Premier League

Fulham vs Liverpool: How to watch on TV, live stream, kick-off time, team news & predictions

Grey Whitebloom
Fulham took four points off Liverpool when they were last in the Premier League for the 2020/21 campaign
Fulham took four points off Liverpool when they were last in the Premier League for the 2020/21 campaign / Pool/GettyImages

Fulham, winners of last season's Championship, host Premier League and Champions League runners-up Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime.

Marco Silva's Cottagers cantered back up to the top flight at the first time of asking last term, sending scoring records tumbling in the second tier. Liverpool came within two results of quadruple perfection but ended the campaign disappointed despite claiming both domestic cups.

Here's everything you need to know about the clash between two teams used to winning.

Where are Fulham vs Liverpool playing?

  • Location: London, England
  • Stadium: Craven Cottage
  • Kick-off Time: 12:30 BST / 07:30 EST / 04:30 PST
  • VAR: Stuart Attwell
  • Referee: Andy Madley

Where can you watch Fulham vs Liverpool in the UK?

Channel: BT Sport 1
Channel: BT Sport Ultimate
Streaming Service: BT Sport
Broadcast Time: 11:30 (BST)

Where can you watch Fulham vs Liverpool in The United States?

Streaming Service: Peacock Premium
Broadcast Time EST: 07:30
Broadcast Time PST: 04:30

Where can you watch Fulham vs Liverpool in Canada?

Streaming Service: fuboTV
Broadcast Time (EST): 07:30

Where can you watch Fulham vs Liverpool Highlights?

Channel: BBC Match of the Day
Stream: BT Sport Football YouTube channel

H2H Results (Last Five Games)

Fulham: 1 Win
Liverpool: 3 Wins
Draws: 1 Draw

Current Form (Last Five Games)

Fulham: LWLWD
Liverpool: WWLWL

Fulham team news

Fulham's hero from their previous promotion push in 2020, Joe Bryan, is nursing a metacarpal fracture which is expected to keep him out of the opening weekend's fixture. Nathaniel Chalobah was forced off with an injury during a behind-closed-doors friendly at the end of July which leaves his involvement shrouded in doubt.

A knee injury to Harry Wilson on the eve of the season has robbed Fulham of the Championship's leading assist-provider last season - and denied the 25-year-old a reunion with his former club.

Given the lack of upheaval a short hop across London would cause, Silva may hand a debut to the former Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno a matter of days after his purchase.

Fulham predicted lineup vs Liverpool

Fulham Starting 11: Leno; Mbabu, Tosin, Ream, Robinson; Palhinha, Reed, Cairney; De Cordova-Reid, Mitrovic, Kebano
Bench: Rodak, Tete, Kongolo, Pereira, Onomah, Cavaleiro, Muniz

Liverpool team news vs Fulham

Diogo Jota may have inked a new long-term deal with Liverpool but is unlikely to feature in the short-term while lumbered with a thigh complaint. Injury has also ruled out Ibrahima Konate.

Backup keeper Caoimhin Kelleher is set to miss the opening weeks of warming the bench after sustaining an issue on international duty but the first-choice Alisson is expected to return following a watching brief for the Community Shield last weekend.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain's weighty injury history is getting another chapter as the English midfielder sustained a "serious" hamstring problem during preseason.

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Fulham

Liverpool Starting 11: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Firmino, Diaz
Bench: Adrian, Gomez, Keita, Milner, Carvalho, Elliott, Nunez

Fulham vs Liverpool score prediction

When quizzed about Fulham's preparations following their final preseason friendly, Silva delivered a blunt and bleak assessment: "We, as a squad, are not ready.”

Few teams, whatever measures they take, have proven ready to face Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool in recent years; with reigning Premier League champions Manchester City the latest to come unstuck just last Saturday.

It's hardly an outrageous claim to suggest the second-tier champions may fare even worse this weekend.

Prediction: Fulham 0-3 Liverpool