Liverpool will have one eye on the FA Cup final this weekend but they will be hoping to improve their record at Anfield this season with a win against Fulham on Tuesday. Kick Off: 19:45
Kenny Dalglish’s men bounced back from defeat in their last league home match against West Brom with a comprehensive 3-0 victory against Norwich City at Carrow Road on Saturday courtesy of a brilliant hat-trick from Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez. Fulham return to Merseyside after being beaten heavily against Everton 4-0 last Saturday and Fulham boss Martin Jol, who missed last weekend’s defeat with a chest infection, will be hoping for a better performance as victory over the Reds at Anfield would see Fulham draw level against their opponents.Liverpool’s record at Anfield since the turn of the year has been nothing short of disastrous as they have only won once seven home league games this year.
Charlie Adam and Lucas Leiva remain the only long-term casualties for Liverpool as Kenny Dalglish looks to experiment with his side ahead of the FA Cup final on Saturday. Liverpool striker Andy Carroll could make a return to the starting line-up after recovering from injury which meant he missed out on Saturday’s victory at Norwich and is now available for selection. Liverpool look set to rest Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger and Craig Bellamy with all three only after returning from injury and they will most likely be involved at Wembley. As a result, there are likely to be starts for a number of squad players for Liverpool such as Martin Kelly, Sebastian Coates, Maxi Rodriguez and Dirk Kuyt.
Fulham defender Stephen Kelly is expected to feature after missing the past couple of games with a wrist injury while centre back Phillipe Senderos is likely to make way after being hauled off early against Everton. Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy will be hoping for a start against his former side after starting on the bench at the weekend. Long term absentees are Bryan Ruiz (metatarsal), Steve Sidwell (hernia) and Zdeněk Grygera (knee) and all three are not expected to feature again this season.