And welcome to the live blog for Liverpool vs Fulham!
Jurgen Klopp’s side fell to a fifth straight home defeat on Thursday night against Chelsea.
Thursday’s defeat means that Liverpool are on their worst home run in the club’s 129-year history.
The Reds have only managed to find the net once in six home games in 2021 and only registered one shot on target against Thomas Tuchel’s Blues.
Fulham remain in a relegation scrap and the game against Tottenham saw them denied a valuable point, with Maja’s equaliser being chalked off due to a handball in the build-up.
Tottenham defender Davinson Sanchez kicked the ball onto the arm of Fulham midfielder Mario Lemina – whose arm was tucked by his side – and it fell to loanee Josh Maja who finished well.
As a result, the handball rule has been changed for next season meaning accidental handballs will no longer be considered an offence and the goals will stand.
On the goal being ruled out, Fulham boss Scott Parker said: “I understand why the goal wasn’t given tonight.
“That’s the rule. I don’t agree with that rule because, looking at it, I don’t know what else he could’ve physically done.
“If it doesn’t hit his arm, it hits his side. But like I say, I’m not complaining about that. The referee’s acted to the law.
“We’re trying to make the game so pure and so sterile and trying to control every single phase and every single moment to an absolute T. That’s where the problem lies for me, really.
“What we want to see as fans and spectators is goals and excitement and I’m sorry to say that VAR is killing every bit of that.
“No longer do you celebrate a goal. Why? Because you’re hanging on, thinking it might be disallowed.
“You’re losing the raw emotion of the game we absolutely love.
“It’s a shame and my opinion on this has not changed. My opinion has always stood for this in terms of how I see VAR.”
Despite the loss against Spurs, Fulham will take confidence in their recent performances.
The Cottagers have only lost four league games in 2021, they have, however, drawn too many!
A win today would see Fulham leapfrog Brighton in the Premier League table, putting the Magpies in the drop zone.
In terms of team news, Liverpool’s centre-back injury list has just got longer with January arrival Ozan Kabak picking up a knock.
Nathaniel Phillips could come back into the side after missing the Chelsea game through injury.
Diogo Jota made his return from injury mid-week and he looked rather sharp, so he could play a key role today.
As for Fulham, goal-keeper Marek Rodak and captain Tom Cairney will miss today’s game.
But apart from that, Scott Parker has the majority of his first-team squad to choose from.
The teamsheets are due to be released in half an hour, so don’t go anywhere!