All is not well in the Liverpool camp and not just because of the injuries. Fulham have been tough to beat in the premier league and they’ll be looking to take advantage of Liverpool’s home form.
Liverpool suffered a fifth straight loss at home when going down 1-0 to Chelsea at Anfield on Thursday night. Mason Mount got the only goal of the game to add to Liverpool’s woes. It meant the Reds have now failed to score in 5 of their last 6 matches at Anfield. The Reds have not won at home since mid December, drawing with West Brom and Man United before losing to Burnley, Brighton, Man City, Everton and Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp’s side have won away from home at RB Leipzig and Sheffield United in between, but have been desperate at Anfield. Diogo Jota made his return from injury as a substitute against Chelsea and could be handed a start. But the defensive problems don’t ease for Liverpool with centre-backs Nat Phillips and Ozan Kabak both doubtful. That pair have been the latest partnership at the back in the absence of Virgil van Dijk, Joel Matip, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson.
Fulham were unfortunate not to get anything from their clash with Tottenham on Thursday as Tosin Adarabioyo’s own goal was the difference in a 1-0 defeat. Scott Parker’s side have been incredibly hard to beat, losing just four of their last 16 games to mount a survival bid. The loss to Tottenham ended a five-game unbeaten run that had seen draws with West Ham, Burnley and Crystal Palace as well as wins over Everton and Sheffield United. Fulham have been the draw specialists away from home with six of the last seven road trips ending in a share of the points. Captain Tom Cairney is the only absentee. Aleksandar Mitrovic could be handed a first start since returning from injury.
Liverpool have 41 wins in this fixture compared to Fulham’s 12. There have also been 17 draws. Fulham held Liverpool to a 1-1 draw Craven Cottage in December. Bobby Reid put Fulham in front before Mo Salah levelled from the penalty spot with 11 minutes remaining. Fulham love a draw but we are backing Liverpool to turn their fortunes around.
PREDICTION : LIVERPOOL 3-1 WIN
ACCUMULATOR TIP : LIVERPOOL FT WIN