Liverpool vs Fulham LIVE: Team news, line-ups and more ahead of Premier League fixture today


Liverpool welcome relegation-threatened Fulham to Anfield this afternoon as the hosts look to end their worst ever run of home results.

The Premier League champions, whose title has all but escaped them, have lost their last five matches at Anfield, while Fulham enter today’s fixture in mixed form. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea last time out due to Mason Mount’s fine strike, while Fulham also come into this afternoon’s match on the back of a 1-0 loss, beaten by Tottenham in their last outing. Scott Parker’s side sit 18th in the top flight and could go level on points with 17th Brighton with a win here against seventh Liverpool, who are 22 points behind leaders Manchester City ahead of today’s Manchester derby against United.

The home team would leapfrog West Ham and rivals Everton with three points against Fulham, though both of those clubs will then have two games in hand over Liverpool in the race for a Champions League spot – the new target for Klopp’s players given their wretched defence of the title they won with ease last season. Follow live updates from Liverpool vs Fulham in the Premier League below, plus all the post-match reaction.

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LAST MEETING

Fulham have already proved themselves capable of competing with this Liverpool team, earning a point against the champions at Craven Cottage back in December.

Bobby Decordova-Reid, who starts today, scored the opening goal, before Mo Salah equalised from the spot late in the second half.

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TODAY’S FIXTURES

SCOTT PARKER SPEAKS TO SKY SPORTS

“Of course it gives you a bit of confidence, it’s fair to say Liverpool are in a sticky patch. In saying that, you’re playing against a team with talent, a bit of a wounded animal. We have to be wary of that, but we come here with confidence and with a bit of luck we can get a result today. The first thing I want is my team to have confidence about us. There’s elements to Liverpool’s game we’re going to look to exploit, whilst understanding we’re going to suffer a little bit. Liverpool are a football club that have an array of talent and a big squad. I heard Jurgen’s press conference and he alluded to freshening things up and that’s what he’s done.”

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CHANGES

Jurgen Klopp has made no fewer than seven changes to the team that lost against Chelsea last week, perhaps with one eye on Wednesday’s Champions League meeting with RB Leipzig. In come Diogo Jota, James Milner, Neco Williams, Xherdan Shaqiri, Rhys Williams, Nat Phillips and Naby Keita. Roberto Firmino is injured, while Sadio Mane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Curtis Jones, Thiago and Fabinho all drop to the bench. There are more injury concerns in defence, too, with Ozan Kabak absent.

Fulham are more settled: they make two changes, bringing in Kenny Tete and Bobby Decordova-Reid for Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Antonee Robinson.

TEAM NEWS

TEAM NEWS

T-MINUS 10 MINUTES UNTIL TEAM NEWS

The official line-ups will be revealed soon…

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