Liverpool will go back to the top of the Premier League table if they can beat Fulham at Craven Cottage on Sunday afternoon.
The hosts are now 13 points from safety having lost their last six matches, although they have shown signs of improvement in their last two games under caretaker manager Scott Parker.
Three of Fulham's last four home games have come against top-six teams, losing to Tottenham, Manchester United and Chelsea at the Cottage, while the Cottagers have lost five consecutive league games against Liverpool.
Parker has been boosted by the return to training of Andre Schurrle this week, with the German international having been sidelined since early February because of a virus.
Defender Alfie Mawson continues to make good progress from knee surgery and although Sunday's game will come too soon, the former Swansea man hopes to be back before the end of the season.
As for the visitors, they will be without captain Jordan Henderson, who suffered an ankle injury in the midweek win over Bayern Munich. The midfielder was forced off in the first half of the Champions League clash and
Liverpool are still waiting to hear the full extent of the problem.
Jurgen Klopp will also hand a late fitness test to Naby Keita who missed the trip to Germany. If Keita isn't fit, then Adam Lallana could be handed another start after impressing in last Sunday's win over Burnley.
Liverpool will be looking to maintain their pressure on league leaders Man City when they take on Fulham this Sunday at Craven Cottage.
Are Liverpool back in form? Yes, seems to be the simple answer. In their last four games, Liverpool have scored 12 goals and conceded just three. Plus, let’s not forget that the last of those wins came against Bayern Munich away at the Allianz Arena in the Champions League.
The focus for Liverpool now turns back onto the domestic title race as the club look to catch Manchester City. Getting past Fulham will be their main priority this Sunday however, they are expected to get the job done with goals to spare.
Fulham are in horrendous form having lost ten of their last 11 games in all competitions. This season alone, the Lilywhites have lost a league high of 17 Premier League matches by a margin of two or more goals. They are only two away from equalling the record which was also set by Fulham back in 2014.
The head to head record certainly doesn’t offer the London outfit much hope. The Reds have won five straight encounters with Fulham, last picking up a win back in 2012; part of a rare league double over Liverpool.
The betting recommendation in this game is to back Klopp’s side to win. The Reds should have too much quality for this struggling Fulham side. The second recommendation is to back Sadio Mane as the anytime goalscorer. The player has scored eight goals in as many Premier League games.
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