Julián Speroni wants to play “as many games as he can” after making his first start for Crystal Palace since December 2017.

Injuries to Wayne Hennessey and Vicente Guaita forced Roy Hodgson’s hand as the third-string goalkeeper was drafted in for the trip to league leaders Liverpool.

Speroni feels it’s important to have a run of first-team games after being out of the starting 11 for so long, and believes there’s a chance to make the most of the current circumstances.

But it comes amid reports Palace are set to sign 21-year-old goalkeeper Lucas Perri on loan from top Brazilian club Sao Paulo.

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The 39-year-old said: “I’d like to play as many games as I can, if possible, because it’s hard to be out for a while.

“You need that time in the [first-team] to feel the confidence coming back, and it’d be great if I can.

“I enjoy it every time I get to play.”

Despite how Liverpool scored their third of four goals in Palace's 4-3 defeat to the Reds last time out, former England boss Hodgson is pleased to have Speroni in his squad.

He refused to blame the long-time club favourite after the ball spun backwards behind him, following a dangerous cross from James Milner, before Mohamed Salah poked it home.

Palace’s next run of league games sees them play Southampton, Fulham, West Ham and Leicester City before hosting Manchester United at Selhurst Park.

The Eagles have picked up three points from a possible nine since the beginning of the New Year and this could represent a major opportunity to rise up the table.

But Speroni insists the team must remain focused on the task at hand one step at a time.

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He added: “We can’t think too far ahead. We need to think one game at a time.

“We have Tottenham in the cup next week, we’ll think about that, and then we’ll concentrate on the next one [against Southampton].

“You can’t think too far ahead because you never know in this league. It’s the best league in the world and anything can happen, it doesn’t matter who you’re playing against.

“We went to Manchester City earlier and we won so anything can happen in this league. You always need to prepare every game and see what happens.”