Mario Balotelli
Mario Balotelli scored his first league goal against Tottenham Hotspur Getty Images

Crystal Palace will face Liverpool in the fifth round of the FA Cup clash at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is at 5:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on BT Sport 1. Radio commentary of the game will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live.


A 3-3 draw in the final fixtures of last season saw Liverpool give away their title ambition at Selhurst Park. The Reds did not enjoy their success this season at the same venue in the league fixture as they suffered a defeat at the hands of Palace.

A clash against Palace will be exciting for the Merseyside club as they are without a win in their last two trips to the capital. Liverpool will be looking to avoid a defeat on Saturday as then they will be knocked out of the FA Cup.

Philippe Coutinho
Philippe Coutinho can become Liverpool's catalyst for success says Neymar Getty

With Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham already out of the competition, the Reds have a firm chance to win the FA Cup this season. Mario Balotelli's first league goal was the difference between Liverpool and Tottenham as they sealed a 3-2 victory over the north London club earlier this midweek.

Meanwhile, Alan Pardew saw his side come from behind to settle for a 1-1 draw against his former club Newcastle United. In the last round of the FA Cup, Palace defeated Southampton 3-2 away from home and that win has helped them seal a place in the fifth round.

Brendan Rodgers will be looking to avoid another disappointment at Selhurst Park, while Pardew will be keen to seal another victory over Liverpool this season on Saturday.

What they say

Alan Pardew: "I was disappointed to go behind with Newcastle's only shot on target, the only one slight moment we let them in and they took it. Then it is always going to be difficult because they have a great defensive unit, are used to winning games 1-0 - it is something they are good at - and we had to find a way."

Colin Pascoe (Liverpool assistant manager): "When we lost to Palace it was a real low in the camp. You look for a reaction and we tweaked the system and the players have responded. From that day it was a great reaction and the lads are playing attractive football."

Betting odds (

  • Crystal Palace to win: 11/14
  • Draw: 28/11
  • Liverpool to win: 1

Team form

Crystal Palace

  • Last five (all competitions): W W L W D
  • Last result: Crystal Palace 1-1 Newcastle United


  • Last five (all competitions): D W W D W
  • Last result: Liverpool 3-2 Tottenham Hotspur

Team news

Alan Pardew
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Crystal Palace

  • Injured: Yaya Sanogo (hamstring), Mile Jedinak (ankle), Lee Chung-yong (leg) Shola Ameobi (fitness)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Hennessey; Ward, Hangeland, Delaney, Kelly; Puncheon, McArthur, Ledley; Bolasie; Chamakh, Campbell.


  • Injured: Steven Gerrard (hamstring), Jon Flanagan (knee)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Mignolet; Lovren, Skrtel, Sakho; Markovic, Can, Henderson, Moreno; Coutinho, Lallana, Balotelli.