A team in search of points to secure their place in the top 4 versus a team in search of points to secure their place in the Premier League itself as Liverpool get ready to host Fulham this weekend.
After a disappointing loss to Chelsea on Thursday night, the Reds will welcome Fulham on their home turf Anfield this Sunday. Liverpool made a record of 68 games unbeaten run at home in the Premier League which was the best in their entire club history. Now just after that, they broke the record in style to make a new record of losing 5 in a row at their home turf.
The champions will host a team who are fighting to get out of the relegation zone. This might be the perfect match to end their losing rout but you never know as this is Premier League everything which looks certain is or has turned to uncertain in the past just like the 5 consecutive home defeats for the host.
Fulham enter this fixture after a narrow 0-1 home defeat against London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday.
LIVERPOOL VS FULHAM PREVIEW:
Liverpool are currently sitting at the 7th spot in the Premier League table gaining 43 points in 27 games. The spot might end up getting worse as the teams below them i.e. Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa have 42 points in 26 matches and 39 points in 25 matches respectively.
On the other side of the table, Fulham are residing in the bottom three at 18th spot having just 23 points in 27 fixtures.
Looking at the current form of and the venue a fresher to football will vote for Fulham to win the match. Liverpool have lost 4 and won just one in their last 5 league encounters followed by a losing track of 5 in a row at this venue and on the other hand, Fulham have won 2 and drawn 2 followed by a loss in their last 5 league matches.
Liverpool lack confidence at the moment but looking at their opponent this weekend they might look to gain some by finally ending their losing streak at Anfield. It would be exciting to watch the contest as both look to win for different reasons one to stay in the league and one to get back their pride.
LIVERPOOL VS FULHAM TEAM NEWS:
The centre-back curse is not going away and has struck again as Ozan Kabak joins the injury list. It looks like Nat Phillips and Ben Davis might pair up for a record 21 centre -back pairing as Jurgen Klopp hinted on bring Fabinho back in the midfield.
Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Joel Matip, and Jordan Henderson all remain long-time absentees while goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher will be assessed ahead of the kick off.
On the other hand, Fulham have a completely fit squad apart from Marek Rodak and Tom Cairney, their only absentees for this match.
PREDICTED LINE-UPS AND SCORE:
Predicted Score: Liverpool 2-0 Fulham
Liverpool will be hoping to end their winless home run as soon as possible. They will be a sure winner of this fixture with forward Diogo Jota scoring a goal on his recent return from injury.