14:30: Salah on the bench, Minamino in his place

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One cycle ended only yesterday (Thursday) and another cycle will start tomorrow. Because that’s how it is in the Premier League. At the center, Liverpool will try to maintain the summit when they host Crystal Palace while Manchester City will play an away game against one of the league’s surprises – Southampton.

Palace – Liverpool (14:30)
The Reds are cheered on by the 2-1 win over Tottenham and the fact that they have returned to their natural place (at least in the last year and a half), but their away balance has not been impressive to say the least and has not won outside Anfield since September – then beat Chelsea 0-2 at Stamford Bridge. Jürgen Klopp Does not suffer from serious shortcomings and will get back Joel Matip, who was absent from the game against the Roosters due to a minor injury. Beside him, Keita will return to the link and Minamino will get the keys in place of Salah Sopsal.

“Everyone wants to beat us, maybe because we won the championship last season, I don’t know,” Klopp said ahead of the match. “In fact, since I’m at Liverpool, everywhere we play everyone wants to beat us. We once played against Newcastle, who were in a comfortable position in the league and played like it was a World Cup final. Probably because of our past.

Until the opening whistle, Mohammad Salah Gave an extensive interview to the Spanish “S” and surprised. “Real Madrid and Barcelona are two of the top clubs in the world,” said the Egyptian. At the moment, everything is in the hands of the club. “

Meanwhile, Diego Jote Continues recovery from knee injury and sounds optimistic: “I’m doing my best to get back on the pitches. Rehabilitation is going well, but knee injuries are complicated and we do not want to rush things. I will be back as soon as possible.”

Southampton – City (5pm)
The Saints are enjoying a dream season, are in third place in the league and strive to achieve something they have not achieved since 2003 – a second consecutive victory over the Blues. In the previous game between the two, Southampton won 0-1 and halted a four-year streak without a win over City, but Pep Guardiola, who lost unnecessary points against West Bromwich Albion, will be particularly determined to declare that his team is still in business.

Meanwhile, it looks like the manager will have to make do once again without Sergio Aguero who is still struggling to recover from the injury and did not train on Wednesday and Thursday. The Argentine morning felt more comfortable and even trained well but in any case Pep stressed that he did not know how many minutes he could give him. It’s no secret that City are having a hard time scoring this season and Pep has been asked if he plans to sign a striker in January, but Pep flatly ruled it out: “There’s no chance of that happening. Aguero will not play too much and Jesus has scored many minutes and goals since returning.

More games:
Everton – Arsenal (19:30)
Newcastle – Fulham (22:00)