Liverpool visit Selhurst Park on Saturday evening looking to continue their fine run of form that has seen them win five of their last six Premier League fixtures.
The Reds are currently level on points with league leaders Manchester City and in midweek rested their star men, still managing to see off Tottenham Hotspur and in doing so booked a place in the last eight of the EFL Cup.
Crystal Palace have had an indifferent start to the current campaign with three wins from nine so far, but will be looking to a former Red for help come Saturday.
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Christian Benteke joined the London club in the summer and has netted three goals since the switch, but it is his form against the Merseyside outfit which will have his previous employers worried.
In his five previous league appearances against the Reds for Aston Villa he scored four times, but was the hero for Liverpool last season when his injury-time penalty clinched a 2-1 victory over Palace.
On the last four occasions in all competitions the visiting side in this fixture have travelled home with a smile on their face, as they have all been won by the away team.
After making 11 changes on Tuesday night Jurgen Klopp is set to ring the changes again, with Jordan Henderson available after serving a suspension and trio Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane all set to return.
James Milner is a doubt though through illness with the club’s vice-captain to be assessed ahead of the trip, possibly paving the way for Alberto Moreno to feature.
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The hosts could be boosted by the inclusion of captain Scott Dann, as he is in contention after recovering from a hamstring injury, while Jason Puncheon is a doubt after picking up a calf injury.
Potential Crystal Palace Starting XI (4-2-3-1): Mandanda; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Kelly; McArthur, Ledley; Zaha, Cabaye, Townsend; Benteke
Potential Liverpool Starting XI (4-3-3): Karius; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Lallana, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Mane, Firmino, Coutinho