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Late Dempsey Winner Leaves Liverpool Deflated

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Liverpool fell to a late defeat at Craven Cottage on Monday night after the home side grabbed a winner courtesy of Clint Dempsey. Liverpool by no means deserved to lose and after a frustrating battle with rotten luck and some questionable refereeing decisions the Reds found themselves gutted by the end of the 90 minutes.

Dalglish chose to play Jay Spearing in the gap left by the injured Lucas Leiva and it was Henderson and Bellamy selected for the wings. Dempsey and Dembele did start in the end after doubts over there fitness and Jol went with Zamora as his front man.

Before i get into the swing of things I'd just like to point out from the onset that i am not making excuses, I'm not blaming the referee, I'm just going to be highlighting the fact that Liverpool were seriously unlucky. On another day, decisions would have been different and the soddin bar and post would have moved an inch! Anyway...

It was a lively start from both sides at the Cottage with Dembele getting …

Can Kuyt Make It Five In Five At Fulham?

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Will it be a Thriller?...
The Reds travel to Craven Cottage tomorrow for their Monday night clash with Mark Hughes' Fulham side. With both teams in pretty good form and Liverpool still mathematically in a chase for the Champions League, three points is what the lads will be after.

Still out injured for Liverpool are captain Steven Gerrard, Fabio Aurelio, Daniel Agger and Martin Kelly. Also added to the list is the unfavoured Milan Jovanovic who picked up a knee injury last month, he may still be an option for Dalglish though on Monday as his recovery is going well.

Fulham have Halliche and Gera out and also Duff who has an Achilles problem. Perhaps most worryingly for the side from London though is the fact that Dempsey may be unable to start. A hamstring pull means the star man may be kept out. The American brings a lot to the Fulham side and is a vital link in their system.

Familiar face Danny Murphy will be raring to go tomorrow, the ex Liverpool man always looks forward to meet…

Fulham Travel To Anfield

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Can Torres continue his run of goals?...
Well, Roy Hodgson never got to face his old side Fulham in charge of Liverpool FC... (thank god) and so it's Kenny's turn to attempt to add another win to his sides superb 3-0 victory at Molineux last weekend.

Fulham have hit a run of form recently after beating Stoke City, West Brom and also drawing with Wigan Athletic in their last three matches. Ok, there's more formidable oppositions within the Premier League but some steady results and goals mean they will have some confidence heading into this fixture at Anfield.

Clint Dempsey has been on fire of late scoring three goals in his last three Premier League matches. Personal opinion means i for one will be most weary of him tomorrow.

Fulham do have quite an extensive injury list with Briggs, Zamora and Senderos all out injured and Schwarzer out on international duty. Etuhu and Hughes are also doubts after picking up hamstring injuries at the weekend.

Liverpool are still without Jam…