Liverpool urgently need to correct their hot home form as they welcome Fulham to Anfield this afternoon

The Reds were beaten 1-0 by Chelsea midweek This brought the sad milestone of five defeats in a row in the domestic league for the first time in the club’s history

Jürgen Klopp’s team is far from defending their Premier League title

Fulham seemed doomed to relegation earlier in the season but has improved significantly under Scott Parker and another top division campaign is now a real possibility

Only one dubious handball decision – so dubious the law is about to be changed – denied Cottagers a point against Tottenham mid-week, and Parker’s men will be tempted to take advantage of the Liverpool break-in

André-Frank Zambo Anguissa is only on the bench for Fulham today, but he has provided some insight into the progress Fulham is making under Scott Parker

“The team is much more solid than before,” he told the Guardian. “What we’ve done this season is not insignificant. We had the confidence to play against good teams, to pass the ball

“Scott Parker knows how to make players feel good and safe. He always finds the words to get through to us. When he tells you it is possible, you believe it is possible”

Roberto Firmino is not in the Liverpool squad at all today because the club calls it a “small blow” Sounds like it could be available for Leipzig on Wednesday

Jürgen Klopp also rang the changes to avoid a sixth defeat in a row

Mohamed Salah, who had a little tantrum after leaving Chelsea, keeps his place but goes out Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino miss a blow The returning Diogo Jota might be the one looking for the West Londoners

To visitors, it looks like it could be a 4-4-2 from Scott Parker with Ruben Loftus-Cheek falling on the bench

Harrison Reed and Mario Lemina midfield two will be in charge while Loftus-Cheek and Frank Zambo Anguissa are solid options from the bench Joachim Andersen has been great lately and has to be in his game to stop the champions

Liverpool XI: Alisson, N Williams, Phillips, R Williams, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Shaqiri, Salah, Jota

Some eagle-eyed fantasy football fans have noticed that Diogo Jota has joined his team this week

Any indication that the Portuguese, who returned as a substitute in the Chelsea loss after an injury, is on the right track?

Scott Parker says his side have “a battle of hell” at Fulham this afternoon despite Liverpool’s poor form

“Liverpool is a chance for us but Thursday night [against Tottenham] was a chance too,” he said. “I think that was a great opportunity for the way we play and I think we should have get something out of the game and after deliberation we should have got something out of the game”

“Of course we understand Liverpool are a little indifferent or indifferent, but they are still an incredible team

“If we go to Anfield, it’ll be a hell of a battle and a damn tough afternoon I think that’s how it will turn out””

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