Relegation-threatened Fulham are the latest side to attempt to heap more Anfield misery on Liverpool when they travel to the Premier League champions on Sunday afternoon.

It has been a remarkable fall from grace for the Reds, who last season romped to the top flight crown.

Now, Champions League qualification may even be a stretch for Jurgen Klopp’s side after abject recent form.

After going almost 4 years without defeat on their own patch, Liverpool have now been beaten 5 consecutive times at Anfield for the first time in the club’s history.

The latest loss came on Thursday, when Chelsea dealt the Reds a body blow in the race for top 4 qualification with a 0-1 win on Merseyside.

Interestingly, Liverpool’s opponents this weekend come in the form of a Fulham side who also had a bitter pill to swallow on Thursday – the Cottagers controversially beaten 0-1 at Craven Cottage by Tottenham.

Fulham had a goal chalked off for a controversial handball, denying them what would have been a deserved point in their bid for Premier League survival.

Scott Parker’s side are within touching distance of safety and could have slashed the deficit to Newcastle further had they beaten Spurs, but fortune didn’t favour the West Londoners and they remain in the bottom three.

With closest rivals Newcastle and West Brom squaring off at the Hawthorns just hours before things get underway at Anfield, by the time kick off rolls around Fulham will have a clearer idea of just how close they are to moving above the dotted line.

Injuries have dictated Liverpool’s season to an extent, with key performers Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Jordan Henderson still out.

To add to Klopp’s defensive woes, new signing Ozan Kabak is a major doubt, as are Nathaniel Phillips and Joel Matip.

Fulham have just a couple of injury concerns, goalkeeper Marek Rodak has injured his wrist whilst Tom Cairney continues his recovery from a knee injury.

Liverpool v Fulham at Anfield kicks off at 2pm on Sunday 7th March.

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Niall McCaughan

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