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Liverpool - Fulham
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Inspirational defending from Andersen at the death seals a famous win for Fulham at Anfield and subjects Liverpool to their SIXTH consecutive home defeat.
The Reds cannot buy a goal these days.
Fulham have all three points and deserve each of them for a brilliant performance at the back and up top. Can they survive? If they play likes this for the rest of the season they've a great chance.
Andersen with an unbelievable block at the death!
Robertson is in down the left and squares for Mane but Andersen is there to clear it. Brilliant defending.
Keita is booked among the chaos.
Everyone behind the ball for Fulham. And I do mean everyone.
Corner to Liverpool now. It's taken quickly but Lemina is down injured in the box and there's a short pause in play.
FOUR MINUTES ADDED ON
There's just something missing from Liverpool here because in all honesty they don't look like a side desperately chasing a goal.
They've all the possession but no urgency and no real desire.
If Fulham hold on here it'll be a deserved and by no means a lucky win.
Right, three minutes left.
Can Liverpool find something, anything, to steal a point from this one?
Yet another offside for Mane and Klopp looks furious on the sidelines as he urges his forwards to keep focus.
- OffIvan CavaleiroFulham
- OnAleksandar MitrovicFulham
Another sub for Fulham as Mitrovic comes on for Cavaleiro. A big man for some big defending in this final five minutes.
More possession from Liverpool but they're create little to nothing.
Mane gets a header on the ball but knocks it into a ground - a chance you feel he might have converted 12 months ago.
Fulham make another change now with the brilliant Lookman coming off for Robinson.
Tosin does brilliantly to head at a Trent corner with plenty of red shirts around him.
Keita then tries to volley in from 35 yards - Scholes-esque - but whacks it into the stands.
- OffJames MilnerLiverpool
Fulham playing with fire a little here...
So many white shirts behind the ball and they're inviting all the pressure on.
Now, Alexander-Arnold is on for Neco Williams. AND. James Milner makes way for Fabinho.
Liverpool fully knocking on the proverbial door now.
Williams picks out Shaqiri on the edge of the box and the Swiss just bends one over the bar.
Late drama inbound?
20 minutes left of normal time and Liverpool are yet to create a real opening aside from that Jota volley.
The loopiest of headers from Mane strikes the bar following Keita's fine cross.
- OffJosh MajaFulham
- OnRuben Loftus-CheekFulham
Yet another corner for Liverpool...
And it's a bit hairy for Fulham as the ball pinballs around the box.
Loftus-Cheek is on for Fulham and Maja makes way. A defensive change of ever I saw one. He's not won against Liverpool in six previous attempts. Bogeyman?
Fulham sitting back and protecting their lead in this half with a little less attacking intent than they showed in the first.
So far so good, and they still look dangerous on the counter but 25 minutes of Liverpool pressure will surely create chances.
- OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpool
- OnSadio ManéLiverpool
Mane is on for Wijnaldum.
It's business time.
Milner loses out to Cavaleiro who is on his own on the counter-attack but does ever so well to get a shot away with three red shirts on his case.
Milner's blushes are spared.
Four clean sheets in their last six for Fulham, and one day today will put them level on points with Brighton and on the brink of safety.
An away win at Anfield today would be a huge result for them even if everybody is doing it these days.
As Liverpool press, Fulham still have the counter-attack...
Nat Phillips fails to deal with a through ball into Lookman who wins a corner. But Lookman pretty much pings the ball straight at the side-netting - it never even entered the pitch. Weird.
You just know your club is in trouble when people start flying banners over it.
Anyway, back on the pitch.
Liverpool have actually started this half much better and look much sharper. Areola has been called into action now a couple of times but the score is still 1-0.
UNITY IS STRENGTH LET'S GO REDS YNWA
That's what a banner reads flying over Anfield. I did wonder when we'd see the banners flying over. Was only a matter of time.
That's more like it!
Areola pulls off a brilliant save as Jota volleys goalwards from 12 yards. The 'keeper dives to punch the ball up and out. What an equaliser that would have been.
Goalscorer Lemina picks up a booking after tugging Jota's shirt.
We're back underway!
Let's be clear. This is bleak from Liverpool. Truly bleak.
Can they make it better in the next 45.
FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
- End of 1st Half
Fulham have their lead and Liverpool are currently on course for yet another home defeat.
And the Cottagers deserve it, they've been well up for this from the get go and that goal could be huge in their race for survival.
Super Mario Lemina just catches Salah in possession and strikes home to give Klopp the harder team talk at the interval.
- GoalMario LeminaFulham
GOAL! LIVERPOOL 0 FULHAM 1 (Lemina, 45)
Wow! Yet another setback for Liverpool.
Salah is dispossessed on the edge of the box by Lemina who just whacks it into the corner across Alisson. Simple and well deserved. Salah had to do better there though.
Parker is buzzing on the sidelines!
Fulham so dangerous.
Cavaleiro now down the left pings the ball across the box to Tete.
His cross is blocked but there are so many bodies in the box for Fulham and Scott Parker is rightfully frustrated on the sidelines that his side have not made it count yet.
