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Liverpool v Fulham - Preview and possible lineups

Pin Mo Salah celebrates scoring the opening goal in Liverpool's 4-1 win over Cardiff at Anfield. AFP
Mo Salah celebrates scoring the opening goal in Liverpool's 4-1 win over Cardiff at Anfield. AFP

Liverpool v Fulham - Preview and possible lineups

Elliot Turnbull by Elliot Turnbull @rfutbol - 0 2,361

We take a look ahead to Sunday's Premier League clash between Liverpool and Fulham from Anfield.

TEAM NEWS

Liverpool: Roberto Firmino is likely to return to Liverpool's starting line-up after beginning on the bench against Red Star Belgrade in midweek.

Fit-again midfielders Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita will also hope for recalls, while Xherdan Shaqiri,  who did not travel for Liverpool's Champions League clash in Serbia, comes back into contention.

Joe Gomez is available despite reports he is nursing an Achilles problem.

Fulham: The visitors are expected to be without Kevin McDonald and Joe Bryan as both players are nursing hamstring problems.

Striker Aleksandar Mitrovic is a booking away from a one-game ban, however is expected to lead Fulham's line. 

WHO IS SAYING WHAT?

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: "The season so far-wise, points-wise in the Premier League, has been really successful.

"But it doesn't really feel like that because there are two reasons in comparison with last year: free-flowing football in a few games and Man City and maybe Chelsea and a few others play a very good season as well.

"It feels a bit like this season can only be a success if we become champions."

Fulham boss Slavisa Jokanovic: "In the last game we chose a really ugly way to lose. You must fight until the last moment, you must give extra effort. We didn't show the effort and we must now wake up.

"My mentality is always the same. I want to find brave people around me. We must move out of our comfort zone, push harder and be more competitive.

"After a tough two-and-a-half years in the Championship, we cannot give up now. We must show ambition and pride."

FORM: 

Did you know?

Fulham's only Merseyside win in 54 away league games against Liverpool and Everton was 1-0 at Anfield in May 2012 (D11, L42).

Under Jurgen Klopp, the Reds have won all eight of their Premier League home games against newly-promoted sides, scoring 25 goals and conceding just three.

Fulham could equal their club record of six consecutive Premier League defeats, set in 2001-02 and 2012-13. Both of those streaks included a loss against Liverpool.

Prediction: 2-0 

Possible lineups: 

Liverpool: (4-2-3-1) Alison; Gomez, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keita, Wijnaldum; Shaqiri, Firmino, Mane; Salah. 

Fulham: (4-2-3-1) Sergio Rico; Christie, Le Marchand, Mawson, Sessegnon; Anguissa, Seri; Vietto, Cairney, Schurrle; Mitrovic"

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