Return after getting the ticket to next round in the Champions League, Liverpool will march to Fulham’s ground in the Premier League round of 12. A win would keep the Kop competing for the top flight with Tottenham Hotspurs.
Liverpool: No Van Dijk, no problem
Liverpool will march to Fulham’s ground for the Premier League round of 12 match. Having only faced an opponent who is not overrated, manager Jurgen Klopp’s goal in this match will surely be to win all three points.
Premier League rookie of the season, Fulham are in under-impressive form. The hosts craven cottage have only two wins and have suffered eight defeats in 11 rounds this season, even though the gap between them and the relegation zone is only 1 point.
On the other side of the line, Liverpool still show impressive form despite injuries coming from key players. The Kop is maintaining a seven-match unbeaten streak in the Premier League with four wins and three draws.
With 24 points from 11 rounds, manager Jurgen Klopp is in second place in the Premier League table, and they are just one point behind the top club, Tottenham on extra points. The trip to Craven Cottage here would be a very good opportunity for Liverpool to improve on this.
Despite the absence of Virgil Van Dijk, the Liverpool defence is still playing extremely well. Since the draw against Everton, they have conceded only seven goals in all competitions and kept six clean sheets. Those are the statistics that help Liverpool remain with Tottenham sharing top spot with the same 24 points. The performance in European competition is also extremely encouraging with the first place in Group D, Champions League.
In the past, Liverpool and Fulham have made 28 appearances in the top flight. The Merseyside red half has 18 wins, while the number representing London is just six, equivalent to a third against Liverpool.
The upcoming encounter is expected to continue to be a difficult one against Fulham, while for Liverpool, a victory is probably within reach of the Premier League champions.
Fulham (3-4-1-2): Areola (GK) – Aina – Andersen – Adarabioyo – Robinson – Reed – Anguissa – Reid – Cheek – Lookman – Cavaleiro.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Kelleher (GK) – Alexander Arnold – Matip – Williams – Tsimikas – Keita – Henderson – Wijnaldum – Salah – Firmino – Jota.