Can Roy Hodgson Continue To Roll Back The Years For Fulham?

With a trip to Craven Cottage tomorrow Liverpool face a new look Fulham. After the success of 7th place last year when Roy Hodgson helped guide the cottagers to their best finish in the Premier League it appears the years have truly rolled back at Fulham.After just a season before finding themselves in a fierce relegation battle and only surviving on a better goal difference Hodgson is clearly doing a wonderful job in London.

The last time Fulham beat us at Craven Cottage was in 2007. Last season Liverpool managed a 0-0 draw and a 1-0 win over Fulham in the two Premier League fixtures. This season we are not only looking to prevent those silly draws but we are also in a position where we almost have to win.

After beating Manchester United on the weekend and again shunning all the criticism and people who persist to write us off so early in the season it is key that we collect 3 points. The win over Manchester United will be forgotten if we do not capitalize against Fulham, there is no progress in beating the Champions and then losing to Fulham the week after.

Ok, so a draw would not be the end of the world but it certainly isn't the preferred result. Fulham are a tough team lately and by no means will this be an easy trip but with the hope that Gerrard will be back fit and therefore an option of a full team with Aquilani on the bench i feel that this is definitely a winnable fixture.

Stat Sandwich;
In the league Liverpool have beaten Fulham 9 times, Fulham have won on 7 occasions and there have been 6 draws.

If Liverpool win at Craven Cottage on Saturday they will have done this 3 times on the bounce; the first time in their history.

It takes the all competition total of goals scored for Murphy, Zamora and Etuhu to equal the amount Torres has scored just in the League (9).

My prediciton for the line - up is;

As far as predicting the score goes i am opting for 2-0 this week, i am hoping Reina can keep a clean sheet after his recent confidence boost and also that the defence can keep tight and defend properly against set pieces.

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