Preview: Fulham vs Liverpool

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Fulham and Liverpool will go head to head in their first Premier League game in London.

Liverpool will kick start their new Premier League season with a newly promoted side Fulham in the early kick off game.

Fulham will host last season second best team in the Premier League as they seek to get their season underway.

It will be very difficult to evaluate Fulham in the context of top tier football but they were the best team in Championship last season.

Meanwhile, the 2021-22 Championship winners added Shane Duffy to their ranks on Friday after completing a season-long loan from Brighton & Hove Albion.

The defender joins Bernd Leno, Andreas Pereira, Kevin Mbabu, Joao Palhinha and Manor Solomon as summer arrivals.

On the other hand, Liverpool pushed harder in the Premier League last season keeping Manchester City on their toe.

The Reds started their campaign in the community shield, defeating the Premier League Champions 3-1.

The Reds have also strengthened their team with former Benfica striker Darwin Nunez following the departure of Sadio Mane to Bayern Munich.

Team news:

Fulham will be without Harry Wilson as he is set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a knee injury, while Nathaniel Chalobah is also absent.

It has been confirmed by Jurgen Klopp that Liverpool’s first choice goal keeper Becker Alisson will be in goal against Fulham, While Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, Kostas Tsimikas, Diogo Jota, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Caoimhin Kelleher remain sidelined through injury.

Managers words.

Fulham boss Marco Silva believe it is a best way to start their campaign I the Premier League, he added that they respect Liverpool but that they need to trust themselves to get a perfect result against the Reds.

Jurgen Klopp also stated that the game will be a tough one against the London side with what they have done in the Championship last season.

Head to head (h2h)

Fulham wins: 13, Draws: 17, Liverpool wins: 41

Prediction

Fulham 1-3 Liverpool

 

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