Liverpool vs Fulham: Cottagers EXPECT to be hammered

Rafa Benitez wants the January transfer window to open early

Rafa Benitez wants the January transfer window to open early

Liverpool FC have only managed to win three of their last nine games in all competitions, although the Reds remain unbeaten in the Premier League despite their patchy form.

The manager, 50, remains under intense pressure after their worst result of a disappointing start to 2018/19 came in Monday's 1-0 defeat by Huddersfield, since when club coach Scott Parker has been linked with his position. "A few people think I am, but not that much if I would talk about goal difference before that game". These points have not been given to us on a silver plate or gift-wrapped. If I was a doctor I would say we are in really good health.

"We must accept this situation and go outside our comfort zone, because this didn't bring us a good result".

"You can not compare. We have to do it by ourselves".

'We are right now not showing this quality or effort, we must wake up and when we lose the game we must know how we lost it; we can not sell our skin so cheap.

Midfielders Jordan Henderson and Naby Keita are both in line for a return to action following their respective hamstring injuries. No, Fulham is on Sunday and we have to win that game, close that game, then go onto the next one.

"My people will be available for the fight and make our supporters proud".

"It won't be the first time or the last time in his life that everything isn't 100 per cent but he's still an outstanding player and really important to us".

Liverpool have more than enough firepower to blow away Fulham, and that's exactly what despondent fans are anxious about. Fulham have conceded more goals than any other team this season, 16 in their past five matches alone, and have failed to keep a clean sheet in 24 Premier League away fixtures.

Liverpool's goal difference is now 12 worse than City's, but Klopp said he was not focusing on that ahead of the game against a Fulham team with the Premier League's worst defensive record. Indeed he has contributed just one goal less this season as of now than he had at this time last season.

His struggling team visit Anfield where they must resist perhaps the Premier League's most potent attack if they are to avoid a seventh successive defeat.

For Liverpool in the Premier League, Mohamed Salah is averaging a goal or assist every 66 minutes against newly promoted teams (4 goals, 5 assists in 592 minutes).

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