Liverpool vs Crystal Palace team news: Steven Gerrard starts for Liverpool as Alan Pardew drops Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni

Liverpool make two changes for Gerrard's final game at Anfield

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Steven Gerrard will start his final game at Anfield after Brendan Rodgers makes two changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Chelsea last weekend for today’s Premier League clash with Crystal Palace.

Gerrard leads the side out for the final time at Anfield before he leaves to join LA Galaxy, and he’ll be joined in the side by the returning Jordan Ibe, with Rickie Lamber dropped to the bench.

That means Raheem Sterling moves into a makeshift striker role, with the other change coming in defence with Glen Johnson replaced by Alberto Moreno.

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Palace manager Alan Pardew has made the surprising decision to rotate his goalkeepers as Julian Speroni is dropped to the bench in favour of Wayne Hennessey in one of five changes.

Damien Delaney is replaced in defence by Martin Keely, while Mile Jedinak, Wilfried Zaha and Glenn Murray are all dropped to the bench with Jason Puncheon, Lee Chung-yong and Marouane Chamakh all preferred.

 

Line-ups:

Liverpool: Mignolet, Can, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno, Gerrard, Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Ibe, Sterling

Subs: Ward, Johnson, Toure, Lambert, Lucas, Allen, Sinclair

Crystal Palace: Hennessey; Ward, Dann, Kelly, Souare; McArthur, Ledley, Puncheon; Lee, Bolasie; Chamakh.

Subs: Speroni, Delaney, Jedinak, Mutch, Zaha, Campbell, Murray.

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