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Dirk Kuyt gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes. Free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Dirk Kuyt takes a shot. Chris Baird gets a block in.
Jay Spearing takes a shot. Clearance by Aaron Hughes.
Short corner worked by Joe Cole.
Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Aaron Hughes concedes a free kick for a foul on Luis Suarez. Luis Suarez restarts play with the free kick.
Chris Baird concedes a free kick for a foul on Dirk Kuyt. Chris Baird is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour. Jose Reina takes the direct free kick.
Jonjo Shelvey crosses the ball, Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Carlos Salcido on Luis Suarez. Free kick crossed right-footed by Joe Cole, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.
Goal scored by Steve Sidwell from outside the box to the top left corner of the goal. Fulham 2-5 Liverpool.
Bobby Zamora concedes a free kick for a foul on Jose Reina. Free kick taken by Jose Reina.
Glen Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Steve Sidwell. Steve Sidwell takes the free kick.
Joe Cole joins the action as a substitute, replacing Rodriguez Maxi.
Corner taken left-footed by Gael Kakuta, save made by Jose Reina.
Short corner taken by Danny Murphy, The ball is crossed by Chris Baird.
Luis Suarez produces a right-footed shot from inside the area that clears the bar.
Gael Kakuta on for Moussa Dembele.
A goal is scored by Luis Suarez from close in low into the middle of the goal. Fulham 1-5 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Jonjo Shelvey.
Steve Sidwell gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas. Steve Sidwell booked for unsporting behaviour. Jamie Carragher takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Martin Skrtel by Bobby Zamora. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.
A goal is scored by Rodriguez Maxi from outside the penalty area to the top left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-4 Liverpool.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonjo Shelvey, Clint Dempsey manages to make a clearance.
Eidur Gudjohnsen leaves the field to be replaced by Andrew Johnson.
Unfair challenge on Bobby Zamora by Martin Skrtel results in a free kick. Martin Skrtel goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Bobby Zamora has a direct shot on goal from the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Moussa Dembele by Jonjo Shelvey. Free kick taken by Chris Baird.
Glen Johnson crosses the ball.
Corner taken right-footed by Danny Murphy from the right by-line, Clint Dempsey takes a shot. Clearance by Jamie Carragher.
Luis Suarez fouled by Carlos Salcido, the ref awards a free kick. Carlos Salcido goes into the book for unsporting behaviour. Free kick taken by Glen Johnson.
Aaron Hughes gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez. Direct free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Clint Dempsey by Glen Johnson. Danny Murphy crosses the ball in from the free kick, save by Jose Reina.
The referee shows Jose Reina a yellow card.
Moussa Dembele grabs a goal from just inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-3 Liverpool.Assist by Bobby Zamora.
Dirk Kuyt fouled by Carlos Salcido, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jonjo Shelvey, clearance made by Aaron Hughes.
The ball is swung over by Glen Johnson, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.
Luis Suarez fouled by Brede Hangeland, the ref awards a free kick. Glen Johnson takes the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Aaron Hughes by Dirk Kuyt. Free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
Shot from outside the box by Eidur Gudjohnsen misses to the left of the goal.
Shot from just outside the area by Clint Dempsey goes over the bar.
Glen Johnson challenges Clint Dempsey unfairly and gives away a free kick. Raul Meireles goes off and Jonjo Shelvey comes on. Danny Murphy takes the free kick.
Bobby Zamora joins the action as a substitute, replacing Simon Davies.
Clint Dempsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Jay Spearing. Clint Dempsey goes into the referee's book. Jamie Carragher restarts play with the free kick.
Steve Sidwell takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save.
Clint Dempsey has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area missing to the wide left of the goal.
Leiva Lucas concedes a free kick for a foul on Steve Sidwell. Carlos Salcido takes the free kick.
Luis Suarez has a curled shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Clint Dempsey challenges Jamie Carragher unfairly and gives away a free kick. Jose Reina restarts play with the free kick.
Leiva Lucas takes a shot.
Leiva Lucas concedes a free kick for a foul on Simon Davies. Direct free kick taken by Mark Schwarzer.
Corner taken by Raul Meireles from the right by-line, Clint Dempsey makes a clearance.
Luis Suarez takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.
Unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Brede Hangeland results in a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Glen Johnson.
Corner taken by Danny Murphy from the left by-line, clearance made by Glen Johnson.
Danny Murphy takes a inswinging corner to the near post.
