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Fulham v Liverpool

15th March 2019, 19:14 by Warren Ashurst

Liverpool will go back to the top of the Premier League table if they can beat Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon.

The hosts are now 13 points from safety having lost their last six matches, although they have shown signs of improvement in their last two games under caretaker manager Scott Parker.

Three of Fulham's last four home games have come against top-six teams, losing to Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea at the Cottage, while the Cottagers have lost five consecutive league games against Liverpool.

Parker has been boosted by the return to training of Andre Schurrle this week, with the German international having been sidelined since early February because of a virus.

Defender Alfie Mawson continues to make good progress from knee surgery and although Sunday's game will come too soon, the former Swansea man hopes to be back before the end of the season.

As for the visitors, they will be without captain Jordan Henderson, who suffered an ankle injury in the midweek win over Bayern Munich. The midfielder was forced off in the first half of the Champions League clash and Liverpool are still waiting to hear the full extent of the problem.

Jurgen Klopp will also hand a late fitness test to Naby Keita who missed the trip to Germany. If Keita isn't fit, then Adam Lallana could be handed another start after impressing in last Sunday's win over Burnley.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Warren Ashurst is senior member of the team and has been working as a journalist for over 20 years. A massive football fan, he also has a depth of knowledge on golf, tennis, cricket and rugby.

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