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Tony Pulis should have a full squad available when Crystal Palace host Liverpool in the Premier League on Monday.

Midfield dynamo Kagisho Dikgacoi missed last Sunday’s 2-0 defeat against Manchester City but Pulis is optimistic all his players will be fit for the clash at Selhurst Park.

Palace are already guaranteed safety in the top flight ahead of their final home game of the season while Liverpool will be desperate for a victory to keep their title hopes alive.

Meanwhile, striker Daniel Sturridge’s fitness will be assessed over the weekend to see whether he is ready to start against Palace.

The England international came off the bench against Chelsea last weekend after recovering from a hamstring problem.

Midfielder Jordan Henderson serves the final game of his three-match suspension.

After the shock of actually losing a game last weekend, Liverpool know they have to win this match and the final game, at home to Newcastle, and hope Chelsea and Manchester City slip up.

The truth is, they may well be third by the time they face Palace, but they are unbeaten in their last eight away games and, given that Palace are safe, they should be confident they can repeat Manchester City’s victory at Selhurst Park.

Stat of the game: Luis Suárez has scored 30 league goals, two more than the entire Crystal Palace team.

Palace (Possible, 4-5-1): Speroni; Mariappa, Dann, Delaney, Ward; Bolasie, Ledley, Dikgacoi, Jedinak, Puncheon; Jerome.
Out: None.

Liverpool (Possible, 4-2-3-1): Mignolet; Johnson, Skrtel, Sakho, Flanagan; Gerrard, Lucas; Sterling, Sturridge, Coutinho; Suárez.
Out: Coates, Enrique (both knee), Henderson (suspended).
Test: Sturridge (hamstring).

Referee: Mark Clattenburg. Matches: 26, R3 Y90.

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