Premier League staff information, lineups as Joao Palhinha and Andreas Pereira begin

Observe dwell protection as Liverpool journey to Fulham on the opening weekend of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

Jurgen Klopp’s Reds got here only one level and one place in need of Manchester Metropolis within the title race final season and start their battle to go one higher this time round in opposition to the newly-promoted Cottagers on Saturday lunchtime.

Centre-back Ibrahima Konate has joined an harm record which already contains Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Diogo Jota (thigh), Curtis Jones (calf), second-choice goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher (groin) and Kostas Tsimikas (knock), with Naby Keita additionally lacking. For the hosts, Marco Silva contains headline summer time arrival Joao Palhinha for his Premier League debut whereas final 12 months’s Championship prime scorer Aleksandar Mitrovic will hope to select up the place he left off as they bid to keep away from the drop.

Observe all the most recent updates from Craven Cottage:

Fulham vs Liverpool

  • Kick off is 12:30pm at Craven Cottage

  • Fulham XI: Rodak, Tete, Tosin, Ream, Robinson, Palhinha, Reed, Pereira, Kebano, Mitrovic, Decordova-Reid

  • Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Salah, Díaz, Firmino

  • Injured Harry Wilson tipped to be match for Wales on the World Cup

Fulham FC – Liverpool FC

Fulham vs Liverpool

12:15 , Michael Jones

Marco Silva’s staff completed prime of the Championship final season with 90 factors, profitable 27 of their 46 video games and scoring 106 targets.

Fourteen of these victories got here at Craven Cottage.

Silva’s solely earlier win over Liverpool got here in February 2017 when his Hull Metropolis staff – together with Andy Robertson – received 2-0 at dwelling.

Can Salah choose up the place he left off?

12:10 , Michael Jones

Mo Salah has scored in Liverpool’s opening Premier League sport in every of his 5 seasons with the membership. Can he do it once more?

He goes into this sport having beforehand scored seven opening-day targets. Solely Alan Shearer, Wayne Rooney and Frank Lampard (every with eight) have netted extra within the Premier League period.

Jamie Vardy additionally has seven.

(PA)

Fulham vs Liverpool

12:05 , Michael Jones

Fulham are winless of their final 10 Premier League video games – with two attracts and eight defeats – however their final top-flight victory got here in opposition to Liverpool in March 2021.

Nonetheless, they’ll equal the membership’s top-flight report of seven consecutive dwelling defeats, set between November 1961 and February 1962.

Fulham vs Liverpool

12:00 , Michael Jones

Fulham’s Tosin Adarabioyo is worked up for the beginning of the brand new season:

Klopp on going through Fulham

11:57 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp defined what it’s like going through a newly-promoted staff like Fulham on the primary day of the season.

“Fulham is doing rather well and did final 12 months extraordinarily properly. Yeah, getting promoted by enjoying soccer is for me one of many hardest issues to do within the Championship.” he stated. “All of them play soccer, however being an actual football-playing aspect [with] extra possession [and] all these sorts of issues. Set-pieces are essential however not the principle factor, so it will get all my respect and that’s what Fulham did.

“They have been a extremely good staff. Fabio [Carvalho] was an essential a part of that staff. Harry [Wilson] is a crucial a part of that staff. I believe he’s injured so these form of issues are after all tough.

“In every week earlier than we play a staff, or a couple of days earlier than, I learn somewhat bit about them, not solely watching video games, however learn somewhat about them and then you definitely see.

“I believe they nonetheless have a couple of issues to resolve within the switch market however I’m undecided, [it’s the] third for certain or perhaps the fourth time in a row that we performed the champion of the final Championship season, which is at all times stuffed with confidence the opponent. Now it’s away.

“Fulham, they’ll be robust undoubtedly, [it] will likely be a very completely different sport. I’m completely happy that we performed the Metropolis sport, to be trustworthy, as a result of we’ve had somewhat little bit of a touch [at] the place we’re. However it’s a very completely different sport and we now have to be prepared for that.”

Fulham vs Liverpool

11:53 , Michael Jones

Liverpool have received their final three Premier League matches, regardless of conceding the opening objective throughout the first quarter-hour every time – solely Arsenal in March 2012 have ever received 4 consecutive Premier League video games after coming from behind.

The Reds have received their first Premier League match in every of the final 4 seasons, scoring not less than three targets on every event.

Is the Premier League too large to fail or might it fall?

11:49 , Michael Jones

Just a few months in the past, some senior European soccer figures have been in England for a gathering, and discuss naturally turned to the “product” the Premier League is. There was admiration, but additionally aggravation.

A sentiment shared that night, which is more and more echoed throughout the continent, is that England’s elite competitors is now “so boastful” it “could be nice if it fell”.

