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  • May 1, 2012
  • • 19:45
  • • Anfield, Liverpool
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Liverpool - Fulham Preview: The Cottagers are looking for their first ever win at Anfield

Some of the worst home form in the league meets some of the worst away, as Martin Jol's side head to Anfield hoping to take three points on their travels for only the fourth time

  PROBABLE LINEUPS

LIVERPOOL

Reina
Johnson, Carragher, Agger, Enrique
Gerrard, Henderson, Spearing
Downing, Suarez, Maxi
FULHAM

Schwarzer
Hughes, Senderos, Hangeland, Riise

Diarra, Murphy
Duff, Dempsey, Dembele

Pogrebnyak

The Reds have no fresh injury concerns after their comfortable 3-0 win at Norwich City last time out. Luis Suarez is likely to continue after his stunning hat-trick, leaving Andy Carroll among the substitutes.

Charlie Adam remain Lucas Leiva long-term absentees with knee injuries respectively.

Meanwhile, Martin Jol may want to change things up a bit on his second trip to Merseyside in four days after his team lost 4-0 to Everton on Saturday, and former Liverpool man Danny Murphy should be back in the starting XI.

Stephen Kelly is pushing for a return to the side after a wrist injury, Steve Sidwell remains out with a groin injury and Bryan Ruiz (metatarsal) and Zdenek Grygera (knee) are out for the season.

  DID YOU KNOW?
  • Liverpool have only won five home games this season, the fewest of teams in the top half of the league.
  • Kenny Dalglish's side have only scored 20 at Anfield, the fifth worst home return in the division.
  • The Reds have never lost a home match to Fulham in 17 league games and six cup ties.
  • Luis Suarez (pictured right) now has 11 league goals this season, following his hat-tick against Norwich.
  • Fulham have won three games away from home - only Blackburn and Wolves have won fewer.
  • Martin Jol's side have only scored 11 goals on the road, the fewest in the league.
  • The Cottagers have failed to score in over half of their away games this season.
  • Liverpool have the 17th worst home form in the league, and from their last six games they have won one, drawn two and lost three.

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Available Squads
32DoniGoalkeeper
6Fabio AurelioDefender
16Sebastián CoatesDefender
34Martin KellyDefender
37Martin SkrtelDefender
11Maxi RodríguezMidfielder
14Jordan HendersonMidfielder
20Jay SpearingMidfielder
8Jonjo ShelveyMidfielder
9Andy CarrollStriker
-Dirk KuytStriker
1Bradley JonesGoalkeeper
3José EnriqueDefender
23Jamie CarragherDefender
38Jon FlanaganDefender
49Jack RobinsonDefender
19Stewart DowningMidfielder
31Raheem SterlingMidfielder
23Mark SchwarzerGoalkeeper
2Stephen KellyDefender
3J. RiiseDefender
-Brede HangelandDefender
18Aaron HughesDefender
13Danny MurphyMidfielder
30Mousa DembeleStriker
31Alexander KacaniklicMidfielder
29Pavel PogrebnyakStriker
16Damien DuffMidfielder
2Clint DempseyStriker
-David StockdaleGoalkeeper
6Chris BairdDefender
17Matthew BriggsDefender
10Pajtim KasamiMidfielder
20Dickson EtuhuMidfielder
21Kerim FreiMidfielder
9Orlando SáStriker

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