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Liverpool v Crystal Palace: Guehi injury absence could end v Man United, says Glasner

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England defender Marc Guehi could make his return from knee surgery this month, Crystal Palace manager Oliver Glasner has said.

Centre-back Guehi missed the Three Lions’ international friendlies at home to Brazil and Belgium in March and has been absent for eight Premier League matches, meaning he is yet to play under new Eagles coach Glasner.

“I can’t say when but he’s working hard, we’re working hard, and we give our best,” Glasner said of Guehi’s comeback date, adding that Palace’s run of three games in six days in mid-April made it more likely that the 23-year-old would play against Manchester United at Selhurst Park on May 6.

“Maybe it’s the week after [the three-game sequence] – but we hope, at latest, it’s against Manchester United.”

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Liverpool v Palace: Olise team news

Playmaker Michael Olise could start against Liverpool at Anfield on Sunday (2pm GMT), having made his first appearance since February as a substitute in Palace’s 4-2 defeat at home to Manchester City on Saturday.

Olise missed the first 11 games of the Premier League season with a hamstring injury but scored six times and set up three goals in 10 appearances between November and January before aggravating an issue during a brief substitute appearance at Brighton & Hove Albion.

“He had the whole week training with us,” said Glasner. “We’ve had a very good week in training: high quality and a lot of intensity, which is very important because Liverpool are maybe that team in the world that plays with the highest pressure – you never have time.

“It’s been a really good week and Michael was part of it, so he’s close to starting. Michael can’t win the game alone but he has a big role.

“All the others have a big role. We’ll need a great goalkeeper because Liverpool are a very attacking team, so everybody has a key role and we will show again that we are competitive as a team.”

Jairo Riedewald could also feature for the first time since February. “He trained the whole week with us and could be in the squad,” said Glasner.

“You always have to be careful because if a player is out for five, six or seven weeks, it’s not like he can have one week’s training and play 90 minutes.

“He will have to find his rhythm, like all the other injured players. It’s good that at the end of the season we’re getting options back.”

Ben Miller
Ben Miller
Ben has more than 10 years' experience in sports journalism, covering two EURO tournaments, European club competitions, the Premier League, EFL and WSL and a variety of other major sporting events.

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