The Reds are set for their first home clash of 2019, with Roy Hodgson’s Eagles their latest opponents in a much less congested run in January.
After overcoming a busy festive period, defeats to Man City in the league and Wolves in the FA Cup were followed by a hard-fought victory at Brighton last time out, maintaining a four-point lead at the top.
With City to play Huddersfield later in the weekend, victory over Palace could extend that to seven, at least temporarily, and ahead of an 11-day break and a training camp in Dubai, Klopp has named a strong side.
“Naby trained outstandingly well, so I like to show I see something like that,” the manager told LiverpoolFC.com of the Guinean’s inclusion.
Substitutes: Mignolet, Moreno, Camacho, Lallana, Shaqiri, Sturridge, Origi
Crystal Palace: Speroni; Wan-Bissaka, Tomkins, Sakho, Van Aanholt; Milivojevic, McArthur, Kouyate; Townsend, Zaha, Ayew
Substitutes: Tupper, Dann, Kelly, Schlupp, Meyer, Wickham, Benteke