Will the names of F Torres and S Gerrard make it on to the teamsheet for the match at Craven Cottage on Saturday? With Liverpool playing Chelsea in the Champions League only days later, it’s clear that Rafael Benitez will make some alterations to his team, which is likely to include resting the likes of the above for the crunch clash with the Blues.
The Daily Telegraph report that Fulham and their midfielder Danny Murphy are hoping for a few favours from the Reds, something which is always controversial with other managers in charge of struggling teams.
“I will speak to the boys this week and hopefully Stevie Gerrard, Torres and a few of the others will stay at home,” joked Fulham’s former Liverpool midfield player, Danny Murphy, on Saturday.”
You may recall that at this stage last season, Liverpool played a number of second string players and it looks like it could be a case of history repeating. Fulham know that only victory will do if they are to stand any chance of staying in the Premier League this season, with the bookmakers making them strong odds-on to go down with Derby.