Premier League Preview: Liverpool Vs Fulham

Premier League match time arrives at Anfield, the place Liverpool are set to host Fulham on Wednesday, January 26, 2011.

The edges have been initially scheduled to satisfy in December, however that recreation couldn’t be performed owing to inclement climate. Each groups are coming off spectacular wins in match week 24. Whereas Liverpool beat Wolves awat at Molineux, by a Three-Zero score-line, Fulham prevailed 2-Zero over Stoke, in a house recreation at Craven Cottage.

The sport at Molineux was the Merseysiders’ 4th match with Dalglish on the helm, and the primary win., beneath their new supervisor. Torres, who appeared to rediscover his type, put his facet forward on 36 minutes and adopted it up a with a lst minute objective, after Meireles had doubled the lead on 50 minutes.

Meireles was good in midfield, and mixed very nicely with Torres. If there was a negtive for Liverpool. It was Joe Cole who appeared sluggish within the back-line. Even after they have been 2-Zero up, Liverpool have been clearly pushing for extra, and that was ambition of a sort that remained absent on Hodgson’s watch.

Fulham rode to victory in opposition to Stoke on the again of a brace of objectives by Dempsey, who acquired the squad the the lead on 33 mnutes and doubled it with a penalty on 56 minutes. The margin of victory makes it look respectable from Stoke’s perspective. The truth is, there have been a number of alternatives missed by Fulham, essentially the most blatant being a shot by Duff that rebounded off the bar. Murphy and Johnson have been different gamers who shone, or the Cottagers, at the same time as Stoke appeared hit by the sending off of their skipper Shawcross. Earlier Shawcross and Jones had had scoring probabilities that they’d muffed.

Face to face, the Merseysiders have established a 12-Four benefit over the Cottagers in 20 league video games, between the perimeters. Their final assembly got here in April, 2010, a recreation that ended ina goalless stalemate.

Of their final 10 video games this season, Liverpool have received Four, misplaced 5 and drawn the remaining one; Fulham have received Three of their final 10, whereas dropping Four and draing the remaining. Liverpool have hosted 11 video games, of which they’ve received 6, whereas dropping 2 and drawing the remaining Three. Fulham have received simply one in every of their 11 away video games, whereas dropping Four and drawing 6.

On present type, Liverpool ought to edge this one.

Liverpool’s beginning eleven in opposition to Wolves had Reina, Kelly, Skrtel, Agger, Johnson, Kuyt, Lucas, Poulsen, Meireles, Maxi and Torres. Shelvey and Aurelho have been used as substitutes.

Fulham had the next gamers of their beginning eleven in opposition to Stoke: Stockdale, Pantsil, Hangeland, Hughes, Baird, Dempsey, Murphy, Etuhu, Duff, Johnson, and Dembele. Halliche, Gera and Sidwell performed as substitutes.

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