The late game on Saturday evening is Liverpool vs Crystal Palace. This game for all Liverpool fans will mean just one thing, it’s the last time they’ll see Steven Gerrard playing at Anfield. Gerrard has been one of the best players to ever play for Liverpool and at the end of the season, he will make a move away from Anfield to join LA Galaxy in Major League Soccer.
Liverpool will definitely be looking for the win but Fifth-placed Liverpool, who drew 1-1 with Chelsea last week, know their dream of finishing in the Top Four is almost certainly over. The Reds now need two wins from their final two games as well as two defeats for United and must also somehow close a goal-difference gap of 14 goals in the process.
Crystal Palace meanwhile go into this game knowing that their Premier League status is secured. The Eagles sit on 42 points after an impressive run of form under new manager Alan Pardew whose stock has surely risen given the fact that his old team Newcastle United form since he left has been terrible. Newcastle travel to relegated QPR tomorrow just one place and two points above the drop zone.
Although the magic of Champions League football is effectively gone for Liverpool, Rodgers’ side are still good value and are 9/20 favourites to win on Saturday. Crystal Palace are 7/1 to upset the odds.
Liverpool – Will be without Jon Flanagan and Daniel Sturridge but Centre-back Mamadou Sakho could feature after recovering from a hamstring injury.
Crystal Palace – Palace have just the one injury with Jerome Thomas out with an ankle problem.
Anfield will certainly be an emotional place on Saturday but it’s a game Liverpool should win. Gerrard is sure to have a big involvement in the game and although he insists he’s playing for the three points he must be itching to score in his last game at Anfield.
Liverpool to win 2-1 and Gerrard to score at anytime seem like decent bets..!
Top 3 Bets
Steven Gerrard Score Anytime – @8/5
Liverpool to win 2-1 – @8/1
Both teams to score – yes @5/6