Fulham vs Liverpool preview: team news, lineups, TV, kick-off time, referee & VAR

Here’s our Fulham vs Liverpool preview ahead of the crunch Premier League clash at Craven Cottage this weekend.

Liverpool desperately need to get back to winning ways in the Premier League if they're to continue any sort of title charge. The defeat at home to Crystal Palace was a massive blow, even if Arsenal's defeat later in the day tempered it somewhat.

But keeping up with Manchester City? Liverpool can't afford to drop points twice in a row - they can barely afford to do it once.

The Reds can get back to winning ways in the league here, though. Beat Fulham and things will feel a little rosy, particularly as City are in FA Cup action. Win and Liverpool could well be back at the top of the Premier League.

Here's everything you need to know about the fixture in our Fulham vs Liverpool preview.


DATE, KICK-OFF, STADIUM, REFEREE & VAR

  • Date: Sunday, 21 April 2024
  • Kick-off time: 16:30 GMT / 11:30 ET / 08:30 PT
  • Stadium: Craven Cottage
  • Referee: Craig Pawson
  • VAR: Richard West

LIVERPOOL VS FULHAM HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

Following Liverpool's clash with Fulham earlier this season, the two sides have now faced one another on 76 occasions. Unsurprisingly, the Reds boast the better record in this fixture.

Liverpool have won 44 of the clashes, losing on just 13 occasions. Of those defeats, only two have come at Anfield.

The Reds' 4-3 victory over Fulham earlier this season was one of the more dramatic encounters between the clubs. Liverpool were a goal down until the 87th-minute, but quickfire strikes from Wataru Endo and Trent Alexander-Arnold earned them all three points.

Rodrigo Muniz Fulham

Rodrigo Muniz Fulham

Liverpool are now unbeaten in five games against Fulham, too, having won three and drawn two. This will also be the fourth time they've faced the Cottagers this season, thanks to a two-legged Carabao Cup semi-final.

HOW TO WATCH Fulham VS LIVERPOOL ON TV AND LIVE STREAM

Fulham vs Liverpool is on TV this Sunday and will be broadcast on Sky Sports in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

In Canada, the match is available on fuboTV as usual, while those in the United States can watch on various platforms such as NBC and Telemundo.

Optus Sport is the provider in Australia, with Star+ showing the game across the entirety of South America.

There are a huge array of broadcasters across Europe for this one, with Viaplay and DAZNamong the most prominent.

beIN Sports show the action in North Africa and the majority of Asia, while SuperSport is the main provider in the rest of Africa.

Liverpool team news

Liverpool are gradually getting their squad back together, with Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota all returning in the last 10 days.

Conor Bradley is a notable injury - he went off against Crystal Palace last weekend and will be out until at least the start of May. Other team news, though, depends entirely on the trip to Atalanta on Thursday and whether the Reds can come through it unscathed.

Fulham team news

Fulham appear to have a completely full squad to choose from - which seems a little ridiculous but unless we're missing something, they're fully fit.

Armando Broja had a slight knock last week but was able to play stoppage-time minutes against West Ham United. He will be ready for more against Liverpool.

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Fulham

This will depend on the Atalanta result, of course, as well as the team Jurgen Klopp puts out in Bergamo. But with the Premier League title race requiring Liverpool at their best, we imagine it'll be a full-strength XI.

Alisson Becker is back and will certainly be in goal, while Trent Alexander-Arnold should be ready to start at right-back. Ibrahima Konaté and Virgil van Dijk feel like near-certainties at the back. Andy Robertson could drop out, though, as he's played a lot of late. Kostas Tsimikas is our pick at left-back.

Alisson Becker Liverpool

Premier League Liverpool v Manchester United, ManU Alisson Becker of Liverpool reacts during the Premier League match Liverpool vs Manchester United at Anfield, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 17th December 2023 Photo by Mark Cosgrove/News Images Liverpool Anfield Merseyside United Kingdom Copyright: xMarkxCosgrove/NewsxImagesx

Wataru Endo, Alexis Mac Allister and Curtis Jones is our guess for the midfield. Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz is the prediction up top.

(4-3-3): Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Endo, Mac Allister, Jones; Salah, Diaz, Nunez

Fulham vs Liverpool prediction

Liverpool have simply got to click in ways they didn't in their last two Premier League fixtures. In other words, the shots have to actually go in this time.

We think they will, if only because thinking otherwise is really depressing. So we'll back the law of averages and say the Reds will massively outperform their xG here.

Fulham 1-4 Liverpool

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