In a single sense, you couldn’t have a better indication of the Premier League’s energy than such resentment. There was satisfaction inside Camp Nou at how Barcelona have overwhelmed Chelsea to each Raphinha and Jules Kounde this summer time, as a result of that’s the best way it’s speculated to be.

Is the Premier League too large to fail or might it fall?

Fulham vs Liverpool

11:45 , Michael Jones

Fulham scored 106 league targets on their solution to profitable the Championship title in 2021-22. Every of their final three Premier League campaigns have resulted in relegation – 2013-14, 2018-19 and 2020-21.

Marco Silva will likely be hoping for a distinct outcome this 12 months.

Fulham vs Liverpool

11:41 , Michael Jones

Thiago brings up his half-century for Liverpool.

Fulham vs Liverpool

11:38 , Michael Jones

Liverpool completed second within the final season’s prime flight, scoring 94 targets, their second-highest complete within the Premier League. They’re unbeaten of their final 19 Premier League video games – 16 wins, three attracts – a run stretching again to final December.

Fulham vs Liverpool line-ups

11:30 , Michael Jones

Fulham XI: Rodak, Tete, Tosin, Ream, Robinson, Paulhinha, Reed, Pereira, Kebano, Mitrovic, Decordova-Reid

Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson, Salah, Díaz, Firmino

Martin Tyler criticised after showing to hyperlink Hillsborough catastrophe to soccer ‘hooligan’ incidents

11:25 , Michael Jones

Sky Sports activities commentator Martin Tyler has been broadly criticised after showing to hyperlink the Hillsborough catastrophe with “different hooligan-related points” whereas talking on BBC Radio .

A complete of 97 supporters died because of the crush which occured on the Sheffield Wednesday stadium after attending an FA Cup semi-final between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on 15 April, 1989.

The 1990 Taylor Report investigating the tragedy dominated {that a} failure of crowd management by South Yorkshire Police (SYP) was the first motive for the deaths, whereas a coroner inquest between 2014 and 2016 dominated these supporters have been unlawfully killed and that followers’ behaviour had no contribution to the catastrophe.

Martin Tyler criticised for showing to hyperlink Hillsborough to ‘hooligan’ incidents

How will Fulham fare of their first match again within the Prem?

11:20 , Michael Jones

Fulham have returned to the top-flight, that is the final objective they scored within the Premier League:

Jurgen Klopp places Mohamed Salah drop in type right down to Afcon disappointment

11:16 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp believes Mohamed Salah’s targets dried up on the finish of final season as a result of he was drained by Egypt’s defeat within the African Cup of Nations last.

Salah scored 31 targets in a season when he was named PFA Participant of the Yr and Footballer of the Yr, however solely three got here in his last 16 appearances.

Klopp thinks the ahead had an extremely intense marketing campaign, together with 51 appearances for his membership, two legs of a World Cup play-off and all seven video games within the African Cup of Nations, 4 of which went to additional time.

Jurgen Klopp places Mohamed Salah drop in type right down to Afcon disappointment

Fulham vs Liverpool

11:12 , Michael Jones

Fulham have been unbeaten in each Premier League video games in opposition to Liverpool in 2020-21, drawing 1-1 at dwelling and profitable 1-0 at Anfield.

However, the Cottagers have received simply one in all their final six Premier League dwelling video games in opposition to Liverpool – with one draw and 4 defeats – that victory was a 1-0 win in December 2011.

Klopp on pleasure for brand spanking new seaosn

11:07 , Michael Jones

Jurgen Klopp says that his staff really feel the identical method as most of followers now that the brand new season has arrived. It’s a mixture of pleasure, nerves and expectation.

“Ours isn’t any completely different, we by no means know what’s going to occur.” stated the Liverpool boss, “Huge expectations, goals, all this type of stuff. Any more we is usually a bit extra influential, as a result of all the things else is sweet and essential what we did in the previous few weeks however the true check is coming now.”

Mikel Arteta hails Arsenal’s resilience after win over Crystal Palace

11:02 , Michael Jones

Mikel Arteta lauded Arsenal’s struggle of their season-opening 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace however admitted way more was required from his attackers.

The Gunners walked away with all three factors at Selhurst Park due to a first-half Gabriel Martinelli header and a late Marc Guehi personal objective.

Arsenal dominated the opening exchanges however the Eagles challenged Arteta’s aspect after the restart because the guests did not create second-half probabilities in Gabriel Jesus’ aggressive debut.

Mikel Arteta hails Arsenal’s resilience after win over Crystal Palace

Milner and Thiago nearing landmarks

10:56 , Michael Jones

James Milner might make his two hundredth Premier League look for Liverpool whereas Thiago Alcantara is one sport away from citing his half-century.

