Crystal Palace v Liverpool

Its been a great run for Liverpool but this Saturday in the 5th round of the FA Cup will be a test as to what the line-up card will be like in the post-Gerrard era as he joins Lucas on the injured list.

In addition, one wonders if Sterling will be back from his injury and whether Coutinho may be permitted a rest after logging so many miles on the field.

And, of course, how many minutes does the B. Rodger's brain trust want to put on Sturridge?

Starting XI?
Mignolet
Sakho, Skrtel, Lovren
Can, Henderson, Moreno, Ibe (apparently ineligible for FA competition), Manquillo
Lallana, Sturridge, Markovic
Subs?
Ward, Johnson, Toure (he isn't back yet from African Nations competition), Enrique, Allen, Lambert, Balotelli, Borini

Crystal Palace has been playing better with new manager Pardew so it should be a good match up but I think Liverpool can edge them out even with the depleted line up. Previously, Liverpool defeated Swansea (Dec 29, 2014) and West Ham (Jan 31, 2015) while giving Gerrard a break so the team has enough talent to be competitive and to win!

Go Liverpool!

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