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Fulham vs Liverpool: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from Craven Cottage

  • Fulham have lost five consecutive league games against Liverpool
  • Jurgen Klopp’s side are unbeaten in their last 11 league matches against promoted sides
  • Fulham have equalled the club Premier League record of six consecutive defeats
  • Sadio Mane has scored eight goals in his last eight league appearances

FULHAM vs LIVERPOOL

Fulham XI: Rico, Fosu-Mensah, Chambers, Ream, Bryan, Seri, Anguissa, Babel, Cairney, Ayite, Mitrovic

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Salah

Team News – Sadio Mane starts!

13:15: Sadio Mane starts despite fears over a knock picked up against Bayern Munich. Elsewhere there’s a start for Adam Lallana with Jordan Henderson absent.

Fulham XI: Rico, Fosu-Mensah, Chambers, Ream, Bryan, Seri, Anguissa, Babel, Cairney, Ayite, Mitrovic

Subs: Fabri, Sessegnon, Odoi, McDonald, Kebano, Vietto, Christi

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Van Dijk, Matip, Robertson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Lallana, Mane, Firmino, Salah

Subs: Mignolet, Lovren, Milner, Sturridge, Moreno, Shaqiri, Origi

Liverpool eyeing return to the summit

13:10: While leaders Manchester City played in the FA Cup, second-placed Liverpool can reclaim top spot against Fulham today.

The Reds have been held to draws in each of their last three away league games but go into the contest on-song, having beaten Burnley 4-2 at Anfield last weekend and then produced a superb 3-1 Champions League win at Bayern Munich.

Second-bottom Fulham will be hoping Jurgen Klopp’s men suffer some kind of hangover from the Germany trip as they look to halt their losing run. The 3-1 reverse at Leicester last time out – the Cottagers’ second match with Scott Parker in charge – was a sixth defeat on the spin.

Twitter round-up

Alex: Imagine thinking Liverpool will make Fulham an easy game! Can see Fulham trying to park a rusty bus!

Pay: Big win needed today but these kind of games can be the biggest tests! Definitely not going to be the easy game pundits and twitter geniuses seem to think!

Phoenix: Must win game today against Fulham. Need to keep the momentum going. Mohamed Salah masterclass incoming.

Afternoon…

13:05: Hello everyone and welcome to our LIVE coverage of the Premier League.

From the Allianz Arena to Craven Cottage… feels like trading in a Porsche 911 for a MINI Cooper.

But the importance of the result is exactly the same. Liverpool simply have to win to reclaim top position and pile the pressure back on Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

No ifs, buts or maybes.

So it’s fairly fortunate that Fulham, who have lost five consecutive league games against Liverpool while conceding 16 goals, are today’s opponents.

Anyway, the line-ups are about to arrive and we’ll see if Sadio Mane has recovered from that pesky knock.

FULHAM vs LIVERPOOL

Fulham caretaker boss Scott Parker has no new injury concerns. Andre Schurrle is training again after a virus but defender Alfie Mawson (knee) remains absent as does goalkeeper Marcus Bettinelli after surgery on his own knee issue.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson will miss out with an ankle injury sustained in the midweek Champions League victory over Bayern Munich. Fellow midfielder Naby Keita will be assessed after missing the trip to Germany with a minor injury.

Last season: No corresponding fixture

Last five league matches: Fulham L L L L L; Liverpool W D W D W

Top scorers: Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) 10; Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) 20

Referee: Craig Pawson (South Yorkshire)



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