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Marco Silva’s last match as Premier League manager was at Everton against Liverpool in December 2019.

team news

Fulham will be without Harry Wilson and Nathaniel Chalobah, who suffered injuries during pre-season.

Joe Bryan has been assessed after missing the club’s final friendly against Villarreal with a hand injury.

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson has missed the Community Shield due to injury, while Naby Keita will be evaluated due to illness.

Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones and Kostas Tsimikas have all been left out.

The Reds will also miss Diogo Jota, Kaoimin Kelleher and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who are recovering from summer injuries.

Sutton’s prediction

What Ali said is correct, I’m not going to follow Lauro back to Liverpool and win every week – I want to banish that kind of prejudice!

But he is wrong to think that I say they lose this.

Liverpool are doing very well in the Community Shield and Saturday will be a difficult day for Fulham back in the top flight. I think they will struggle throughout the season as well.

predict: 0-3

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Fulham have been promoted or relegated every five seasons.

match facts

face to face

  • Fulham went unbeaten in the 2020-21 Premier League against Liverpool, drawing 1-1 at home and winning 1-0 at Anfield.
  • The Cottagers have won just one of their last six Premier League home games against Liverpool in a 1-0 victory in December 2011 (D1, L4).


  • Fulham have scored 106 league goals to clinch the championship title in 2021-22.
  • Their last three Premier League campaigns have ended in relegation in 2013-14, 2018-19 and 2020-21.
  • On the last five occasions, the Cottagers have lost their first league match of the season right after being promoted to the top flight.
  • Fulham are without a win in their last 10 Premier League (D2, L8) matches, with their last win against Liverpool in March 2021.
  • Fulham could equal the club’s best record of seven consecutive home defeats, set between November 1961 and February 1962.


  • Liverpool finished second in the top league last season, scoring the second-most goals in the Premier League with 94 goals.
  • They are undefeated in their last 19 Premier League games (W16, D3), going back to last December.
  • The Reds have won their last three Premier League games, but have conceded the first goal within the first 15 minutes each time. Arsenal in March 2012 is the only Premier League season in which he has come from behind to win four games in a row.
  • Liverpool have won their first Premier League match in each of the last four seasons, scoring at least three goals each time.
  • Mohamed Salah has scored in Liverpool’s Premier League openers in all five seasons at the club.

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