Crystal Palace fan Phil Morais provides the view from Selhurst Park ahead of tonight's clash, talking Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard, the threat of Yannick Bolasie and predictions of a tight encounter...

How are Palace fans feeling ahead of the game?

Safe to say there's a feeling of relief first and foremost! Knowing that this game isn't going to determine our Premier League survival is a lovely feeling.

Is that likely to have any effect on the way your players approach the match?

This is a big game - being in a position to maybe have an influence on the title race at such a critical time surely must motivate the players even when Palace are safe. We didn't really turn up against Manchester City last week and that was a game of equal importance, but Liverpool is a bit different. The two teams have a history of some very noteworthy games - the 1989-90 FA Cup semi-final, the 9-0 drubbing we took at Anfield earlier the same season - big games in our club's history. The fans certainly come to expect drama when we play Liverpool. I'm sure the players feel that too.

Can you give us a bit of an insight into the influence Tony Pulis has had since arriving - what has he changed?

He has got us organised and stopped us leaking goals. The players know what their jobs are and he has installed a new-found confidence which seemed to be non-existent towards the end of Ian Holloway's stint in charge. Pulis has got the best out of Jason Puncheon, who has had a massive couple of months scoring some vital goals. Bringing in Scott Dann and Joe Ledley has brought that little bit of composure we were short of too.

As a neutral, what's been your opinion of Liverpool this season?

They've been phenomenal. Brendan Rodgers would have probably been over the moon with a top-four finish if he was asked last August. To be in with a shout of the title is a testament to the belief and drive the squad has found over the course of the season.

Who's the one Palace player that can hurt the Reds at Selhurst Park tonight?

Yannick Bolasie could certainly cause a problem down the wing and give Jon Flanagan and/or Glen Johnson a nightmare. On his day he can be unplayable and he can be the difference for us.

If you could pick two Liverpool players to play for the home side tonight, who would you chose and why?

Safe to say I wouldn't need to have done my UEFA badges to answer this question. Luis Suarez and Steven Gerrard all day. Why? Goals, Goals, Goals and passion.


A tight game, Liverpool win 2-1 to keep title hopes alive.