Fulham vs Liverpool: team news, kick-off, referee & TV

Liverpool can book their ticket to Wembley on Wednesday evening when they travel to Fulham in their Carabao Cup semi-final second leg. 

The Reds beat Marco Silva's side 2-1 in the first leg at Anfield, Curtis Jones' deflected effort and Cody Gakpo's tidy finish cancelling out Willian's opener.

However, Jurgen Klopp's side won't have the luxury of the Anfield crowd this time round, travelling to London in the knowledge that they simply need to avoid defeat to progress to the final.

Liverpool did warm up for the trip to Fulham with an emphatic win over Bournemouth on Sunday, beating the Cherries 4-0 thanks to second-half braces from Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota.

Here is everything you need to know about Fulham vs Liverpool in the Carabao Cup.


DATE, KICK-OFF, STADIUM, REFEREE AND VAR

  • Date: Wednesday, 10 January 2024
  • Kick-off time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
  • Stadium: Craven Cottage
  • Referee: Simon Hooper
  • VAR: Not in use

FULHAM VS LIVERPOOL HEAD-TO-HEAD RECORD

Recent meetings between Fulham and Liverpool mean that the two sides have now faced one another 75 times since their first clash in 1912. Unsurprisingly, the Reds have been the more prosperous in this fixture.

Liverpool have lost just 13 times to Fulham in the past, winning an impressive 44 past meetings.

In fact, the Cottagers have lost nine of their past 12 encounters with Liverpool, last beating the Reds at Craven Cottage in 2011.

Klopp's men have won both meetings with Fulham this season, including the 2-1 victory in the first leg. The other clash also came at Anfield, with the Reds coming out on top in a bonkers 4-3 win in the Premier League.

WHERE TO WATCH FULHAM VS LIVERPOOL ON TV

Luckily for Liverpool supporters in the United Kingdom and Ireland, this game will be available to stream on Sky Sports.

In Canada, the match will be shown on DAZN, while ESPN will have the rights in the United States as well as much of South America.

There are a host of different broadcasters across Europe, with Viaplay one of the major channels streaming the action.

Of course, match highlights will be available after the full-time whistle on LFCTV, while you can keep up to date with the action on the Anfield Watch socials.

LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS

Midfielder Curtis Jones did come off with a slight knock against Bournemouth at the weekend, but his injury isn't expected to be too serious. However, it's unknown whether he will be fit for Fulham.

Klopp recently suggested that Trent Alexander-Arnold, Dominik Szoboszlai and even Andy Robertson could feature against Fulham, although it seems unlikely that they will be risked.

Mohamed Salah has also injured himself at the Africa Cup of Nations and is returning to Merseyside for his rehabilitation, while Wataru Endo is on international duty with Japan at the Asian Cup.

Thiago, Stefan Bajcetic, Joel Matip, Kostas Tsimikas and Ben Doak will miss out.

FULHAM TEAM NEWS

The Cottagers don't have too many fitness concerns ahead of Liverpool's visit, with Silva's only injured personnel being Adama Traore and youngster Matthew Dibley-Dias.

However, the former Everton manager does have three players away at AFCON, including Nigerian duo Calvin Bassey and Alex Iwobi.

Fode Ballo-Toure is also away with Senegal.

LIVERPOOL PREDICTED LINEUP

Ryan Gravenberch - Pro Shots

Liverpool may be forced into a few changes for Fulham given the quick turnaround and injuries to key players.

Caomhin Kelleher will return to the starting lineup in place of Alisson, while young Owen Beck may be handed a start if Joe Gomez is offered a rest.

Jones' slight injury concern means Ryan Gravenberch is likely to start alongside Alexis Mac Allister and Harvey Elliott. Nunez may also be handed a breather, which would enable Cody Gakpo a spot in the starting lineup.

(4-3-3): Kelleher; Bradley, Konate, Van Dijk, Beck; Elliott, Mac Allister, Gravenberch; Diaz, Gakpo, Jota

FULHAM VS LIVERPOOL SCORE PREDICTION

Given that Liverpool only need to avoid defeat to progress to the Carabao Cup final, Klopp's men have a strong chance of booking their ticket to Wembley.

However, Fulham have netted four goals in two games against the Reds this season and have the capacity to capitalise on any fatigue in the Liverpool ranks.

Progression can't be taken for granted, although Liverpool should have enough quality to silence a lively Craven Cottage on Wednesday.

Fulham 1-2 Liverpool

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