Liverpool vs Crystal Palace: Keita starts, Milner in defence

first_imgLiverpool will aim to stretch further ahead of Manchester City in the Premier League title race when they take on Crystal Palace at home on Saturday. City do not play until Sunday when they travel to Huddersfield Town, so Liverpool can reclaim their seven point lead at the top until then at least.Jurgen Klopp’s side were not at their fluent best against Brighton last time out, only beating the Seagulls 1-0 at the Amex Stadium thanks to a second-half penalty from Mohamed Salah.   Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘There is no creativity’ – Can Solskjaer get Man Utd scoring freely again? ‘Everyone legged it on to the pitch!’ – How Foden went from Man City superfan to future superstar Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Game Liverpool vs Crystal Palace Date Saturday, January 19 Time 3pm GMT / 10am ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game can be watched live on NBCSN or livestreamed on NBC Sport Live. US TV channel Online stream NBCSN NBC Sports Live In the United Kingdom (UK), the game will not be televised or livestreamed due to the 3pm Saturday blackout law. UK TV channel Online stream N/A N/A Squads & Team News Position Liverpool players Goalkeepers Alisson, Mignolet, Grabara Defenders Clyne, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Lovren, Gomez, Robertson, Matip Midfielders Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita, Henderson, Lallana, Camacho, Jones, Shaqiri Forwards Mane, Salah, Firmino, Sturridge, Origi Jurgen Klopp’s defensive headache received a fresh blow last week with the news that Trent Alexander-Arnold will be ruled out for up to four weeks with a knee injury.The right-back joins Dejan Lovren (hamstring) and Joe Gomez (leg) in the treatment room. That means James Milner returns to right-back at Anfield, while Joel Matip has recovered from a broken collarbone to partner Virgil van Dijk at centre-back, despite Fabinho’s impressive performance against Brighton.The ex-Monaco man returns to midfield, where he partners Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita, who makes his first start since December as Georginio Wijnaldum and Adam Lallana both miss out with minor knocks.Confirmed Liverpool XI: Alisson; Milner, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Mane, Salah, Firmino.Bench: Mignolet, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Origi, Camacho. Position Crystal Palace players Goalkeepers Hennessey, Guaita, Speroni Defenders Sakho, Tomkins, Reidewald, Dann, van Aanholt, Souare, Wan-Bissaka, Ward, Kelly Midfielders Millvojevic, Kouyate, McArthur, Schlupp, Meyer, Kaikai, Townsend Forwards Zaha, Benteke, Ayew, Wickham Palace’s two first-choice keepers, Vicente Guaita and Wayne Hennessey, both picked up injuries against Watford last weekend.As neither are fit, Julian Speroni takes his place in goal in the only change to the Palace starting XI.Christian Benteke, meanwhile, is on the bench could feature against his old club after returning from injury against the Hornets. Confirmed Crystal Palace XI: Speroni, Wan-Bissaka, Sakho, Tomkins, Van Aanholt;  Milivojevic, Kouyate, McArthur; Townsend, Zaha, Ayew.Bench: Tupper, Kelly, Dann, Schlupp, Meyer, Wickham, Benteke.Betting & Match Odds Liverpool are unsurprisingly heavy favourites at 1/6 with bet 365. Meanwhile, a draw is rated at 13/2 while Palace are 12/1 to pull off an upset.Click here to see all of bet 365’s offers for the game, including goalscoring markets, correct score predictions and more.Match Preview Jurgen Klopp Liverpool 2018-19Liverpool will be looking to lay down a marker when they take on Palace nearly 24 hours ahead of City’s clash with Huddersfield.The Reds recovered from back-to-back defeats – having lost to City and then been knocked out of the FA Cup by Wolves – by beating Brighton  in what Klopp admitted was a difficult game.Speaking after the match, Klopp said: “It was a really mature performance from my side. This season that is a new skill and we have to keep that.”The second half was much better. We learned from the first half. So I like the performance.”It’s not an opera of football but it’s still a really nice song.”The Liverpool boss insisted the Reds’ cannot rest on their laurels though and wants his team to stay focussed despite their lead at the top.”It means nothing,” he added. “We take all the points we can. We have 57 now – that’s the situation and that’s cool.”Palace will hope to stall that lead, and Roy Hodgson’s side could be a tough test for the league leaders.The Croydon-based club are still in a precarious position, just four points above the drop zone, and need to bounce back after a 2-1 home defeat to Watford in their last game.Hodgson’s men have been compact and hard to break down this term, having only conceded 28 times in 22 Premier League games, and Wilfred Zaha and Andros Townsend provide considerable pace in attack.  Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more

