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  • 13 Jun
    Liverpool are expected to welcome back attacking duo Daniel Sturridge and Philippe Coutinho for their clash at Crystal Palace on Sunday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD. The news will soften the blow of Lucas Leiva being ruled out for around six weeks with a thigh injury - a knock picked up in the Capital One Cup final.Sturridge and Coutinho were both rested for the midweek league encounter with City, but the pair were not missed as the Reds put in a dominant display to gain revenge for their penalty shoot-out heartache a few days earlier. Palaces season is in danger of falling apart at the seams. The Eagles have not tasted league success since December 19, and havent earned three points at home since the end of November.However, Alan Pardews men have a great record against Liverpool, and will be buoyed by the return to goalscoring form of Connor Wickham of late.Team news Jamie Redknapp joins Ed Chamberlin to preview the Super Sunday fixtures as Liverpool travel to Crystal Palace Reds boss Jurgen Klopp has to decide whether to stick with the same defence - with right-back Nathaniel Clyne switched to the left to allow Jon Flanagan to play - or restore genuine left-sided player Alberto Moreno despite a poor display at Wembley last weekend.Lucas will be missing, but several changes are anticipated after rotating in midweek.Wickham and Wayne Hennessey will undergo late fitness tests before Pardew selects his team to face Liverpool. Get ready for a mammoth month of football on Sky Sports as the Premier League title fight continues Striker Wickham is suffering with a thigh injury, while goalkeeper Hennessey could be replaced by Julian Speroni if he is not passed fit.Pape Souare will start after returning from suspension, with Martin Kelly expected to be dropped, leaving only James McArthur and Jason Puncheon - expected to return to training on Monday - as Pardews other absentees. Philippe Coutinho (left) and Daniel Sturridge likely to return Opta statsCrystal Palace have won six of their last 11 meetings with Liverpool in all competitions (W6 D2 L3).In four of the last five matches in all competitions between these two sides, the team scoring first has not won (W1 D1 L3). Connor Wickham scores Crystal Palaces equaliser against Sunderland in the 61st minute The last two Premier League meetings at Selhurst have seen the Reds take a 1-0 lead and lose 1-3 and a 3-0 lead only to draw 3-3.Jordon Mutch has scored three goals in four Premier League appearances against Liverpool.Palace have won none of their last five Premier League games at Selhurst Park and have lost the last four in a row. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp discussed the European Super League at the pre-match press conference Liverpool have won just one of their last seven Premier League away games against London teams (W1 D3 L3).The Eagles have gone 11 Premier League matches without a win (D4 L7).Palace have gone nine Premier League games since they last kept a clean sheet, conceding 21 goals in that run.Liverpool won five and lost none of the first seven Premier League meetings with Palace, but the Eagles have won four and lost just one of the last six.Connor Wickham has bagged a brace in each of his last two Premier League matches, having scored one goal in his 18 PL games before that. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew says his side need a win to kick start their season but is confident they can turn their form around Mersons predictionPalace are on that glass slope with slippers on at the moment and they cannot stop sliding, while Liverpool had a great result in midweek and now the race for the top four is wide open.Liverpool will now be thinking if we can put five wins together, we can finish in the top four, so it becomes a big game. But they also have that Europa League game in midweek against Man Utd, so it depends how you balance things out. This is a really awkward time for these managers - what do you go for? Do you chase the teams above you in the league or do you go right, if we can beat Man Utd...?But I am going to go 2-1 for Liverpool, as after the win against Man City I think they will be flying.Paul predicts: 1-2 (8/1 with Sky Bet)Watch Crystal Palace v Liverpool live on Sky Sports 1 HD from 12.30pm on Sunday Authentic Custom Rockets Jersey . 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WASHINGTON -- John Tortorella sensed his players were tired of practicing and getting coached and were ready for the World Cup of Hockey.They played like it, too.The United States beat Finland 3-2 on Tuesday night in each teams final exhibition game before the World Cup begins this weekend in Toronto. Goaltender Jonathan Quick played well enough to earn the starting job for the first game of the tournament, and despite some late trouble the Americans looked prepared for the real thing.I think the boys feel tournament ready, said forward Max Pacioretty, who had an assist. That probably was the most comfortable weve felt.Quick made 30 stops, giving up a goal on a perfect shot by teenage phenom Patrik Laine and another on a scramble in front by Jussi Jokinen. T.J. Oshie, Ryan Kesler and Derek Stepan scored for the U.S., which went 2-1-0 in exhibition play and begins the World Cup on Saturday against Team Europe.Tortorella called it the Americans best of the three exhibition games and cited progress in several areas.We were cleaner, Tortorella said. Have we got it all figured out? No. And we probably wont get it all figured out. Its just not enough time to cover all the things wed like to cover, so we just keep on banging away here and see if we can get better each day.Pacioretty was much better than in two previous games, responding to Tortorellas comment that he needs more from the Montreal Canadiens forward. The new line of Pacioretty, Kesler and Oshie clicked, with Oshie appearing extra motivated playing in front of Washington Capitals fans.When youre at your home rink, you just feel comfortable, Oshie said. Always fun playing at home.Quick, a two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Los Angeles Kings, stopped 63 of the 66 shots he faced in exhibition play. He put any doubt to rest abbout the U.dddddddddddd. starter, and Tortorella said Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning would serve as the backup.A lot of things can happen in the tournament, but I believe in the body of work from all three goalies, Tortorella said. Its a really hard decision. I think Jonathan has just done a little bit better than the other guys, so hell be our No. 1 guy to start the tournament.Finland must still decide on its starter in net after Pekka Rinne of the Nashville Predators stopped 26 of 29 shots against the U.S. Itll be either him or Tuukka Rask of the Boston Bruins in Finlands opener Sunday against Team North America, but Rinne earned praise from coach Lauri Marjamaki.Pekka was great, said Marjamaki, who didnt name his starter for the first game. I like the style how he played. Of course he (faced a) couple of breakaways, so great game for him.Rinne robbed reigning NHL MVP Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks on a breakaway after a turnover by young Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Olli Maatta, one of several Finns who struggled Tuesday.Laine, the No. 2 pick in the draft to the Winnipeg Jets, enjoyed his best exhibition game. The 18-year-old had four shots on goal, several nifty moves and his snipe past Quick.It is good for us and of course important goal for him, Marjamaki said. I think that his confidence getting better, and he can use his strengths in tournament.The big, physical U.S. team is ready to use its strength in the tournament after sharpening some things against Finland.Were getting better, Quick said. Every game were a little bit better, and well continue to get better.---Follow Stephen Whyno on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/SWhyno ' ' '