Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, Premier League Gameweek 37: Open Thread

Today’s must-watch match in the Premier League between Crystal Palace and Liverpool is crucial for a couple of reasons. First, Liverpool have to win convincingly to keep the club’s hopes alive of winning another Premier League title. Second, this one match could go a long way to deciding who will be manager of the year — Tony Pulis or Brendan Rodgers. A win for Pulis here against one of the best teams in the league would give him an edge on Rodgers.

Here is today’s TV/Internet schedule for matches being shown in the US (including commentators):

Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, 3pm, NBCSN (Arlo White and Lee Dixon)

Starting line-ups:

Crystal Palace: Speroni, Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Ledley, Bolasie, Puncheon, Chamakh.

Subs: Hennessey, Gabbidon, Parr, O’Keefe, Ince, Gayle, Murray

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Skrtel, Sakho, Gerrard, Allen, Lucas, Sterling, Sturridge, Suarez

Subs: Jones, Toure, Agger, Coutinho, Aspas, Moses, Cissokho

Before, during or after today’s match, join the conversation in the comments section below with fellow soccer fans from around the world.

Meanwhile, here’s the prediction on Twitter regarding whether Liverpool or Palace will win:

34 thoughts on “Crystal Palace vs Liverpool, Premier League Gameweek 37: Open Thread”

    1. Liverpool have had the majority of chances, but they’re living on the edge with just a 1-0 margin. They’ve come close to opening Palace up again though.

  1. How many times are Liverpool going to concede 2 goals this season? Palace 2-3 Liverpool in 82nd minute.

  2. They are selling out for the GD. They actually needed to do this. Thought there were more goals in them. they couldn’t get more and they were susceptible to the counter

  3. Hats off to NBCSN once again for staying with the broadcast and not going to commercial after the final whistle (like some other broadcasters do).

    1. Those were incredible scenes with the juxtaposition of the Liverpool players in complete agony knowing they’ve most likely lost the title & the Crystal Palace fans not believing what they just saw.

  4. Title Conceded. Congrats. Manchester City. the “Slip” followed by the “Collapse”. Hopefully with his expanded budget next year that Rodgers rebuilds his back line.

    1. He was atrocious.

      And just what has Agger done that makes Rodgers believe he shouldn’t be in the starting 11. I’m puzzled.

  5. That has to be one of the most, if not the most extraordinary last 20mins of a football match let alone a EPL game I’ve ever seen.

    “Just when you could read the Barclays Premier League, it makes a fool out of you and a fool out of everyone else” – Rebecca Lowe’s first words following the game and frankly one of the lines of the year in any sports broadcast

    1. Her broken voice uttering those words said it all. Not a brilliant thing from a show host to show her favoritism like that on air. Liverpool have to many people in the media who are their fans. It doesn’t bode well for neutrals who want some sort of objectivity from the media folks.

      1. Agreed. You could hear the disappointment in Martin Tyler’s voice when Dzeko scored Saturday.

      2. With all due respect, that’s utter rubbish considering Lowe is a Palace fan. In fact I would have forgiven her in that situation showing some emotion at her teams incredible win

      3. Leave it out! Its called capturing the moment by a broadcaster at the top of her game and so done who knows the sport inside out. She might be Palace but Rebecca is a true pro and a breath of fresh air to American sports television. We are lucky to have her over here. Make the most of it as she will likely land a top job back home on the back of her continued excellence at NBC.

      4. You have no idea what you’re talking about, considering Palace is her team. Rebecca is easily the best at what she does.

    1. A bit of icing to make his case, for certain. To go down 3-0 to one of the top EPL sides and comeback to tie shows the team has tenacity. He saved Crystal Palace.

  6. Best game of the season. It’s a perfect end. Pretenders to the crown found out in a ten minute spell.

    Well done Palace. TP must be manager of the season.

  7. What utter rubbish. The ref kept going in Crystal Palace’s favor. Did it ever occur to the ref that each of the Palace goals went too far into the back of the net?

    What a game! You go from thinking Liverpool may start having an outside chance of making up the GD with Man City to oh my… well… there goes that. Palace showed a ton of spirit out there, never giving up. Rodgers has done a great job with Liverpool as Pulis has done with Crystal Palace.

    Honestly, it was great to see Liverpool compete for the title again. It has been too long. For next season, if Liverpool want to compete in the Champions League, they have to clean up their defensive weaknesses. Imagine this Liverpool team’s Offense paired with a competent Defense!

    Well, time for the denial. Man City could lose in their midweek game. Yes. That is so entirely possible!

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