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Fulham vs Liverpool – Premier League: Live score, team news and updates as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to bounce back from shock defeat to Crystal Palace with Mohamed Salah on the bench

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Here are the players…

Both groups of players now exit the Craven Cottage tunnel. Kickoff is just moments away.

No nerves on Klopp

There is a reason why Liverpool fans are nervous today given that a defeat could put them out of reach in the title race.

However, Reds boss Jurgen Klopp is all smiles ahead of the match and looks confident before things get underway shortly.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, reacts as his team warms up before the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on April 21, 2024 in London, England.  (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

Fulham’s recent home form

Today’s hosts suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Newcastle last time out at Craven Cottage, but can boast solid wins against Tottenham, Aston Villa and Brighton before that.

Marco Silva’s side are fierce opposition at home and you sense Liverpool will need to find form among their sometimes helpless attacking trio to take three points with them today.

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Scores elsewhere

There are a few games elsewhere in the Premier League today. Everton beat Nottingham Forest 2-0 in a huge bottom-of-the-table game.

Elsewhere, Liverpool’s winners last time out, Crystal Palace, lead 4-1 at half-time against West Ham.

While Aston Villa drew 1-1 with Bournemouth also at half-time.

Meanwhile, Nottingham Forest have released an extraordinary statement regarding VAR which you can read in the article below.

Pre-match statistics

Fulham have won just one of their last 11 league meetings with Liverpool – a 1-0 win at Anfield in 2021.

Liverpool, however, have not kept a clean sheet at Craven Cottage since 2009 and if they lose today it will be their first consecutive defeat in the top flight since Bournemouth and Man City in April 2023.

Klopp explains Salah omission

We play three games in six days. I hate to think about the next game that awaits us, but in our situation we cannot ignore this fact, so we are making changes to have new legs and use the team.

“It’s the best situation we’ve had all year team-wise, that’s why we’re doing it. We need them all to start or arrive.

We have to be 100 percent for 95 or 98 minutes. I spoke to Mo and everything is fine.

Liverpool's Egyptian striker #11 Mohamed Salah arrives before the English Premier League football match between Fulham and Liverpool at Craven Cottage in London on April 21, 2024. (Photo by Benjamin CREMEL / AFP) (Photo by BENJAMIN CREMEL /AFP via Getty Images)

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Liverpool can therefore reach first place with Arsenal if they can take three points today.

Easier said than done, as their recent draw against Manchester United and defeat against Crystal Palace suggests.

A defeat today, knowing how consistent Manchester City and Arsenal can be, would likely end their title quest.

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 21: Jurgen Klopp, manager of Liverpool, arrives at the stadium before the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on April 21, 2024 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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TEAM NEWS: Liverpool

Well, take a look at this bench. Probably the team you might have expected if Liverpool decided to rest their players for their Europa League clash against Atalanta on Thursday.

Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboslai and Ibrahima Konate are all on the bench.

Diogo Jota starts in front of the Reds with Cody Gakpo and Harvey Elliott.

Some big calls from Klopp, perhaps with the Merseyside Derby in mind this week.

TEAM NEWS: Fulham

Decent team provided by the hosts. One notable absence is Willian, and manager Marco Silva confirmed it was nothing too serious but he did have a groin injury.

Good afternoon!

And welcome to Mail Sport’s live coverage of Liverpool’s trip to Fulham.

Liverpool desperately need a win this afternoon to turn the tide after a difficult few weeks.

And there’s some pretty interesting team news coming from Craven Cottage.

We’ll be with you for all the preparation and updates from kick-off at 4:30 p.m.

Starting with the news from the host team…

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