Jurgen Klopp simply spoke on Sky Sports activities.
On the injured Diogo Jota:
“Yeah, it’s worse than we first thought and higher than we then [later] thought. No surgical procedure wanted, however he shall be out for some time. We don’t know precisely however one and a half, two months.”
On Fulham being a high quality facet (and Scott Parker’s seems):
“I’m not the one one who noticed that. They’re actually good. Good wanting soccer staff just like the managr […] every part is good, the shirts, every part other than their outcomes thus far. However the way in which that they play, actually, it’s spectacular.”
Over in South London, Tottenham draw 1-1 at Crystal Palace after an excellent goalkeeping efficiency within the dying minutes from Crystal Palace’s Vicente Guaita.
Liverpool will go prime with a win over Fulham as we speak.
Liverpool and Fulham final confronted one another 21 months in the past when Liverpool beat Fulham 1-2 at Craven Cottage. It looks like a decade has handed.
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Listed here are Scott Parker’s pre-match feedback on Fulham’s match-up with Liverpool
“We’re at all times assured. We’re the place we’re within the desk. However we’re assured going into each recreation. There’s no denying we’re taking part in among the best groups in Europe during the last 18 months. However like final week, we’ll go into the sport making an attempt to trigger them issues.”
“It’ll have an enormous impression to be truthful, it has been such a very long time since stadiums have been empty. For giant components of our careers gamers and managers play with followers. That’s what our recreation is about actually, the fervour our followers convey.
“We had a protracted and onerous season final yr and a vital level of that after we was getting promoted and went to Wembley our followers weren’t there to take pleasure in it. We’re wanting ahead to it and hopefully they’re as properly.”
After solely returning to coaching on Friday, Alisson is straight again into the primary staff whereas Oxlade-Chamberlain predictably begins on the bench. In any other case, an unsurprising lineup from Jürgen Klopp with Trent Alexander-Arnold making his first league begin since Liverpool confronted Manchester Metropolis on November eighth.
Just one change for Fulham from final week’s loss to Manchester Metropolis with Mario Lemina changing Harrison Reed in centre midfield.
Fulham (3-4-1-2): Areola, Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo, Cordova-Reid, Anguissa, Lemina, Robinson, Loftus-Cheek, Lookman, Cavaleiro
Subs: Kebano, Cairney, Rodak, Ream, Reed, Bryan, Kamara
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Subs: Oxlade-Chamberlain, Minamino, Origi, Phillips, Kelleher, Cain, Williams
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Fulham had no followers to have fun with as they conquered Wembley, successful promotion again to the Premier League a number of months in the past, and the assist would have actually helped as they first navigated an especially troublesome first season again within the prime flight. Lastly, 2000 supporters will return to Craven Cottage as we speak to see their staff in opposition to the defending champions Liverpool.
There’s ample purpose to be hopeful after Fulham’s glorious win in opposition to Leicester Metropolis on the finish of November lifted them out of the underside three, however what a tricky pair of video games to observe as they try and construct some momentum and enhance on their present precarious spot at seventeenth within the desk. Manchester Metropolis have been far too good final week with a 2-0 win that might have been much more emphatic and on the proof of Liverpool’s 4-0 win in opposition to Wolves final Sunday, this shall be extremely robust as soon as extra.
Regardless of their damage checklist and Jürgen Klopp’s quite a few disgruntled feedback on scheduling and VAR over the previous month, on the pitch Liverpool’s kind is constructing and clearly intend to proceed placing most strain on Tottenham on the prime of the league. They’ll try to take action as we speak with the very great addition of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Alisson returning to the squad after accidents.
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