A 90th minute penalty from captain Steven Gerrard secured all three points for Liverpool against bottom-of-the-table Fulham at Craven Cottage yesterday evening.
A catastrophic own goal from Kolo Toure put Rene Meulensteen’s men in front on eight minutes, only for Daniel Sturridge to draw the Reds level four minutes before half time with his nineteenth goal of the season.
Liverpool will be hoping to build on their magnificent 5-1 mauling of Arsenal at the weekend by taking another three points against bottom-of-the-table Fulham.
Daniel Agger and Glen Johnson are both back in training and could feature, though fellow defenders Mamadou Sakho and Jose Enrique and midfielder Lucas remain side-lined.
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Brendan Rodgers is confident that his squad can finish in the top four, but has once again deterred talk of a title challenge, ESPN understands.
The Reds’ 5-1 win over Arsenal on Saturday gave them a five point cushion over fifth place Tottenham Hotspur, and also left them just six points shy of league leaders Chelsea.
Liverpool gave themselves a huge boost in their quest for a top-four finish by thumping Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
Martin Skrtel put the hosts in front inside after just 51 seconds, before the Slovakia international scored his and the Reds’ second inside ten minutes.
Liverpool remain without a number of first team defenders for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of Premier League leaders Arsenal.
Mamadou Sakho, Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson and Daniel Agger are all side-lined, though the latter two are set to return to full training next week.
Brazilian midfielder Lucas is also absent with a knee injury that is set to keep him out for another four weeks.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson believes that the club’s absence for European competition this season has benefitted league campaign, Sky Sports understands.
The midfielder, who has arguably been the Reds’ most improved player this season, has said that the extra rest the team has been able to enjoy has helped them in their pursuit of a top four spot this time around.
Glen Johnson is available for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of Fulham after recovering from the jaw infection that kept him out of last weekend’s defeat to league leaders Arsenal.
Fellow full-back Jose Enrique is also set to return after missing the past month with a knee injury.
Sky Sports has reported that Brendan Rodgers has revealed that he is constantly in discussion with Luis Suarez as he tries to convince the striker to remain at Anfield.
The Uruguayan has been strongly linked with a move away from Merseyside this summer, with Arsenal seemingly to most interested in securing the 26 year olds services.
After Martin Jol claimed Clint Dempsey had told him he no longer wanted to play for Fulham, most Liverpool fans assumed that it was just a matter of time before the USA striker completed a move to Anfield. However, it now looks as though there could be a future at Craven Cottage for the Liverpool target, with Jol now saying that the player does have the chance to make a U-turn. Continue reading