Liverpool v Crystal Palace:Vieira approaching Anfield with no fear

Crystal Palace manager Patrick Vieira has set his side the challenge of emulating their performance in the recent win over Tottenham when they face Liverpool this weekend, insisting his team have "no fear" going into the game.


Former Nice boss Vieira replaced Roy Hodgson as Palace boss this summer and started his first campaign with a defeat and two draws.

Spurs thumped

But the Eagles put in a superb performance last weekend, thumping Tottenham 3-0 at Selhurst Park.

Wilfried Zaha drew first blood from the penalty spot before debutant Odsonne Edouard netted a brace, scoring with his first touch.

And Vieira hopes the nature of that win over Tottenham, who had not even conceded before that game, will give Palace confidence ahead of this weekend's tough trip to Liverpool.

The Reds have won three and drawn one of their first four league games this season and enjoyed a brilliant comeback victory over AC Milan in the Champions League in midweek.

Excited for challenge

But Vieira maintains Palace are excited for the challenge they will face on Merseyside.

Speaking about this weekend's opponents Liverpool, Vieira said: "Going to Anfield is going to be really challenging but there is no fear - there is the excitement of playing one of the best sides in Europe.

"We're really looking forward to the game because we want to challenge ourselves against those teams."

Referring to the recent win over Tottenham, he added: "We had a good game, yes, but can we repeat this kind of performance? This is our challenge."


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