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Liverpool FC, fresh off their Europa League exit, now shift their focus entirely to the Premier League as they prepare for a crucial clash against Fulham. With six games remaining in their quest for the title, the Reds find themselves in a challenging position, especially with Manchester City as firm favorites. Let’s delve into the team news, injuries, and available squad for Liverpool’s upcoming match against Fulham.

Injury Updates

Conor Bradley (Ankle)

Conor Bradley remains sidelined after picking up an ankle injury against Crystal Palace last weekend. While his absence will be felt, Liverpool have other options to fill the void.

Thiago Alcantara (Hamstring)

Thiago Alcantara continues his recovery from a hamstring injury and is set to miss the clash against Fulham. The midfield maestro’s creativity and composure will be missed in the center of the park.

Ben Doak (MCL)

Youngster Ben Doak remains out with a medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury. The talented prospect will continue his rehabilitation as Liverpool’s medical team monitors his progress.

Joel Matip (ACL)

Joel Matip continues his recovery from an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and is expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the season. His absence leaves a void in Liverpool’s defensive line, but the Reds have coped well despite the injury setbacks.

Available Squad


Liverpool’s goalkeeping options remain strong with:

  • Alisson Becker
  • Caoimhin Kelleher
  • Adrian


Jurgen Klopp has a solid defensive contingent to choose from:

  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Joe Gomez
  • Ibrahima Konate
  • Jarell Quansah
  • Andy Robertson
  • Kostas Tsimikas
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold


The midfield options provide depth and versatility:

  • Alexis Mac Allister
  • Curtis Jones
  • Wataru Endo
  • Dominik Szoboszlai
  • Harvey Elliott
  • Ryan Gravenberch
  • Tyler Morton
  • James Clark


Liverpool’s attacking prowess remains potent with:

  • Mohamed Salah
  • Darwin Nunez
  • Diogo Jota
  • Luis Diaz
  • Cody Gakpo
  • Kadeem Harris

Tactical Considerations

Defensive Setup

With Joel Matip still sidelined, the center-back pairing of Virgil van Dijk and Ibrahima Konate is likely to continue. Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold are expected to provide width and attacking threat from the full-back positions.

Midfield Balance

In the absence of Thiago, Curtis Jones and Alexis Mac Allister could form the central midfield partnership. Wataru Endo may slot into a deeper role, providing defensive cover and allowing the attacking midfielders freedom to roam.

Attacking Options

Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s leading goal-scorer, will be a key figure in attack. Darwin Nunez could make a return to the starting lineup, offering a physical presence alongside Diogo Jota. Luis Diaz and Cody Gakpo provide additional pace and creativity on the wings.

Key Matchups

Salah vs. Fulham Defense

Mohamed Salah will look to continue his impressive goal-scoring form against Fulham’s defense. The Egyptian forward’s ability to find space and create opportunities could be decisive in breaking down Fulham’s backline.

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Midfield Battle

The midfield battle will be crucial, with Curtis Jones and Alexis Mac Allister tasked with controlling the tempo of the game. They will face off against Fulham’s midfield, aiming to dominate possession and create scoring chances.

Defensive Resilience

Liverpool’s defense, led by Virgil van Dijk, will need to remain resolute against Fulham’s attacking threats. Ibrahima Konate’s aerial prowess and Andy Robertson’s overlapping runs will be vital in both defense and attack.

Managerial Dilemmas

Klopp’s Selection Headaches

Jurgen Klopp faces a selection headache, particularly in midfield. With options like Wataru Endo and Curtis Jones in good form, Klopp must decide on the optimal balance between attack and defense.

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Rotation Policy

With a congested fixture list, Klopp may opt to rotate his squad to keep players fresh. Players like Ryan Gravenberch and Tyler Morton could feature, providing energy and dynamism in midfield.

Impact Substitutes

Liverpool’s bench boasts quality options, including Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota, who can come on to make an impact in the latter stages of the game. Klopp’s substitutions could prove crucial in turning the tide of the match.


As Liverpool FC prepares for their crucial clash against Fulham, the team’s injury updates and available squad provide insight into Jurgen Klopp’s options. While the absence of key players like Thiago and Joel Matip is felt, Liverpool boasts a strong squad depth to cope with the challenges ahead. The tactical considerations, key matchups, and managerial dilemmas all add layers of intrigue to this upcoming fixture.

Liverpool will be eager to secure a victory against Fulham to keep their title hopes alive, and the fans will be eagerly anticipating a thrilling performance from their beloved Reds. With the season entering its decisive phase, every match becomes crucial, and Liverpool will look to put their best foot forward in pursuit of glory.

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By Abdulkadir Salim

Abdulkadir Salim Is content writer for Liverpool FC Times

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