Liverpool vs Fulham Premier League Live Football Score 7 March 2021
Liverpool will renew their search for an elusive Anfield victory when they welcome Fulham to Merseyside on Sunday.
The relegation-threatened Cottagers will be the second West London outfit to visit Anfield in the space of three days following Chelsea’s victory there on Thursday night – a fifth consecutive home defeat for the champions.The sudden transformation of Anfield from a fortress to a fertile hunting ground for visiting teams has been scarcely believable, and Fulham will have every reason to feel confident that they could pile more misery on Liverpool this weekend.
Jurgen Klopp watched on as his side slumped to a fifth successive home defeat on Thursday night – the worst run in the club’s entire 129-year history, and the first reigning English top-flight champions to suffer that fate.
While that statistic understandably stole the headlines, it is by no means the only damning one when it comes to Liverpool’s form at the moment, particularly at Anfield.
The Reds have only scored one home goal in six games so far in 2021, and only managed one shot on target against Chelsea, while their winless streak at Anfield now stands at seven games stretching back to December 16 – having won 32 of their 33 home league games prior to that.
Indeed, home and away Liverpool have now picked up just 10 points from 11 top-flight outings since the turn of the year, a tally which would leave them fourth from bottom in a 2021 league table and has seen them sink to seventh in the 2020-21 standings – four points off the Champions League places.
On paper, a match against a team in the relegation zone should provide an ideal opportunity to end such a torrid run of form, and history suggests that Liverpool should still be firm favourites heading into this contest.
The Reds have never lost a home Premier League game against a newly-promoted side under Klopp, picking up 43 points from a possible 45 in such games, while they have also only lost one of their 23 top-flight home meetings with Fulham.
Indeed, Fulham have only ever scored three Premier League goals against Liverpool at Anfield, failing to find the back of the net in 11 of their 14 such visits, so the hosts have plenty of reasons to be confident that their dire form at Anfield could end this weekend.
That run will have taught Liverpool not to rely on history, though, and Fulham also have plenty of reasons to be hopeful as they search for a victory which could end up lifting them out of the relegation zone.
Scott Parker’s side were narrowly beaten by Tottenham Hotspur on Thursday night but would have come away from that match feeling that they were worthy of at least a point.