LIVE – Fulham vs Liverpool: Alisson starts on return as Jurgen Klopp’s men aim to move back to the top of the table with a win at Craven Cottage
- Liverpool will hope to move towards the top of the table with a win over Fulham
- The hosts sit in 17th and will target pulling off a shock result at Craven Cottage
- Jurgen Klopp’s men have struggled for wins away from home so far this season
- Latest Premier League news, live action and results can be found here
- Premier League table – as it stands
Liverpool will have the top of the Premier League table firmly in their sights when they travel to Fulham this afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have struggled for wins away from home this season, but are firmly in the hunt for the title and will be heavy favourites at Craven Cottage.
Fulham, meanwhile, remain outside of the relegation zone by a single point -although Scott Parker will take heart from his team’s improved performances in the win over Leicester and loss by Manchester City.
Sportsmail’s DANIEL DAVIS will provide live EPL coverage of Fulham vs Liverpool including score, lineups and build-up.
The draw at Selhurst Park confirms that Liverpool will be able to move to the top of the table with a win over Fulham this afternoon.
Jurgen Klopp’s team have been going through their pre-match preparations with just 20 minutes to go until kick-off in the capital.
The atmosphere is building nicely at Craven Cottage with just under half an hour before the action gets underway.
Today marks the return of Fulham supporters after lockdown was lifted. They will be hoping to watch their team pull off a massive shock.
Jurgen Klopp was spotted inspecting the pitch ahead of the warm-ups.
Crystal Palace have drawn level against Tottenham, in a game which has massive ramifications for Liverpool’s hopes of moving to the top of the league.
My colleague OLLIE LEWIS is covering that game for Sportsmail – and you can follow the final few minutes with him by clicking on the link below!
Scott Parker warned his new-look defence to expect their ‘toughest test of the year’ during this afternoon’s encounter with Liverpool.
The Fulham boss strengthened his backline with a number of new signings before the transfer deadline in October – and is expecting the champions to pose plenty of problems on the banks of the Thames.
It’s not all good news for Liverpool, however.
The Athletic’s James Pearce reports that Jurgen Klopp has confirmed Diogo Jota, who is absent today, faces between six to eight weeks out.
He picked up a knee injury in the Champions League clash at Midtjylland.
Liverpool have made two changes from their comfortable win over Wolves – and they will be very welcomed indeed.
Alisson returns between the sticks, with Caoimhin Kelleher dropping to the bench, and Trent Alexander-Arnold replaces Neco Williams.
Diogo Jota misses out altogether after picking up an injury in midweek.
Youngster Jake Cain, 19, is named among the substitutes.
Fulham have made just the one change from the team that lost 2-0 at Manchester City last week.
Mario Lemina has come in ahead of Harrison Reed, who is on the bench instead.
Hello, all – and welcome along to Sportsmail’s live coverage of Liverpool’s away clash with Fulham!
It’s another big game for both teams, of course.
Fulham are just a point above the drop zone, but will hope to pull off a shock result after delivering two improved performances over the last couple of weeks.
As for Liverpool, they can move back joint top of the league, or even clear of Tottenham depending on their result against Crystal Palace, with three points at Craven Cottage.
We’ll bring you the team news very shortly…
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