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Dimitar Berbatov gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jamie Carragher. Jamie Carragher restarts play with the free kick.
(Liverpool) makes a substitution, with Conor Coady coming on for Phillippe Coutinho. The assistant referee flags for offside against Fabio Borini. Direct free kick taken by Aaron Hughes.
Daniel Sturridge scores a goal from inside the penalty area to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-3 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Phillippe Coutinho.
Unfair challenge on Dimitar Berbatov by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick. John Arne Riise has a direct shot on goal from the free kick, brilliant save by Jose Reina.
Giorgos Karagounis leaves the field to be replaced by John Arne Riise.
Centre by Phillippe Coutinho, clearance by Aaron Hughes. Stewart Downing takes the inswinging corner, Effort on goal by Sanchez Jose Enrique from inside the penalty box misses to the right of the target.
Stewart Downing decides to take the corner short. The referee blows for offside. Giorgos Karagounis restarts play with the free kick.
Fabio Borini takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
Effort from the edge of the box by Fabio Borini hits the post.
A cross is delivered by Stewart Downing, Strike from close range by Jordan Henderson clears the bar.
Sanchez Jose Enrique crosses the ball, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance. Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot. Aaron Hughes gets a block in. Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the left by-line, clearance by Dimitar Berbatov.
Fabio Borini joins the action as a substitute, replacing Jonjo Shelvey.
Eyong Enoh produces a right-footed shot from just outside the area that goes harmlessly over the target.
Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Save made by Jose Reina. Corner taken by Bryan Ruiz from the right by-line, Aaron Hughes takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a save. Inswinging corner taken right-footed by Giorgos Karagounis, clearance made by Jamie Carragher.
Mladen Petric fouled by Sebastian Coates, the ref awards a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Bryan Ruiz.
Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer. Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Phillippe Coutinho from the left by-line to the near post, Sascha Riether manages to make a clearance.
Mladen Petric is brought on as a substitute for Alex Kacaniklic.
Centre by Jordan Henderson.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Save made by Mark Schwarzer. Jonjo Shelvey takes a inswinging corner to the near post, clearance made by Aaron Hughes.
The ball is swung over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, clearance by Brede Hangeland.
Free kick awarded for a foul by Leiva Lucas on Giorgos Karagounis. Giorgos Karagounis takes the direct free kick.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Save by Mark Schwarzer.
Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot. Blocked by Giorgos Karagounis. Daniel Sturridge finds the net with a goal from inside the area to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-2 Liverpool.Phillippe Coutinho provided the assist for the goal.
Bryan Ruiz takes a shot. Blocked by Jordan Henderson. Corner from right by-line taken by Bryan Ruiz.
The ball is delivered by Glen Johnson, Aaron Hughes manages to make a clearance.
Shot from just outside the area by Alex Kacaniklic misses to the right of the target.
Glen Johnson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Eyong Enoh. Glen Johnson is cautioned. Giorgos Karagounis takes the free kick.
Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Stewart Downing from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Brede Hangeland.
Phillippe Coutinho gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Damien Duff. Giorgos Karagounis restarts play with the free kick.
The ball is sent over by Sanchez Jose Enrique, Header on goal by Daniel Sturridge from inside the box goes harmlessly over the target.
Sanchez Jose Enrique joins the action as a substitute, replacing Andre Wisdom.
The ball is swung over by Sascha Riether, Jamie Carragher makes a clearance.
Dimitar Berbatov takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastian Coates. Inswinging corner taken by Bryan Ruiz from the right by-line.
Giorgos Karagounis takes a shot. Blocked by Sebastian Coates.
Jordan Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Giorgos Karagounis. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Bryan Ruiz.
Daniel Sturridge fires in a goal from close range to the top right corner of the goal. Fulham 1-1 Liverpool.Assist on the goal came from Andre Wisdom.
The ball is sent over by Sascha Riether, Dimitar Berbatov gets on the score sheet with a goal from close range to the bottom left corner of the goal. Fulham 1-0 Liverpool.The assist for the goal came from Sascha Riether.
The ball is crossed by Stewart Downing, clearance by Brede Hangeland.
Unfair challenge on Damien Duff by Stewart Downing results in a free kick. Bryan Ruiz crosses the ball from the free kick left-footed from right channel, Leiva Lucas manages to make a clearance. Volleyed right-footed shot by Eyong Enoh. Jose Reina makes a save.
Daniel Sturridge fouled by Sascha Riether, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Phillippe Coutinho.
