Saturday, December 09, 2006

Reds vs Fulham Preview

Liverpool Could Go Third

There has been doubt of Liverpool finishing third of even fourth earlier this season. But the team has managed to stop the slump and improved as they are going on a 4 games unbeaten run in the Premiership. Although suffering from a 3-2 defeat by Galatasaray in Istanbul, Rafa rested several key players such as Gerrard and Hyypia, who will be fresh and fit to face Fulham today.

The return of Mark Gonzalez will be seen as a welcoming news to Benitez as Liverpool looked a little short of options in the midfield position with Sissoko, Zenden, Kewell and Aurelio still unavailable.

Strikers will be giving Benitez headaches as well with Bellamy and Fowler bagging braces respectively on Saturday and Wednesday. Dirk Kuyt will be difficult to drop and Peter Crouch is waiting on the wings although he is the club's top scorer so far with 9 goals.

Fulham meanwhile, have lost 3 out of their last 4 away games although they put up a mighty performance to beat Arsenal a fortnight ago. The defence has been leaking goals a little too easily and are made to pay with a statistic that is they have gone on to concede 10 opening goals.

With Arsenal due to play later tomorrow, Liverpool can now grab this chance to go third, which they have squandered earlier last month. They will also want to continue to impress their soon-to-be investors.

Drogballs' Prediction: Liverpool 2-0 Fulham. Never under-estimate Fulham as you'll never know which team will turn up. But Liverpool are going to be coming out all guns blazing at Anfield with Steven Gerrard running the show from central midfield again.


Juan LFC said...

And Arsenal will be defeated tomorrow.
Go third!
Come on reds!


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