Returning to the place where Liverpool’s dreams of winning their first league title since 1990 were effectively shattered provides an opportunity for Brendan Rodgers’ side to right the wrongs of last season. Throwing away a three goal lead opened the door for Manchester City to steal in and lift the Premier League trophy, but much has changed since that harrowing night at Selhurst Park.
Liverpool have struggled to reproduce the magic and quality during the current campaign, with consecutive league defeats against Newcastle and Chelsea placing more pressure on Rodgers to turn the club’s fortunes around. Collecting three points after the international break could banish the demons of last season’s shortcomings in the same stadium, but, more importantly, provide a much-needed morale boost that could see Liverpool’s form improve. Continue reading