Simon Davies takes the outswinging corner, Shot by Clint Dempsey from 18 yards. Glen Johnson manages to make a clearance.
Luis Suarez is flagged offside by the assistant referee. Carlos Salcido restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is swung over by Simon Davies, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.
Leiva Lucas takes a shot from inside the box clearing the bar.
A cross is delivered by Chris Baird, Glen Johnson makes a clearance.
Chris Baird challenges Rodriguez Maxi unfairly and gives away a free kick. Raul Meireles restarts play with the free kick.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Luis Suarez by Aaron Hughes. The free kick is swung in right-footed by Raul Meireles.
Shot on goal by Rodriguez Maxi from just inside the area goes over the target.
Brede Hangeland takes a shot. Comfortable save by Jose Reina.
Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Eidur Gudjohnsen by Martin Skrtel. Chris Baird restarts play with the free kick.
Shot from close range by Luis Suarez misses to the right of the target.
Dirk Kuyt grabs a goal from the edge of the penalty area to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 0-3 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Glen Johnson.
Danny Murphy fouled by Leiva Lucas, the ref awards a free kick. Danny Murphy takes the direct free kick.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Raul Meireles played to the near post, Clint Dempsey manages to make a clearance.
Corner from the right by-line taken by Raul Meireles, clearance made by Brede Hangeland.
Eidur Gudjohnsen concedes a free kick for a foul on Raul Meireles. Direct free kick taken by Martin Skrtel.
A goal is scored by Rodriguez Maxi from inside the six-yard box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Fulham 0-2 Liverpool.Assist by Glen Johnson.
Jay Spearing takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer.
Clint Dempsey concedes a free kick for a foul on Leiva Lucas. Jamie Carragher restarts play with the free kick.
Unfair challenge on Leiva Lucas by Danny Murphy results in a free kick. Danny Murphy receives a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Direct free kick taken by Jose Reina.
A goal is scored by Rodriguez Maxi from inside the penalty area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 0-1 Liverpool.
Hughes sets record challenge for Fulham
Mark Hughes has sought to prevent Fulham slacking off in their final three games of the season by challenging them to secure their highest ever points tally in the Barclays Premier League.
The Cottagers sealed their top-flight status last weekend when they romped to a 3-0 win at Sunderland and there could be a danger of them relaxing in their upcoming matches against Liverpool, Birmingham and Arsenal.
But manager Hughes is determined to guide them to a top-10 finish and set them a target of winning all of their remaining games, a feat which would see them beat their best ever Premier League points tally of 53.
He said: "If we get maximum points out of every game we have left then I think that's the highest total ever that a Fulham team has reached in the Premier League.
"So that's a challenge for us and that's something that we'll use as a motivation going into these last three games.
"It could've been easy to switch off after the Bolton result, to be fair, because we were safe or near as damn it.
"But I didn't see any inkling that that's what the players were feeling when we went up against Sunderland.
"So it's more of the same for the games we have remaining."
Fulham's current record was set under Roy Hodgson two years ago and beating it would highlight the remarkable turnaround in Fulham's season Hughes has masterminded since the start of the year.
Some fans were calling for his head when the club slipped into the relegation zone in December but now their only fear will be keeping hold of the 47-year-old in the summer.
He said: "It was difficult at the beginning of the season but, as we come to the climax of it, we've been really pleased with what we've be able to produce.
"There are not that many trophies that are up for grabs and they get taken more often than not by the big clubs.
"But it's about making sure that you're still achieving at your own level.
"I think Fulham have only been in the top 10 of the Premier League three or four times, in fact even in the whole of the Football League.
"To do that again would be fantastic for us."
Clint Dempsey and Brede Hangeland are back in contention for the game.
Midfielder Dempsey (hamstring) - the Cottagers' all-time top scorer in the Premier League - and defender Hangeland (illness) missed the win at Sunderland.
Damien Duff will not play again this season after undergoing Achilles surgery, while Zoltan Gera and Rafik Halliche remain sidelined.
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish insists he is not even thinking about the prospect of European football - despite the fact they are closer to qualifying for it than they have been all season.
After last weekend's win over Newcastle lifted the Reds into fifth place, their highest position of the campaign, the debate began to intensify about whether the Europa League would be a good thing for a club trying to win back their place in the top four.
Even with three games to play Dalglish knows there are still many variables which could affect the final outcome.
Liverpool's long-term planning will continue regardless but the Reds boss is confident the "problem" of Europa League football is something they will deal with if it becomes a reality.
