Boss Marco Silva recently admitted his squad was “light in some areas” and that his team “wasn’t prepared for the season” as they host the 2019/2020 champions.
New signing Darwin Nunez could make his league debut for the reds after scoring against Manchester City in the Community Shield, where Jurgen Klopp’s triumph means he’s won everything he possibly can with the reds.
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What is the expectation for Fulham this season?
Quite simply the objective for the Cottagers will be to avoid relegation, as they will want to avoid being dubbed a ‘yo-yo’ team and face the disappointment of yet another relegation.
They have strengthened in key areas, replacing key loanee Nico Williams with the signing of Kevin Mbabu from Wolfsburg, and have also plugged the hole left by Fabio Carvalho’s departure to Liverpool by signing Manor Solomon from Shakhtar Donetsk on loan.
What are the predicted lineups for Fulham and Liverpool?
Fulham could hand debuts to Bernd Leno and Kevin Mbabu after they moved on permanent deals to West London this summer.
GK: Bernd Leno
DEF: Kevin Mbabu
DEF: Tosin Adarabioyo
DEF: Tim Ream
DEF: Antonee Robinson
MID: Joao Palhinha
MID: Harrison Reed
MID: Bobby Decordova Reid
MID: Andreas Pereira
ATT: Neeskens Kebano
ATT: Aleksandar Mitrovic
Meanwhile, Liverpool look set to hand new star signing Darwin Nunez his debut after Jurgen Klopp admitted the striker was ‘ready’ to start, with Alisson a slight doubt.
DEF: Trent Alexander-Arnold
DEF: Joel Matip
DEF: Virgil Van Dijl
DEF: Andrew Robertson
MID: Jordan Henderson
MID: Thiago Alcantara
ATT: Mohamed Salah
ATT: Roberto Firmino
ATT: Luis Diaz
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