- Yellow cardDiogo JotaLiverpool
There's just not much cohesion in this Liverpool side today and that's fair enough because this XI have never played together before.
Fulham, however, look like a side with a very clear way of doing things - pass to Lookman/Maja as soon as possible.
Jota experiences immediate karma now as he is booked up the other end. No doubt about this one.
- Yellow cardKenny TeteFulham
Tete picks up the first booking of the match as he snatches at Jota's legs with the Portuguese on the run.
He's a little unlucky as he actually gets the ball.
Shaqiri whips it onto the roof of the net from 30 yards. Great effort from so far out.
Huge chance for Fulham!
Lookman is free down the left in plenty of space. He delays and delays before cutting inside for the effort but Williams just about gets a touch on the block and the effort spins over.
Salah is doing plenty of running but so far it's just pot shots from the superstar.
Maja has to change shorts on the sidelines because his have been torn all up the side.
Always good to have spares.
Tete swings in a cross for Maja who gets the ball down before forcing a sharp close-range save from Alisson who smothers the striker's effort.
Maja with a few sightings already and Cavaleiro gets another effort away moments after.
You can feel the tension in Anfield because this is Liverpool under pressure again at home.
Liverpool's defence just calm things down with some neat passes around the back and Fulham respond in kind as soon as they get the chance.
Neither side have created any clear openings yet but Fulham know that if they press this inexperienced Liverpool backline then they will have success.
Up the other end, Liverpool want that moment of magic from Salah.
Again, Lookman tries to pick Maja out but the ball is just behind him and Phillips clears.
Fulham on top now.
Lookman with plenty of flair down the left puts a neat ball into the middle that Alisson flails at. More nerves at the back from Liverpool.
Then, moments later, Lookman picks at Maja who goes for an audacious, first touch effort that loops over the bar.
Lookman looking very sharp.
Jota almost gets between Tete and Andersen as Liverpool start to probe the holes in that Fulham defence.
But then Scott Parker's men get straight up the other end and really have their heads up whenever there's the chance for a counter-attack. Plenty of intent from the underdogs.
But it is Salah who makes the chance for Liverpool, surging away from the Fulham backline.
His first touch is great but Areola makes the angle tight and the Egyptian can't quite get the shot away and the ball is cleared.
Salah just looking a little isolated up top for Liverpool without two of his favourite front three on the field.
Fulham keeping shape well and forcing the Reds back - the Cottagers are doing plenty of running and it's working a treat so far.
Lookman gets away down the left for Fulham and cuts inside Phillips before lashing at the side-netting.
Best chance of the match.
Liverpool were top at Christmas day...blimey it's been a long year.
Keita gives away a foul in midfield now, some good screaming from the man who went down too. I'll miss hearing all the action when crowds return.
Jota straight back into action with a few touches six yards from goal.
Frantic start to this one...not much happening midfield but plenty going on at either end.
Great start by Fulham who look full of belief that they can get something here...
Salah makes a nuisance of himself through the middle early on! He goes down with a hint of penalty-hunting but play goes on...
Up the other end Maja connects poorly with a volley that could've had Liverpool in all sorts of bother!
Nervy moments at the back early on.
From 68 without defeat at Anfield to five straight losses...Liverpool need a win at home.
Fulham are unbeaten on the road in seven, their best ever run in the top flight.
Something has to give...
Or they could draw.
For what it's worth, I'm thinking Liverpool 2-0 Fulham, not a goal less.
FIVE MINUTE WARNING
Of all the times to play Liverpool, this is surely Fulham's best chance...
Summer signing Thiago Alcantara has been dropped to the bench for this one...Milner is in!
What do we think Liverpool fans? Thiago looked an absolute steal as on of the best midfielders in an all-conquering Bayern Munich team last year, but has failed to show England his best so far this season.
Plenty of yellow cards though, if that's what you're into.
TOP FOUR IN DOUBT?
Could it really happen that Liverpool miss out on the Champions League spaces, just one year after winning the title?
It seemed unthinkable before they suffered a series of injuries that would threaten any club in the world.
For all the doom and gloom, a win today would take them fifth ahead of Merseyside rivals Everton, but they've played a couple games more than the Toffees too.
Simply put, they need three points.
RETURN OF THE JOTA
One for the Star Wars fans.
But, its mainly Liverpool fans who will be thrilled to see Diogo Jota back in the starting line-up after four months on the sidelines.
The Reds have declined pretty much since then so is this the moment they bounce back with the Portuguese back in the team?
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LIVERPOOL VS FULHAM
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'How are the mighty fallen' - originally found in the bible, this phrase could now be used to describe Liverpool's Premier League title defence. I'm not being dramatic...
Liverpool have lost five consecutive games at home for the first time in their history. Can they stop the rot against Fulham today?
Fulham, meanwhile, are three points from safety and toying with relegation. In the interested of impartiality, they've also suffered a fall from grace if we go back 15 years to when they were in the UEFA Cup final.
In any case, both sides have plenty to play for and 90 minutes to play it in, so stay with us for all the build-up, HYPE and highlights ahead of kick-off at 2pm.