Liverpool FC v Fulham: Starting Teams

We have the starting teams from Anfield as Brendan Rodgers Liverpool FC side welcome Fulham for the 3pm kick off.

Glen Johnson returns for Liverpool FC and Fulham’s Sascha Riether begins a three-match ban after his stamp on Adnan Januzaj.

Liverpool FC: Mignolet, Johnson, Skrtel, Agger, Cissokho, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Coutinho, Suarez, Sturridge

Fulham : Stekelenburg, Zverotic, Senderos, Amorebieta, Richardson, Parker, Sidwell, Dejagah, Kasami, Kacaniklic, Berbatov


  • Fulham have only won one of their 32 matches at Anfield (D9, L22). The solitary victory was by 1-0 in May 2012 courtesy of Martin Skrtel’s own goal.
  • Liverpool have won both league clashes since that win, scoring seven goals to Fulham’s one, including a 4-0 win in the corresponding fixture last season.
  • The Reds have only conceded three goals in 12 Premier League home games against Fulham.


  • Liverpool kept a clean sheet in each of their opening three league games but have since conceded in seven successive matches.
  • The Reds have won all six league matches in which they opened the scoring this season, the best record in the division.
  • They have been ahead at half-time in seven of their 10 league fixtures.
  • Daniel Sturridge is the joint-leading Premier League scorer in 2013 with 18 goals, the same as Robin van Persie and Christian Benteke. Sturridge’s only Premier League hat-trick came against Fulham in May.
  • Jordan Henderson has played in every minute of Liverpool’s 10 Premier League games. This time last season he had yet to start a league game, playing just 77 minutes as a substitute.


  • Fulham have the worst record in the league against top-half opposition, losing all five matches.
  • The Cottagers have only once scored more than one goal in a Premier League game this season (4-1 v Crystal Palace).
  • They have only kept two clean sheets in 13 games in all competitions this season, but have kept three in their last five league visits to Anfield.
  • Among teams who have played 100 or more games, only Derby County (15%) have a worse Premier League away win percentage than Fulham (15.5%).


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