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Team News ~ Fulham welcome Liverpool ~ Prem MD12 20/21

last updated Saturday 12th December 2020, 9:17 AM

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Fulham vrs Liverpool

Premier League Match Day 12 at Craven Cottage

Sunday 13th December 2020 ~ KO: 16:30

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands)

Live on SkySports


Fulham Coach Scott Parker
Fulham Coach
Scott Parker
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In stark contrast to Liverpool's problems, Fulham Head Coach Scott Parker is blessed with virtually a clean bill of health ahead of the visit of the champions.

Sunday's match is expected to come just too soon for Kenny Tete and Terence Kongolo to return from their respective injuries, but the hosts otherwise have everyone available.

The duo are on track with their recoveries, with Tete sidelined since September with a calf problem.

Kongolo has also sustained a calf injury while in recovery from a foot issue, but is being eased back into action.

Fulham possible starting lineup:
Areola; Aina, Andersen, Adarabioyo; Cordova-Reid, Anguissa, Reed, Robinson; Loftus-Cheek; Lookman, Cavaleiro

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp
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Klopp has confirmed that Alisson Becker should be available to return this weekend, having missed the last three games through injury.

Caoimhin Kelleher has performed admirably in his absence but will drop straight back to the bench if the Brazilian comes through his return to training on Friday unscathed.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could also be in line for his first appearance of the season, although that is likely to come from the bench if Klopp deems the midfielder ready in time for Sunday.

Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas both picked up knocks in midweek that will need to be assessed ahead of this match, while Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, Xherdan Shaqiri, Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez all remain sidelined.

Klopp must decide whether to rest players with one eye on the upcoming clash with Spurs, and Mohamed Salah would appear to be first in line after playing the full 90 minutes of Wednesday's Champions League dead-rubber draw against FC Midtjylland.

Salah has scored just once on his last 12 trips to London, although the question mark over Jota's fitness could raise the chances of him starting.

Either way, a host of key players including Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Jordan Henderson, Georginio Wijnaldum, Joel Matip and Andrew Robertson are expected to return to the starting XI after sitting out on Wednesday.

Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Source Barney Corkhill at Sports Mole
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