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Premier League team news: Liverpool v Crystal Palace

Jurgen Klopp. Photo: PA

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is awaiting updates on the fitness of defenders Joel Matip and Ragnar Klavan and midfielder Lucas Leiva ahead of the visit of Crystal Palace.

The trio have not trained this week due to injury and if none manage to make it, Klopp faces the prospect of giving 19-year-old centre-back Joe Gomez his first Premier League start since September 2015 having missed most of last season after a knee operation.

Adam Lallana (groin) is currently undergoing outdoor work with the Reds' rehabilitation coach and is expected to return to team training next week but there is no comeback date yet pencilled in for fellow midfielder Jordan Henderson.

Provisional squad: Mignolet, Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Matip, Clyne, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Firmino, Origi, Karius, Moreno, Grujic, Woodburn, Wilson, Ejaria, Sturridge.

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Crystal Palace are without Mamadou Sakho for Sunday's Premier League fixture at Liverpool because the terms of his loan deal mean he is ineligible to face his parent club.

In his absence, the fit-again James Tomkins is expected to return to Sam Allardyce's starting XI. Loic Remy and James McArthur have also returned to contention.

The manager remains without long-term absentees Scott Dann, Pape Souare, Fraizer Campbell and Connor Wickham.

Provisional squad: Hennessey, Mandanda, Speroni, Ward, Kelly, Delaney, Tomkins, Fryers, McArthur, Milivojevic, Ledley, Cabaye, Puncheon, Townsend, Kaikai, Zaha, Sako, Schlupp, Van Aanholt, Lee, C Benteke.