BIRKENHEAD, ENGLAND - Sunday, January 22, 2017: Liverpool's Rhian Brewster celebrates scoring the second goal against Ipswich Town during the FA Premier League Cup match at Prenton Park. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Crystal Palace: Brewster takes place on bench at Anfield

Jurgen Klopp has made no changes to his starting lineup, as Liverpool welcome mid-table hopefuls Crystal Palace to Anfield on Sunday evening.

The Reds are looking to extend their unbeaten run to eight games, taking on Sam Allardyce’s resurgent side in the first of their final five fixtures of the season.

Having taking all three points from the Hawthorns in last weekend’s clash with West Brom, Liverpool will be confident of continuing their run at home.

And in search of another victory in their push for the Premier League‘s top four, Klopp has made no changes to his starting lineup from the West Midlands.

Simon Mignolet continues in goal, with the Belgian operating behind a likely back four of Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and James Milner.

Klopp was expected to preserve his new-look 3-5-2 formation against the Baggies, but returned to his more orthodox 4-3-3.

If this is again the case against Palace, Lucas Leiva will link up with Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum in the middle of the park, for his 10th league start of the season.

With Sadio Mane ruled out for the season and Adam Lallana only beginning light training on Wednesday following a thigh injury, Klopp has retained all of his interim forward line.

This means Roberto Firmino, Philippe Coutinho and Divock Origi all start, hopefully providing the firepower needed to defeat a side who have conceded 52 league goals this season.

Firmino has scored three and assisted four in his last six appearances for the Reds, and will be particularly key as they continue their crucial run-in.

With Daniel Sturridge ruled out injured, the big news is that 17-year-old academy striker Rhian Brewster makes his first appearance on the Liverpool bench.

The striker joins fellow youngsters Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Marko Grujic and Ben Woodburn, with Klopp’s options thin.

Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum; Firmino, Coutinho, Origi

Substitutes: Karius, Gomez, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Grujic, Brewster, Woodburn

Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Tomkins, Kelly, Schlupp; Milivojevic, Cabaye; Zaha, Puncheon, Townsend; Benteke

Substitutes: Speroni, Delaney, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Flamini, Sako, Campbell

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