By Gary Fulcher, Daniel Rhodes and Mihail Vladimirov.
Liverpool will be hoping to put the disappointing 0-2 defeat to Arsenal behind them and return to winning ways when Martin Jol’s Fulham make the trip to Anfield on Saturday, 3pm kick off UK time.
The Cottagers have made a poor start to the campaign as they languish in 16th place with ten points, having picked up three wins – two away from home – one draw and six defeats.
The Reds smashed four past Fulham in the corresponding fixture last season with Martin Skrtel, Steven Gerrard, Stewart Downing and Luis Suarez all finding the back of the net. The season before last saw Fulham record their first every victory at Anfield with Martin Skrtel scoring an own goal.
Our record victory against the Cottagers is 10-0 recorded in a 2nd round 1st leg League Cup match during the 1986/87 campaign, while our record victory in the league is 7-0, which came during the 1955/56 season while both sides were competing in the old Second Division. Fulham’s record victory at Anfield is their only victory as mentioned above.
Liverpool’s overall league record against Fulham:
- Total – P: 52 W: 29 D: 13 L: 10 F: 97 A: 49 GD: +48
- Home – P: 26 W: 18 D: 7 L: 1 F: 60 A: 16 GD: +44
- Away – P: 26 W: 11 D: 6 L: 9 F: 37 A: 33 GD: +4
Liverpool’s record against teams managed by Martin Jol (all competitions):
- Total – P: 11 W: 6 D: 3 L: 2 F: 17 A: 8 GD: +9
- Home – P: 6 W: 3 D: 2 L: 1 F: 12 A: 5 GD: +7
- Away – P: 5 W: 3 D: 1 L: 1 F: 5 A: 3 GD: +2
The match-day officials for this fixture are:
- Referee: Michael Jones
- Assistants: G Beswick, J Brooks
- Fourth Official: A Marriner
Sebastien Coates (knee) and Iago Aspas (thigh) are both absent through injury for the Reds.
Fulham have doubts over Hugo Rodallega (groin), Brede Hangeland (nerve) and Matthew Briggs (groin). Sascha Riether has been retrospectively charged with violent conduct by the FA following an incident that was missed by the referee but caught on camera during Fulham’s 1-3 defeat to Manchester Utd on Saturday and suspended for three matches with immediate effect, so will miss the Cottagers’ trip to Anfield.
Goalkeepers: Mignolet, Jones, Ward
Defenders: Johnson, Kelly, Flanagan, Skrtel, Sakho, Toure, Agger, Ilori, Cissokho, Enrique
Midfielders: Lucas, Gerrard (c), Coutinho, Allen, Henderson, Sterling, Luis Alberto, Ibe
Strikers: Suarez, Sturridge, Moses
Goalkeepers: Stekelenberg, Stockdale, Etheridge
Defenders: Riise, Senderos, Hangeland (c), Briggs, Hughes, Amorebieta
Midfielders: Sidwell, Kasami, Karagounis, Richardson, Duff, Taarabt, Boateng, Dejagah, Parker, Mesca, Kacaniclic
Strikers: Berbatov, Ruiz, Rodallega, Bent
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