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Liverpool may be travelling to the Capital tonight looking for the three points that will keep them in the race for their first title in 24-years, but Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis isn’t about to roll over and play dead.
“We’ll the play the way we play and do what we’ve always done – it’s been very successful with the group we’ve got,” said Pulis. “We’re very, very pleased the way the players have been playing over the past three or four months and I don’t see any reason to change it.”
Although the former Stoke City man recognizes that this will be a “difficult” fixture, he’s going to approach this match like any other and hopes to give the Eagles supporters who have gotten behind the team this season a real performance in what will be their last home match of the season. The London outfit looked near certainties for relegation in the opening stages of the season, but since appointing the Welshman in October, they’ve seen their fortunes change drastically and will finish mid-table with top flight football secured for the second year on the hop for the first time in their history.
Liverpool, on the other hand, will be looking to close the goal difference gap with Manchester City. At this time, the Citizens hold a nine goal difference over the second placed Reds — a lead that isn’t exactly insurmountable, but one that will be hard to make up ground on against a team managed by a goal miser like Pulis.