Liverpool vs. Fulham: Odds, Preview, Live Stream, TV Info

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistNovember 10, 2018

Liverpool's Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah (2nd R) celebrates with Liverpool's Senegalese striker Sadio Mane (2nd L) and Liverpool's Brazilian midfielder Fabinho (L) after scoring their third goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Champions League group C football match between Liverpool and Red Star Belgrade at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on October 24, 2018. (Photo by Oli SCARFF / AFP)        (Photo credit should read OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images)
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Liverpool welcome bottom side Fulham to Anfield on Sunday, with the Reds attempting to maintain their unbeaten start to the Premier League season.

The tale of the tape couldn't be more different, and the west London club's fight for survival has already begun in earnest.

Fulham have just one win from their 11 league matches despite becoming the first newly promoted team to spend more than £100 million on players in their first transfer window following promotion.

The Cottagers' £105.3 million outlay meant they spent more than Manchester City and Manchester United.

                                                                        

Date: Sunday, Nov. 11

Time: 12 p.m. (GMT), 7 a.m. (ET)

Odds: Liverpool: 11-100, Fulham: 25-1, draw: 10-1

Live StreamBT Sport (UK), NBC Sports Live (U.S.)

TV: BT Sport 1 (UK), NBC Sports Live (U.S.)

Odds according to OddsShark.

                       

Preview

Expectations were high for Fulham after they splashed the cash during the summer, but they have been miles off the pace in the top flight.

A trip to Liverpool is the last thing Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic needs, and morale appears low for the Craven Cottage side.

Jokanovic's position is in doubt after a poor start to life in the Premier League, and the Serb has firmly laid the blame at his players' door.

HUDDERSFIELD, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 05:  Slavisa Jokanovic the head coach / manager of Fulham during the Premier League match between Huddersfield Town and Fulham FC at John Smith's Stadium on November 5, 2018 in Huddersfield, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbi
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Per Sky SportsJokanovic said of Fulham's recent 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield Town:

"We chose an ugly way to lose the game. You must be proud, competitive and fight at the last moment and make extra effort.

"We are right now not showing this quality or effort, we must wake up and when we lose the game we must know how we lost it; we cannot sell our skin so cheap.

"A few times before games I say my team is ready for the fight, but are not showing effort or ambition and we must change this.

"We must accept this situation and go outside our comfort zone, because this didn't bring us a good result."

BELGRADE, SERBIA - NOVEMBER 06: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool controls the ball during the Group C match of the UEFA Champions League between Red Star Belgrade and Liverpool at Rajko Mitic Stadium on November 6, 2018 in Belgrade, Serbia. (Photo by TF-Images/
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After already conceding 29 goals in the league this season, Fulham must now face the Reds' world-class attacking line-up.

Despite a quiet start to the campaign, Mohamed Salah is showing glimpses of the player he was last season, when he was named the Premier League's player of the season.

Salah has seven goals in all competitions this term, but Sadio Mane has matched this haul to keep the Reds at the forefront of the chase for silverware.

Liverpool haven't been as potent as they were last year, but manager Jurgen Klopp now has a superior defence to recent versions.

Fulham have scored more goals than any other side in the bottom five, but they face an uphill task on Sunday.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 27: Ryan Sessegnon of Fulham FC during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and AFC Bournemouth at Craven Cottage on October 27, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images)
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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson fears for the visiting team:

"They've got to get that balance right sooner rather than later, but you couldn't have asked for a worse game than a trip to Anfield. This is the time [when] managers under pressure worry about the clubs using the two-week period to get someone else in. Slavisa Jokanovic will be worried, especially after losing at Huddersfield.

"It's games like those that are Fulham's bread and butter because they are not expected to beat sides in the top six. They are in trouble."

At 25-1, Fulham are huge outsiders. If Liverpool suffer a European hangover after their 2-0 defeat to Red Star Belgrade, the Cottagers could use their freshness to steal a result.

Much was expected of Fulham starlet Ryan Sessegnon this season, and the England prospect could set alight his campaign if he produces the goods for his team on Sunday.

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