Liverpool v Fulham – Kop Still Buzzing After Suarez Hatrick At Carrow Road
Kick Off: Tuesday 1st May
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Liverpool welcome Fulham to Anfield this evening and will be hoping to carry their momentum from the weekend into tonight’s clash. The Reds disposed of Norwich at Carrow Road in style; comfortably taking the points with a 3-0 win and a superb hatrick scored by Luis Suarez.
Fulham had a weekend to forget, never looking dangerous in their 4-0 thumping just over the road at Goodison Park against Everton. The Cottagers must forget that performance quickly if they plan to get anything out of this game.
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Martin Jol’s Fulham had impressed up until Saturday’s heavy defeat, taking 10 points from their previous 4 games, including a 3-0 win at the Reebok over Bolton and a 2-1 win at Craven Cottage over in-form Wigan.
A win at Anfield tonight would see Fulham join Liverpool on 49 points, with just goal difference separating the two, but you have to suspect that Liverpool will be the more confident team after last weekends results.
The Cottagers have once again disappointed on their travels this season; collecting just 3 wins on the road, and walking away empty handed on 9 occasions.
Amazing as it may sound, Liverpool have actually collected more points away from home than at Anfield this term, even allowing for the fact that they too have lost 9 games on their travels.
Nine home draws has been Liverpool’s downfall this season, but you have to fancy that they can overcome Fulham this evening. Fulham have never won at Anfield, although they have picked up 4 goalless draws since 2001.
A win for Liverpool could see them overtake Everton into 7th spot if The Toffees falter at The Brittania against Stoke City tonight, although it’s very tough to make a call on that match.
Andy Carroll should be available for selection after a groin twinge which saw him miss the win at Carrow Road, but Fulham may be missing both Andrew Johnson and Stephen Kelly after picking up knocks at the weekend.
Liverpool are of course preparing for the weekends FA Cup Final against Chelsea, but nothing would be more ideal than another win to boost confidence before Wembley on Saturday.