Liverpool need a spark. Can top scorer Salah find the solution against Fulham again?

As the league’s top goalscorer, Mo Salah will be hoping to add to his tally against relegation-threatened Fulham this weekend.

Currently 18th in the table, Fulham head into the game as heavy underdogs against the reigning league champions.

Mo Salah's Liverpool currently sit just outside the top four, and will be hoping to avoid any upset so they can continue to push to make sure of their place in the Champions League next season.

Salah was substituted after an hour of Liverpool's defeat to Chelsea on Thursday night. Their last result meant the Reds lost their fifth home game in a row - the first time that has ever happened in the club's 129-year history.

Suffice to say, then, that Salah and his team-mates will look to get back to form against the Cottagers on Sunday afternoon and avoid a sixth consecutive Anfield defeat.

Tip of the Fixture

With Liverpool heavy favourites, Sky Bet are offering odds of 4/6 for Liverpool to win and Salah to score.

Stat Attack

Liverpool have not lost to Fulham since May 2012, when they were defeated 1-0 at Anfield thanks to a Martin Skrtel own goal.

In the last five Premier League seasons these two have met, the Reds have done the double in four and Fulham earned two wins against Liverpool in the 2011/12 campaign. The two sides drew earlier this season.

Mo Salah has made three appearances against Fulham, scoring twice in that time.

Here, we take a look at his previous appearances against the Cottagers:

Memorable Matches

Liverpool 2-0 Fulham

11 November 2018, Anfield

Salah got his name on the scoresheet in his first appearance against Fulham, as his side cruised to a comfortable victory.

The goal came in controversial fashion, as Fulham saw a Aleksander Mitrovic header questionably ruled out for offside 14 seconds prior to Salah's strike.

Once the referee had ruled for offside, Alisson quickly distributed the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold, who slipped the ball to Salah.

The Fulham backline were caught off-guard, and the Egyptian winger struck the ball across goal and into the bottom corner to give his team the lead.

Xherdan Shaqiri doubled his side's tally in the second half, and in truth Liverpool never really looked in danger of giving up this lead.

Salah was busy throughout, as he completed the most shots (five) and most successful dribbles (four) in the game.

Fulham 1-2 Liverpool

17 March 2019, Craven Cottage

Salah couldn't find the net himself, but the Reds still managed to find a win thanks to a late James Milner penalty.

Sadio Mane had his opener cancelled out by former Liverpool winger Ryan Babel, following an unusual mix-up between Virgil van Dijk and Alisson.

However, a few minutes later at the other end, 'keeper Sergio Rico failed to keep hold of a curling effort by Salah, and in a scramble to reclaim the ball brought down Mane.

James Milner coolly converted the penalty, and Liverpool left London with all three points.

Salah once again had the most shots at goal (five), however failed to have any clear-cut chances, and put in a relatively muted performance by his high standards.

Fulham 1-1 Liverpool

13 December 2020, Craven Cottage

A late Salah penalty was only enough to salvage a point for the Reds giving Fulham their first point against Liverpool in seven matches.

In truth, Fulham were the stronger side when these two met earlier in the season. Forward Bobby Reid gave the Cottagers the lead after 25 minutes, and his side came close to doubling this on multiple occasions.

Salah had a decent chance midway through the second half, but his shot on the turn was dragged wide.

Liverpool's fortunes turned when Georginio Wijnaldum's free-kick was adjudged to have struck the hand of a player in the Fulham wall, and a penalty was awarded to the visitors.

Salah stepped up to take it, and despite 'keeper Alphonse Areola getting a hand it, the ball ended up in the back of the net.

Salah once again failed to reach his normal standards in this game, and the winger will be hoping at Anfield he can have more of an impact.

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