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

brendan rodgers tony pulis 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:

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

  1. Christopher Harris says:

    Martin Skrtel, the destroyer!

  2. goisles01 says:

    Palace’s bus is not as big as Chelsea’s

    • Christopher Harris says:

      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.

  3. goisles01 says:

    Suarez playing tight for a few weeks now. Is it because of the title race or the goal record?

  4. Flyvanescence says:

    Go Palace come on beat these frauds.

  5. goisles01 says:

    Gerrard. The master of unlocking defenses from the back

  6. Christopher Harris says:

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

  7. goisles01 says:

    Typical Liverpool. Can’t protect a 3 goal lead

  8. goisles01 says:

    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

  9. goisles01 says:


  10. Christopher Harris says:

    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).

    • Jeff says:

      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.

  11. goisles01 says:

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

  12. goisles01 says:

    Glen Johnson gave a spectacular performance as a traffic cone.

    • Clampdown says:

      He was atrocious.

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

  13. Jeff says:

    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

    • But mostly fools out of Liverpool.

    • Pakapala says:

      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.

      • Wych says:

        Rebecca Lowe is a Palace fan though. She admitted such on her numerous appearances on Men in Blazers.

      • Flyvanescence says:

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

      • Jeff says:

        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

      • Smokey Bacon says:

        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.

      • jtm371 says:

        RL is pure class take a few lessons before you pop off.

      • scrumper says:

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

  14. Justin says:

    Wow. Seen better defending in the beer leagues.

  15. jtm371 says:

    TP Manager of the Year! :)

    • yespage says:

      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.

  16. Sam says:

    If Glen Johnson is on the plane to Brazil, it will be shambolic, like his defending.

  17. scrumper says:

    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.

  18. yespage says:

    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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