Liverpool head to a tense Selhurst Park on Saturday as Crystal Palace followers activate Roy Hodgson on a run of only one win of their final eight video games.
The Reds are on a run of three consecutive wins and eight unbeatens within the Premier League since their undeserved 2-1 defeat to Tottenham in September.
Subsequent up is a visit to Crystal Palace, who themselves haven’t gained of their final 4 video games and solely as soon as of their final eight, dropping 5.
A 2-0 defeat to Bournemouth on Wednesday night introduced tensions to a head, with supporters expressing their anger at Hodgson, who recommended after the match that that they had been ‘spoiled’ lately.
“The actual fact is that the followers right here have been spoiled currently,” he instructed Amazon Prime.
“They’re used to us doing very effectively at residence and reaching good outcomes, however this yr we weren’t ready to do this.”
Palace have gained only one sport at residence all season, a 3-2 win over Wolves in early September, with two attracts and three defeats since then.
Supporters booed Hodgson and the gamers as they twice conceded to a different backside half at Bournemouth, with one disgruntled fan throwing a projectile on the supervisor.
It will increase the strain on Palace forward of their match with actual title contenders in Liverpool, who will scent blood.
“If our followers anticipate us to blow away Liverpool, blow away Man Metropolis, blow away Brighton and blow away Chelsea, then they’re having expectations that we are going to discover very tough to realize,” Hodgson continued.
“There is no doubt about that. That is what it comes right down to: right this moment a staff was taking part in in the identical stadium as us, and we’re taking part in at residence and could not win.
“We are able to solely congratulate Bournemouth on the extent and high quality of their efficiency.
‘You are telling me now that the groups we’ve are even stronger than Bournemouth, at the very least on paper.
“After which once you counsel that we’ll lose these video games, it could be laborious for me to face right here and say one thing that makes your suggestion sound ridiculous.”
Palace additionally suffered one other harm scare of their defeat, with right-back Tyrick Mitchell compelled off with a hip downside and changed by Nathaniel Clyne.
Mitchell joins Cheick Doucoure, Eberechi Eze, Dean Henderson, Rob Holding and Jesurun Rak-Sakyi on the absentee listing.