A shambolic defeat against minnows Red Star Belgrade in their midweek Champions League outing has sent Jurgen Klopp’s juggernaut in the backfoot due to a lack of creativity and inventiveness high up the pitch. Liverpool, however, are still unbeaten in Premier League and should be back to winning ways on Sunday while hosting struggling Fulham in an early kickoff tie.
Fulham, newly promoted, had an impressive inception on their return to the top tier after four years of absence. But the Cottagers have lately suffered five league defeats in a row and slipped down in the bottom of Premier League standings upon completion of gameweek 11.
Liverpool vs Fulham Team News:
Liverpool are set to have Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain in their season-long injury list having ruptured multiple ligaments towards the end of the previous term. Also, there is concern over the fitness of Trent Alexander-Arnold [Knock], Dejan Lovren [Illness], Joe Gomez [Achilles] and Nathaniel Clyne [Illness], however, the defensive resources are likely to recover on time prior to the weekend encounter. Skipper Jordan Henderson is still nursing a hamstring injury but might be involved against Fulham based on his recovery in next couple of days time.
Fulham left-back Joe Bryan is expected to miss the fixture through a thigh strain whereas veteran Kevin McDonald suffered a muscular injury against Huddersfield Town and is set to be sidelined for the weekend game.
Liverpool vs Fulham Probable Lineups:
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Daniel Sturridge, Adam Lallana.
Subs: Marcus Bettinelli, Calum Chambers, Stefan Johansen, Tim Ream, Cyrus Christie, Maxime Le Marchand, Aboubakar Kamara.
Liverpool vs Fulham Last Meeting:
Their last Premier League meeting at Anfield took place back on 09 November 2013 where the Reds registered a comprehensive 4-0 victory. Fernando Amorebieta scored an own goal to earn the hosts a lead whereas defensive ace Martin Skrtel doubled it three minutes later. Hitman Luis Suarez then struck twice, one each in both halves, to make it a routine win for high-flying Liverpool.
Liverpool vs Fulham Head-To-Head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 39
Fulham Win: 12
Liverpool vs Fulham Key Players:
The failure of the front trio has made Jurgen Klopp annoyed in recent outings. Xherdan Shaqiri, meanwhile, might have a key role to play for on Sunday afternoon having missed the Belgrade trip due to political pandemonium.
Aleksandar Mitrovic started the season brightly and will look to trouble the Reds backline with his physical and aerial presence. André Schürrle, Jean Michael Seri and Luciano Vietto must step up their show to justify their fame and boost up gaffer Slaviša Jokanović in survival race.
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Liverpool vs Fulham Live Streaming:
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