"I find it very difficult to predict the future," said the 60-year-old Scot.
"We've always said we would get our reward at the end of the season - we never set ourselves any target.
"We don't have that (Europa League) problem yet and so until it arises we don't have to solve anything - the biggest problem I have is Fulham on Monday night.
"There will be problems to be solved at the end of the season and if we get the Europa League that will be one of the problems.
"Planning for next season started a good while ago, that (Europa League) is just one thing which has to be taken into consideration but you cannot predict what is going to happen so there is no point in worrying about that."
Andy Carroll may have to settle for a place among the substitutes again.
The #35million club-record signing came off the bench for a 20-minute appearance in last weekend's win over Newcastle after recovering from a knee injury but the form of Dirk Kuyt and Luis Suarez may mean the England international has to wait for a starting opportunity.
Forgotten winger Milan Jovanovic (knee) and defender Fabio Aurelio (hamstring) both have a chance of being included.
Ruthless Reds hammer Fulham
Liverpool may be about to be knocked off their perch by Manchester United but they showed they might just mount a serious challenge for a 19th league title of their own next season by destroying Fulham 5-2.
The Reds made it 13 goals in their last three games and Maxi Rodriguez completed his second hat-trick over the same period, with Dirk Kuyt making it 12 goals in his last 13 matches for club and country and Luis Suarez wrapping up the rout.
The win moved Liverpool back above Tottenham into fifth place in the Barclays Premier League and left Fulham stunned as they paid the price for a horrible first 16 minutes which saw them 3-0 down.
The Cottagers threatened a comeback when Mousa Dembele pulled a goal back but they were 5-1 down before Steve Sidwell fired a late consolation.
If Jamie Carragher was worried his 666th appearance for Liverpool - moving him second on the all-time list - was a bad omen, he was in for a pleasant surprise.
It was Fulham who must have thought they were cursed as they endured calamity after calamity right from kick-off.
The first blunder came from Aaron Hughes, whose slip let in Suarez, with Carlos Salcido and Mark Schwarzer making a hash of the striker's left-wing cross and allowing Maxi to thread the ball home.
The shocking defending continued in the seventh minute as Chris Baird played Glen Johnson onside and the full-back crossed for Maxi to volley in from close range at the far post.
Liverpool were rampant, to the glee of the large travelling contingent, and Suarez saw a penalty appeal turned down before a absolute howler from Schwarzer made it 3-0.
There was little power in Kuyt's shot from just inside the penalty area but the goalkeeper allowed the ball to squirm underneath him at the near post, all but killing the game as a contest.
Suarez wasted a glorious chance to pull the ball back for Raul Meireles to make it 4-0 and Maxi volleyed over the top as Fulham's defending in wide areas continued to be non-existent.
Fulham - whose only threat had been a Dembele air shot - finally got going and Dempsey saw his half-volley from Simon Davies' corner cleared off the line by Johnson.
Home boss Mark Hughes threw on Bobby Zamora for Davies at the break and Liverpool suffered a blow when Raul Meireles appeared to pull a hamstring and was replaced by Jonjo Shelvey.
That came after a Fulham free-kick, which Zamora flicked on dangerously moments before Dempsey fired just over the crossbar.
Eidur Gudjohnsen also dragged wide as the home side created more in five minutes than they had in the opening 45.
And they deservedly pulled a goal back in the 57th minute when Martin Skrtel gave Zamora the chance to lay the ball off to Dembele, who curled home beautifully beyond Jose Reina.
The keeper was furious, belting the ball into the stands and earning himself a yellow card.
Hughes would have been cursing himself for not starting with Zamora.
Liverpool remained a threat on the break, particularly through the outstanding Suarez.
But it was Maxi who killed off any hope of a Fulham fightback with 20 minutes remaining, completing his hat-trick with a stunning 25-yard drive into the top corner.
Suarez made it another five-star performance for Kenny Dalglish's men when he raced onto Shelvey's through-ball and brilliantly rounded Schwarzer to prod home the goal his performance deserved.
The Uruguayan beat the offside trap again moments later only to blaze over the top.
Dembele was replaced by Gael Kakuta before Maxi left the field to a standing ovation, with Joe Cole coming on.
Fulham kept going and, with just under five minutes left, Sidwell pounced on a loose clearance and cracked a lovely 20-yard half-volley into the top corner.
Schwarzer saved brilliantly from Shelvey, Spearing had a shot cleared off the line and Kuyt's point-blank shot was blocked by Baird in stoppage-time.
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