers Wilfred Zaha and Eberechi, and in the past have stood up to the so-called big teams.

Jurgen Klopp revealed his concerns about the game against the south London side, warning that the match will not be "comfortable", at Friday's pre-match press conference.