Fulham vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: 6 August 2022, Saturday
Kick-off at 12:30 UK / 13:30 CET
Venue: Craven Cottage (London).
Liverpool will play Fulham at Craven Cottage on Saturday in an effort to make a strong start to the 2022–23 Premier League campaign.
The 2022–23 Premier League season has finally here, and on Friday night, a peculiar campaign will begin with the match between Crystal Palace and Arsenal.
Fulham’s first game since returning to the top division will begin the events on Saturday when the Londoners host Liverpool at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.
After bouncing back and forth between the EFL Championship and the Premier League the past few seasons, Fulham will be anxious to shake the reputation of being a yo-yo team.
After dominating the rankings in the second tier, the Cottagers were promoted back to the top division.
After a strong preseason that saw them defeat OGC Nice and Estoril Praia, Marco Silva’s team will be ready to go in 2022/23.
However, Liverpool had a dismal preseason, losing to Manchester United 4-0 last month and Strasbourg 3-0 just a few days ago.
Red Bull Salzburg defeated the Reds 1-0 as well.
But the victory over Manchester City to win the FA Community Shield will inspire Jurgen Klopp and his team.
The most recent match between Liverpool and Fulham took place in March 2021, and Mario Lemina’s goal gave Fulham the victory.
The Hard Tackle examines the encounter in more detail before the most recent meeting between the two parties.
Fulham vs Liverpool Head to head :
- Interestingly, Fulham managed to stun the Reds when they last visited Anfield in March last year (a 0-1 victory).
- Liverpool are thus winless in the previous two clashes with the Cottagers, managing to score just one goal in the process.
- Three of the previous four head to head meetings between these two rivals saw fewer than three goals scored.
Fulham vs Liverpool Prediction :
In the 2022–23 Premier League season, Fulham shouldn’t be the underdogs based on the type of acquisitions they made this summer.
However, a performance in Gameweek 1 versus Liverpool can be problematic for Marco Silva’s goals for the forthcoming season.
The team that the Cottagers have can stymie Liverpool.
But the Reds should finally pull away and defeat Fulham 3-0 at Craven Cottage thanks to the introduction of Darwin Nunez and Mohamed Salah, who appeared to be in fantastic form.
Fulham 1-3 Liverpool.
Fulham vs Liverpool Team News :
Harry Wilson, an ex-Liverpool player, may be out for as long as two months with a knee injury, which is particularly terrible news for Fulham.
It will be necessary to assess Joe Bryan’s fractured hand, Nathaniel Chalobah’s unidentified injury, and loan signing Solomon, who was only officially registered as a Fulham player on Monday.
Leno, Mbabu, Palhinha, and Pereira could all make their competitive debuts for the Cottagers this week, with Mitrovic continuing to lead the line.
For Liverpool, preseason injuries have also been mounting, and Klopp will undoubtedly start the season without Diogo Jota, Caoimhin Kelleher, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
In his pre-game news conference, Klopp ruled out Curtis Jones, Kostas Tsimikas, and Ibrahima Konate. Meanwhile, Naby Keita’s illness has proven to be more challenging to treat than first anticipated.
Alisson Becker will be okay to take over in goal, according to Klopp, and a new shootout between Roberto Firmino and Darwin Nunez will decide who will start up front.
Fulham possible starting lineup:
Leno; Mbabu, Adarabioyo, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed; Reid, Pereira, Kebano; Mitrovic
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Diaz