After Liverpool defeated them 2-1 at Anfield in the first-leg of the EFL Cup semi-finals, Fulham have it all to do in the reverse fixture at Craven Cottage on Wednesday evening.
Second-half strikes from Curtis Jones and Cody Gakpo, which cancelled out Willian’s first-half opener for the Cottagers, was enough to give Liverpool a one-goal advantage heading into this second-leg.
They have it all to do on Wednesday night now against a strong Liverpool side, and they also have to arrest a slide in form which has seen them lose four of their last five league fixtures.
Alex Iwobi, Calvin Bassey and Fode Ballo-Toure and are all still unavailable due to their participation in the Africa Cup of Nations, but thankfully Marco Silva’s side have not been hit with any fresh injury concerns.
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Fulham v Liverpool
EFL Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg
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JAN 2024 EFL CUP SEMI-FINAL Liverpool 2-1 Fulham
DEC 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 4-3 Fulham
MAY 2023 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 1-0 Fulham
AUG 2022 PREMIER LEAGUE Fulham 2-2 Liverpool
MAR 2021 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 0-1 Fulham
DEC 2020 PREMIER LEAGUE Fulham 1-1 Liverpool
MAR 2019 PREMIER LEAGUE Fulham 1-2 Liverpool
NOV 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-0 Fulham
FEB 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Fulham 2-3 Liverpool
NOV 2013 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 4-0 Fulham
Taking a one-goal advantage into this second-leg, Liverpool will now be expecting to progress but must not fall into the trap of underestimating their opponents and becoming complacent as a result.
They will of course be without Mohamed Salah who has picked up a hamstring injury whilst away with Egypt at the Africa Cup of Nations. Jurgen Klopp will be desperate for that not to be too serious.
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However, they still have a plethora of quality in their side and, although will be away from home this time, should have enough to see Fulham off again.
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