This Sunday, Fulham are back in Premier League action.
Rooted to the foot of the Premier League table, the Cottagers are desperate to register a second Premier League win of the season.
But with Anfield being the destination and Liverpool, unbeaten in the Premier League this season, the opposition, we’re under no illusions as to the magnitude of the task that lies ahead of us.
It’ll take a monumental effort to frustrate Liverpool’s free-flowing attacking football and we’re well aware that any defensive lapses will be very costly.
But, there’s always hope!
Unfortunately, the former Liverpool defender, Mark Lawrenson, in his weekly column for the BBC, reckons it’ll be another bad day at the office for Fulham, predicting that we’ll be beaten 3-0 and remarking in his column about the forthcoming game:
“Liverpool had a bad night against Red Star in Belgrade on Tuesday – in every department.
“Their passing was poor, defensively they weren’t great and although they created a few opportunities, their finishing wasn’t up to scratch either.
“From one to 11, they were ordinary and, as well as the fact they lost, the worrying thing for the Reds was that they looked like a one-trick pony.”
Words that, upon reading, give us hope that Fulham could get something from the game.
But, continuing, Lawrenson hits the nail firmly on the head when he further adds:
“They have not suddenly become a bad side, though. It is more that Jurgen Klopp tried to change his team around a little bit and it did not work.
“And I don’t see them struggling against Fulham either.
“The Cottagers are having a disastrous run that has seen them fall to the bottom of the table, and I think they will lose for a seventh successive game on Sunday.”
Seven consecutive defeats, now that would be worrying, but, deep down, perhaps it is inevitable!