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Jol not so stressed about Liverpool

last updated Thursday 07th November 2013, 11:53 PM

Fulham manager Martin Jol
Fulham manager
Martin Jol
Martin Jol
Fulham manager Martin Jol who has revealed striker Hugo Rodallega will be out for six weeks with a leg muscle problem, goes into the Liverpool match under pressure and with Saturday's Craven Cottage boos still ringing in his ears.

Fulham lie 16th in the Premier League, two points above the relegation zone, and against Liverpool Jol comes up against his former captain at Ajax, Luis Suarez.

Jol said: "Suarez is one of the best in the world and he will prove that. He will score a lot of goals. He would have been top scorer last year if he had not been suspended (for biting Chelsea defender Branislav Ivanovic).

"(Daniel) Sturridge has also had a big impact since he went to Liverpool. They are very good going forward with these top players up front.

"Maybe you could stretch your imagination a bit and say they could be title contenders. They are strong and they will be going for a top four spot this year."

Jol, however, insists he feels no pressure, despite the disenchantment among the home fans which saw Fulham striker Bryan Ruiz booed off the pitch when he was substituted on Saturday.

Jol, who refused to comment on the club being linked with a move for PSV Eindhoven's Swedish striker Ola Toivonen, said: "I don't think you are under pressure against Liverpool or Manchester United. You are under pressure in your home games against teams who should lose points against us, for example Crystal Palace.

"We really felt some pressure (against them), not because of me but because of the result. We needed points and we managed to win that game. We played well.

"If they (the fans) are disappointed I can understand that. The only disappointing thing was with Ruiz. As long as we don't have the results they can (boo) me, but hopefully they will support the team. We are not in the best of situations, but we are not in the worst.

"We had a very difficult schedule. We have played most of the top teams in difficult away games. The only really inconsistent game was 1-1 against West Brom. We need a few surprise results and maybe we can start against Liverpool."

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