Liverpool vs Fulham – Premier League preview and team news

Struggling Fulham travel to Anfield on Saturday for another tough game, with manager Martin Jol under increasing pressure to improve results.

Liverpool will also be looking to return to winning ways after they suffered defeat to league leaders Arsenal last time out, a result which leaves them five points behind the Gunners. The Reds struggled to create many clear chances at the Emirates Stadium despite making a bright start to the game, and manager Brendan Rodgers was forced to concede that they were beaten by the better team.

The visitors are desperately in need of points having lost six of their 10 Premier League games this season, form which sees them just two points above the relegation zone, and the supporters’ patience has begun to run out, with the defeat to Manchester United the latest in a succession of poor performances. The Cottagers were better in the second half, but by that time the champions were already 3-0 ahead.

After coming on at half-time at Arsenal, Philippe Coutinho is in line to return to the starting line-up for the first time since September 16. Jose Enrique could again miss out, although Liverpool do hope to have Glen Johnson back, after the right-back suffered from a localised infection.

Fulham will be without Sascha Riether, who serves the first game of a three-match ban for stamping on Man Utd’s Adnan Januzaj, although Brede Hangeland should return from a sciatic nerve problem.

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