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EFL Cup: Fulham vs Liverpool: Predicted lineup, injury news, head-to-head, telecast

Published at :January 22, 2024 at 4:30 PM
Modified at :January 22, 2024 at 4:30 PM
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Novojyoti Bhattacharjee


Liverpool are one step away from reaching the final

Marco Silva has a huge task to turn the tie around with a much needed break they got to prepare. He is eager to turn the deficit to make it to the finals for the first time in his career. After losing to Chelsea in their last match, the Cottagers have lost their last two matches and aren’t on a great run of form. In order for the Cottagers to beat the impressive Reds who haven’t lost in eight matches, they must perform at their very best. 

Currently leading the Premier League, Jurgen Klopp‘s Reds are just a foot away from reaching the finals and the FA Cup looming in the corner. Klopp has done an amazing job in bringing them back into the top. A 0-4 win over Bournemouth left them five points clear of second place Manchester City coming into this match. They have been unbeaten in their last eight matches.

Kick-Off:

Thursday, 25 January 2024 at 1:30 AM IST

Location: Craven Cottage

Form:

Fulham (in all competitions) : L-L-W-W-L

Liverpool (in all competitions) : W-W-W-W-W

Player to Watch

Willian (Fulham)

With his trickery and directness in the final third, as well as his eye for goal, the former Chelsea man has been a huge hit with fans. Having scored five goals already and one goal in the first leg of the tie, Willian will have a crucial role to play if they are to win the EFL Cup for the first time. 

Diogo Jota (Liverpool) 

Diego Jota has filled Salah’s void in an emphatic manner, scoring a brace against Bournemouth in the last match. With seven goals already to his name, he is the second leading scorer in the team and eager to mark his time in the EFL cup. His overall attacking play and willingness to defend make him an important player for the team. 

Match Facts

  • Fulham have lost the last two matches
  • Liverpool haven’t lost in the last eight matches
  • Liverpool have won the previous three matches against Fulham

Injury and Team News

A hamstring injury has forced Adama Traore out of the squad, while third choice goalkeeper Benda is doubtful. Fulham will be delighted to have Tim Ream back in the squad, with the skipper now fit. 

Despite securing impressive results, Jurgen Klopp is without several of his key players with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Szoboszlai, Robertson and Thiago injured. Joel Matil is out for the season after suffering a cruciate ligament injury, while Endo and Salah are with their respective nations. 

Head to Head 

Total Matches-16

Fulham- 3

Liverpool- 11

Draw- 2

Predicted lineup

Fulham Predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Leno; Tete, Adarabioyo,Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Cairney; Wilson, Pereira, Willian; Jimenez

Liverpool Predicted lineup (4-3-3):

Alisson; Bradley, Konate,Van Dijk, Gomez; Elliott, Mac Allister,Jones; Diaz,Jota, Nunez

Match Prediction for Fulham vs Liverpool

Having just hammered Bournemouth 0-4, the Reds are in excellent form going into this match. Jurgen Klopp’s squad is confident and has a foot in the final, which will give them a chance to win their first silverware this season. Cottagers, however, carry a threat with quality in attack that can change the tie at any moment, so they must be aware of that threat. 

Prediction: Fulham 1-2 Liverpool

Telecast for Fulham vs Liverpool

India – FanCode

UK – Sky Sports

US –  ESPN+

Nigeria – Supersport Africa

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