It is a baptism of fire for Fulham upon their return to the Premier League as they face, arguably, their toughest home test of the season with the visit of Jurgen Klopp’s side. Marco Silva took Fulham back up into the top flight in style but has repeatedly stressed during pre-season his concerns over the strength of the playing squad.
Silva’s concerns will become clear this afternoon when Liverpool come to town, looking to start their latest title tilt with little fuss before champions Manchester City get up and running tomorrow. New signings Darwin Nunez and Fabio Carvalho should feature in the capital.
Fulham will be aware that Liverpool showed little signs of rustiness in a deserved win over City in the Community Shield last week but have previously sprung surprises on the opening day, so this match looks set to be an intriguing one. Follow the game LIVE with Standard Sport below!
Liverpool team news
For Liverpool, meanwhile, Diogo Jota, Ibrahima Konate, Caoimhin Kelleher, Calvin Ramsay, Kostas Tskimikas and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will all miss their League opener.
Darwin Nunez, however, will make his Premier League debut, while Alisson Becker returns. Naby Keita will soon return to training but will not quite make the season opener in south west London.
Fulham team news
Bernd Leno, Joao Palhinha, Andreas Pereira, Manor Solomon and Kevin Mbabu could all make their debuts for the home side, although Harry Wilson and Nathaniel Chalobah are struggling with knocks.
Where to watch
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be broadcast live on BT Sport 1 and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live stream: BT Sport subscribers will be able to watch the game online through the BT Sport website and app.
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