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Two players unavailable for Vieira at Crystal Palace against Liverpool

By Charles Cornwall

Two players unavailable for Vieira at Crystal Palace against Liverpool

James Tomkins and James McArthur are unavailable for Monday's clash with Liverpool.

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Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira said Michael Olise has trained all week with the team, so it is possible he could be with the squad. The other two - James McArthur and James Tomkins - will be too short for them. Apart from the injured, Vieira should have a near full squad to choose from on Monday night.

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