Palace linked with Bundesliga star; De Boer admits interest


Although Christian Benteke could have opened the scoring at Anfield, Liverpool were the eventual winners as Mané scored the winning goal just after 70 minutes.

Wilfried Zaha misses out for Palace with a knee injury while Liverpool are without Barcelona transfer target Philippe Coutinho once again due to a back injury. However, with Frank De Boer at the helm, Palace will inevitably plays a passing game, and that will play right into Liverpool's hands.

"I am happy with the spirit, not the result, but we can build from here".

Jurgen Klopp's side had the majority of clear-cut chances on what looked like being a frustrating afternoon for the hosts until Sadio Mane capitalised on an error from Palace midfielder Luka Milivojević to fire past the impressive Wayne Hennessey in the 74th minute.

"We tried to create chances, and I think we did, I think we frustrated Liverpool sometimes because we were very organised and disciplined". We didn't score but we didn't give counter-attacks away.

"We played nearly 90 minutes very solid", De Boer, who endured a 3-0 home defeat to Huddersfield Town in his first league match in charge, told Sky Sports.

"The first half could have been better, 100 per cent.

I'm not sure how many times I have to keep answering this question because we as a club have said what we want to say".

Either Coutinho stays, or they sign one or two players to replace his guile, ingenuity, skill and vision.

Anfield is the worst place to test new tactics, and the Reds will attempt to be rampant against a side who have garnered success against them in the past. "I don't know why other people are saying what they are saying, especially this guy because I've never even met him".

Crystal Palace could become the first side to win four consecutive top-flight games at Anfield since Arsenal in December 1935.

The Belgian is part of a defence that has already come under fire for their display in the 3-3 draw at Watford in last Saturday's Premier League opener, when Liverpool conceded a stoppage-time equaliser from a set-piece.

Using youngster Dominic Solanke as a substitute added more height to the team, whilst Dejan Lovren's late arrival meant that Liverpool finished the game with seven of their eleven players being six foot or over.

The following season, Burke scored four goals in five Championship games and began to attract interest from several of Europe's top clubs.