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Fulham should do with out Harry Wilson and Nathaniel Chalobah, each injured throughout the pre-season.

Joe Bryan missed the membership’s final pleasant with Villarreal with a hand damage and shall be evaluated.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson is again after lacking the Group Defend by way of damage whereas Naby Keita shall be evaluated after sickness.

Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones and Kostas Tsimikas have been all excluded.

The Reds can even must do with out Diogo Jota, Caoimhin Kelleher and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who’re recovering from accidents sustained over the summer time.

THE FORECASTS OF SUTTON

Ali is correct in saying that I can’t observe Lawro and I’ll assist Liverpool in profitable each week: I wish to ban this type of prejudice!

However he’s unsuitable to assume that I’ll say that they may lose this.

Liverpool have been superb within the Group Defend and Saturday shall be a tricky day for Fulham to return to the highest flight. I believe they can even struggle all through the season.

Prediction: 0-3

Chris Sutton’s full predictions in opposition to soccer commentator Alistair Bruce-Ball

Fulham have been promoted or relegated in each of the last five seasons

FACTS OF CORRESPONDENCE

Face to face

  • Fulham have been unbeaten in each Premier League video games in opposition to Liverpool in 2020-21, drawing 1-1 at dwelling and profitable 1-0 at Anfield.
  • The Cottagers have solely gained considered one of their final six Premier League dwelling video games in opposition to Liverpool (1N, 4P), a 1-0 win in December 2011.

Fulham

  • Fulham scored 106 league targets on their solution to profitable the title in 2021-22.
  • Every of the final three Premier League campaigns have resulted in relegation: 2013-14, 2018-19 and 2020-21.
  • The Cottagers have misplaced their first league recreation of the season instantly after promotion to the highest flight on their final 5 events.
  • Fulham are winless of their final 10 Premier League video games (2N, 8P), however their newest high flight victory got here in opposition to Liverpool in March 2021.
  • Fulham can equal the membership’s report of seven consecutive dwelling defeats within the high flight, set between November 1961 and February 1962.

Liverpool

  • Liverpool completed second in final season’s high flight, scoring 94 targets, the second highest complete within the Premier League.
  • They’re unbeaten of their final 19 Premier League video games (W16, D3), a streak that dates again to final December.
  • The Reds have gained their final three Premier League video games, regardless of conceding their first objective within the first quarter-hour every time – solely Arsenal in March 2012 have ever gained 4 consecutive Premier League video games after coming from behind.
  • Liverpool have gained their first Premier League match in every of the final 4 seasons, scoring a minimum of three targets on every event.
  • Mohamed Salah scored in Liverpool’s opening Premier League match in every of his 5 seasons with the membership.

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