Winter Fishing Seasons Set to Open

first_imgOn Jan. 1, 2007, Nova Scotia anglers can head to selected lakes and streams across the province to enjoy winter fishing. “In addition to being a healthy outdoor activity, winter fishing offers some excellent opportunities for both experienced and beginner anglers,” said Ron Chisholm, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. “For those who love the outdoors, fishing is an ideal winter sport.” With interest growing in the winter sport fishery, the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture will open limited winter seasons for stocked rainbow trout, chain pickerel and white and yellow perch. “Winter angling offers a unique outdoor experience, but we want to ensure everyone enjoys it safely,” said Mr. Chisholm. “I encourage all anglers to use caution during the winter fishery, whether they are fishing from shore, in boats or through the ice.” Anglers need a 2006 general fishing licence, which can be purchased at Department of Natural Resources offices. They are valid until March 31, 2007. The Bras d’Or Lakes are open for winter angling of rainbow trout from Jan. 1 to March 31, with a bag limit of two fish per day. Five areas of the Bras d’Or Lakes are closed to all angling to protect brook trout and Atlantic salmon. They include the areas above the Baddeck River Bridge on Highway 105 (including Cains Pond); inside the East Bay sandbar; above Crowdis Bridge in River Denys Basin; above Black River Bridge in Dundee; and above Mackenzie Brook bridge near the south side of River Denys. Several other lakes will reopen this winter for rainbow trout fishing: Cameron and Gillis lakes, Antigonish County; Angevine Lake, Cumberland County; Albro Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality; Gairloch Lake, Pictou County; Goose Harbour Lake, Guysborough County; Sucker Lake, Lunenburg County; Levers Lake and No. 20 Dam, Cape Breton County; Hidden Hills Lake, Queens County and Everitts Lake, Digby County. The season on these lakes runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 with a bag limit two fish per day. In addition, Meadow Pond, Hants County and Silver and Sunken lakes, Kings County, will be open for rainbow trout from Jan. 1 to Feb. 28. The bag limit is two fish per day. Anglers who enjoy fishing chain pickerel can do so in Digby County on the Meteghan River, including all lakes and tributaries and on the Annis River and Kiack Brook (near Belleville South) in Yarmouth County, including all lakes and tributaries. Other lakes open for chain pickerel this winter include Louis Lake, Queens County; Walls Lake, The Ponds in Port LaTour and Bakers Flats on Cape Sable Island, Shelburne County; Morris, Russell, Fish and Kinsac lakes in Halifax Regional Municipality; Lily Lake (Cogamun Pond), Hants County; Shortts Lake, Colchester County; and Black Lake and West Branch Lake, Pictou County. The season runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 with a bag limit of 25 fish per day. Angling for white and yellow perch is permitted from Jan. 1 to March 31 on Springfield Lake, Annapolis County; Angevine (Dewars Lake), Cumberland County; Cameron and Gillis lakes, Antigonish County; Meteghan River, including all lakes and tributaries, Yarmouth County; Albro Lake, Halifax Regional Municipality; Shortts Lake, Colchester County; and Woodward Sanford Lake, Hants County. The bag limit for each species is 25 fish per day.last_img read more