Steven Gerrard and Brendan Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers has heaped praise on Steven Gerrard ahead of his last game at Anfield Getty

Liverpool will take on Crystal Palace in the weekend Premier League clash at Anfield on Saturday.

Where to watch live

Kick-off is set for 5:30pm GMT. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD. Catch the highlights of the game on BBC Match of the Day on BBC One and BBC One HD at 10.30pm GMT.


The clash between Palace and Liverpool is a very significant one as it will be for the last time Anfield will see their long serving player Steven Gerrard take the pitch. It is the Reds' final home game of the season and the former England international has already revealed he will leave the club this summer.

Gerrard helped Brendan Rodgers' side avoid a defeat when they faced Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. He cancelled his compatriot and the Blues captain's goal. With two games left in his Liverpool career, he will be looking to finish the last two matches on a high.

Wilfried Zaha
Wilfried Zaha made just four senior appearances for Manchester United Getty Images

Meanwhile, Palace come into this fixture after suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Manchester United. Juan Mata converted from the spot kick, while Jason Puncheon equalised from a free kick in the second half.

However, it was Marouane Fellaini's header from Ashley Young's cross that proved the difference between the two sides in the end. The victory helped United edge closer towards a top four finish and also nearly ending Liverpool's Champions League ambition for the next season.

What managers say

Brendan Rodgers: "I will miss Steven Gerrard as a man. I think both our interests are purely devoted to Liverpool Football Club. He will be missed because our relationship is strong, we communicate well and not having him here will leave a huge hole. He's irreplaceable but we have got to keep moving forward as a club and as a team."

Alan Pardew: " I've heard that he said his best goal was against West Ham in the Cup Final," Pardew said. "That's what he can do. He's done that consistently throughout his career, come up with a moment for Liverpool."

"Not many players could have produced that moment that he did. But he came and consoled me after the final rather than going off and celebrating and that shows the measure of the man. I remember him saying we could have won it on another day. And he said our team played well. I have great respect for him."

Betting odds (

  • Liverpool to win: 5/11
  • Draw: 62/17
  • Crystal Palace to win: 25/4

Team form


  • Last five (all competitions): L D L W D
  • Last Result: Chelsea 1-1 Liverpool

Crystal Palace

  • Last Five (all competitions): W L L L L
  • Last Result: Crystal Palace 1-2 Manchester United

Team news

Lawrence Vigouroux
Brendan Rodgers will have his work cut out to get leaders on the pitch next season Getty Images


  • Injured: Jon Flanagan (knee), Daniel Sturridge (hip), Jose Enrique (knee)
  • Doubtful: Mamadou Sakho (hamstring)
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Mignolet; Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Johnson; Henderson, Gerrard, Coutinho, Sterling, Lallana; Balotelli.

Crystal Palace

  • Injured: Jerome Thomas (calf)
  • Doubtful: N/A
  • Suspended: N/A

Possible XI: Speroni; Ward, Dann, Delaney, Souare; Lee, Puncheon, Bolasie, McArthur, Zaha; Murray.