 (Liverpool FC via Getty Images)

(Liverpool FC through Getty Photos)

Silva on going through Liverpool

10:51 , Michael Jones

Fulham boss, Marco Silva, believes that taking over Liverpool of their first sport is the ‘greatest solution to begin’ the Cottagers return to the Premier League.

“I believe it’s one of the simplest ways to start out.” he stated earlier than the match, “The primary factor for us is to play at dwelling, be again within the Premier League with our followers with us.

“To play in opposition to among the best groups on this planet, among the best groups within the Premier League, I believe is a improbable solution to do it. Huge respect to them, however we now have to belief in ourselves and do our most to benefit from the problem, and let’s see the outcome.”

Klopp offers updates on Alisson and Keita

10:47 , Michael Jones

Talking to reporters on Friday Liverpool boss, Jurgen Klopp, confirmed that Alisson was match to play in opposition to Fulham this afternoon and that Naby Keita’s sickness was extra critical than initially thought however the midfielder must be prepared for the sport.

Klopp stated: “Ali [is] wonderful… Naby is sick, however I believe he will likely be again right this moment the primary day.

“I underestimated it somewhat bit after I stated he will certainly be wonderful. He got here in yesterday and nonetheless confirmed some little signs, no Covid however it isn’t proper. I assume he will likely be again right this moment.”

Injured Harry Wilson tipped to be match for Wales on the World Cup

10:42 , Michael Jones

Fulham boss Marco Silva believes Wales winger Harry Wilson will get better from his harm in time to play on the World Cup in Qatar.

The 25-year-old sustained a knee difficulty after a conflict throughout his aspect’s pre-season behind-closed-doors pleasant in opposition to Aston Villa and is about to spend as much as two months on the sidelines, with the World Cup beginning on 21 November.

Silva, whose aspect host Liverpool of their first Premier League match since securing promotion on Saturday, stated: “It’s tough for us to present a timeline to you often because various things can occur.”

Injured Harry Wilson tipped to be match for Wales on the World Cup

Early staff information for Fulham and Liverpool

10:37 , Michael Jones

Fulham have been hit with two large blows as Harry Wilson and Nathaniel Chalobah each picked up accidents within the pre-season and can miss this opening fixture in opposition to Liverpool.

Joe Bryan missed the membership’s last pleasant with Villarreal with a hand harm and will likely be assessed earlier than the match to see if he’s match to start out.

Liverpool have numerous accidents too however fortunately goalkeeper Alisson is again after lacking the Neighborhood Shiel and Naby Keita will likely be assessed after an sickness.

Lacking the sport although will likely be Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones and Kostas Tsimikas who’re all injured in addition to Diogo Jota, Caoimhin Kelleher and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who’re within the restoration section following accidents sustained over the summer time.

New-look Arsenal present thrilling indicators of progress with profitable begin at Crystal Palace

10:31 , Michael Jones

Let’s recap the motion from final night time’s Premier League season opener as Crystal Palace hosted Arsenal.

A brand new season, a few new central characters, and a suggestion that this actuality present could also be on monitor for a sturdier however no much less thrilling journey this marketing campaign.

A Brazilian named Gabriel did certainly open Arsenal’s Premier League account and though it could have been Martinelli who was the match-winner after ending off a sensible set-piece routine, the entrance line led by Jesus sparkled on this early examination of Mikel Arteta’s aspect.

One other latest arrival – though signed three years aside – was simply as key. William Saliba made his lengthy awaited Premier League debut and the 21-year-old was strong in defence as Crystal Palace elevated the strain and Selhurst Park rose on the hope of an equaliser late on.

This was the check that had been predicted however Arsenal didn’t observe the script. As an alternative, they held agency and Marc Guehi’s personal objective, deflected previous Vicente Guaita from Bukayo Saka’s cross, means the Gunners are already off to a greater begin than final season.

New-look Arsenal present thrilling indicators of progress with profitable begin at Crystal Palace

Fulham vs Liverpool

10:14 , Michael Jones

Welcome to The Unbiased’s protection of Fulham vs Liverpool from Craven Cottage.

Lately promoted from the Championship Fulham’s first match again within the top-flight couldn’t be any harder as they welcome Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool who’re on the seek for Premier League glory after lacking out by a degree final 12 months.

Each groups have introduced in new signings this summer time with former Man Utd midfielder Andreas Pereira and ex-Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno becoming a member of Fulham. Liverpool in the meantime have a brand new striker in Darwin Nunez and a brand new attacking midfielder in Fabio Carvalho.

Who will shine and who will falter in London this afternoon?

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