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Liverpool vs Fulham betting tips: Premier League preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Liverpool vs Fulham match preview

Will Liverpool’s late season surge continue?

On Sunday, the Reds were involved in a simply bonkers games, racing into a 3-0 lead against Tottenham, with Curtis Jones, Luis Díaz and Mohamed Salah all on target in the first 15 minutes.

However, Jürgen Klopp’s team had seemingly blown this lead, with Spurs dramatically equalising in the 93rd minute; unbelievable scenes.

Nevertheless, just 99 seconds later, and straight from kick off, a defensive calamity presented Diogo Jota with an opportunity, and he slotted home a last-gasp winner.

This crazy 4-3 win makes it four victories on the spin for Liverpool, following wins over Leeds, Nottingham Forest and West Ham.

As a result, the Reds have climbed up to fifth, looking to put some pressure on Manchester United by cutting that gap to just four points.

Marco Silva’s men make this trip to Merseyside following back-to-back defeats, beaten 1-0 at Villa Park before Sunday’s narrow 2-1 reverse at the hands of Manchester City.

So, despite winning only two of their last nine, the Cottagers remain tenth, on course for their highest finish in over a decade.

More importantly, they’re also set to finish above West London rivals Chelsea for the first time since 1982/83, with both in the second division back then.

Fulham have only ever won two of 35 trips to Anfield, these victories coming in 2012 and when they last visited in 2021, both ending 1-0.

Given that the Reds have lost just one of their last 82 Premier League home games played with supporters in attendance, a repeat Fulham victory seems likely.

Liverpool team news

Jürgen Klopp has a generally settled defence and midfield right now, with fit again Ibrahima Konaté returning in place of Joël Matip on Sunday.

Meanwhile, Curtis Jones is set to start a seventh game in a row, potentially with Harvey Elliott alongside.

He was chosen over Jordan Henderson against Tottenham, while Thiago and Stefan Bajčetić will both mis the rest of the season injured.

Attack is where Klopp has decisions to make, with Luis Díaz starting for the first time since early-October at the weekend, marking his return with a goal.

Diogo Jota could return in place of the Colombian, alongside Cody Gakpo and Mohammed Salah, with Darwin Núñez set to miss out once again.

Fabinho would miss Liverpool’s next two fixtures, Brentford (H) and Leicester (A), if booked.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, van Dijk, Konaté, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Jones; Salah, Gakpo, Jota.

Fulham team news

Fulham suffered two key injuries on Sunday, with Tim Ream breaking his arm while Andreas Pereira sustained a broken ankle.

So, Issa Diop will partner Tosin Adarabioyo at centre-back, while Tom Cairney is the most obvious deputy in midfield.

Cairney has made 28 Premier League appearances this season, with 27 of these coming as a substitute, his sole start coming in a 4-1 defeat in which he was hooked at half time.

Willian missed the defeat to Manchester City with a calf injury, but is hopeful of returning either here or in time for Monday’s clash with Leicester.

Defensive midfielder João Palhinha was shown his 12th booking of the campaign at Villa Park a week ago.

The single-season Premier League record is 14, jointly held by six players: Étienne Capoue (18/19), José Holebas (16/17) and Lee Cattermole (14/15), Cheick Tioté (10/11), Robbie Savage (01/02) and Mark Hughes (98/99).

Predicted XI: (4-2-3-1): Leno; Tete, Adarabioyo, Diop, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed, Wilson, Cairney, Decordova-Reid; Vinícius.

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