Shot by Jordan Henderson from a long way out goes over the target.
The offside flag is raised against Dimitar Berbatov. Jose Reina takes the free kick.
Giorgos Karagounis produces a cross, clearance by Glen Johnson.
Foul by Leiva Lucas on Bryan Ruiz, free kick awarded. Bryan Ruiz takes the free kick.
Daniel Sturridge takes a shot.
A cross is delivered by Alex Kacaniklic.
Centre by Glen Johnson, comfortable save by Mark Schwarzer.
Alex Kacaniklic delivers the ball, blocked by Sebastian Coates. Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Giorgos Karagounis, clearance by Andre Wisdom.
The ball is sent over by Sascha Riether.
Urby Emanuelson comes on in place of Kieran Richardson. Corner from right by-line taken by Stewart Downing.
Phillippe Coutinho takes a shot. Mark Schwarzer makes a save.
Daniel Sturridge delivers the ball, Stewart Downing takes a shot. Blocked by Damien Duff.
Unfair challenge on Kieran Richardson by Jordan Henderson results in a free kick. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Giorgos Karagounis from left wing.
Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Jonjo Shelvey from the right by-line.
Dimitar Berbatov is caught offside. Jamie Carragher restarts play with the free kick.
Jonjo Shelvey takes a shot. Blocked by Brede Hangeland.
Jordan Henderson crosses the ball, Daniel Sturridge takes a shot. Jose Reina makes a comfortable save. Damien Duff delivers the ball, Jose Reina makes a comfortable save.
Damien Duff takes the inswinging corner, save by Jose Reina.
Damien Duff takes a inswinging corner from the right by-line played to the near post, clearance by Jonjo Shelvey.
Jordan Henderson gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Alex Kacaniklic. Kieran Richardson takes the direct free kick.
Jol wants return to winning ways
Manager Martin Jol is determined that Fulham finish the season with a flourish after a four-match losing streak.
The Cottagers need west London neighbours Chelsea to beat Aston Villa before their Barclays Premier League safety is mathematically assured.
Whatever the outcome of the match at Villa Park, Jol wants his side to complete the season - fixtures with Liverpool and then Swansea - on a high.
"It was early April that we had 40 points; we had that point against Aston Villa [on April 13]," Jol said.
"I knew it was very important to be on 40 points, when you saw the schedule ahead of us with Chelsea and Arsenal, Newcastle, away games, Everton.
"Of course, you can imagine we were a bit concerned, but the 40 points gave us a bit of a cushion.
"It still is a little bit of a cushion, but mathematically we're still not safe yet.
"We will focus on ourselves to try to get a result to be safe.
"The Wigan result helped and of course we need a result, but you depend on other games as well.
"We will look at other results and even when the results are going for us we have to try to finish the season on a very good note."
Sascha Riether and Mladen Petric will be available again.
Right-back Riether is back following an ankle problem and forward Petric has recovered from his hamstring injury, but midfielder Steve Sidwell is again suspended.
Midfielders Mahamadou Diarra (knee), Ashkan Dejagah (ankle) and Simon Davies (hip) are out for the rest of the season.
Meanwhile, Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers expects to make a significant move on the top four next season and Sir Alex Ferguson's departure as Manchester United boss may provide a helping hand.
Ferguson's 27-year reign, which will end in retirement this summer, has delivered 13 league titles to Old Trafford.
Their success this season was their 20th, taking them further past Liverpool's previous record of 18 and achieving the Scot's primary aim all those years ago of 'knocking Liverpool off their perch'.
But with Ferguson out of the picture and David Moyes, who as Everton manager failed to record a league victory at United, Anfield, Manchester City or Arsenal in 11 years, taking over there is a sense there may be a dip in the Red Devils' success.
And while Rodgers would not predict what effect Moyes would have he wants his side to be in a position to take advantage should United - or any of their closest rivals - experience a drop-off.
"It (United) has been a machine which has been working for over 25 years," said the Reds boss. "Sir Alex has really put his identity on the club and that has led to success.
"It will take David time to go in and assess everything but it is a club as stable as any in the world and it is ready-made for him.
"There is no doubt he (Ferguson) will be a big miss there because he has been there so many years and been part of the furniture, making the club what it is.
"But (how they react to the change) is up to the rest of the clubs. The spending powers of the teams up there will always make it close.
"I can only think of Liverpool - I've a big enough job here to get us moving on but I think next year we can do that."
Captain Steven Gerrard and defender Daniel Agger will miss Liverpool's final two matches of the season.
Gerrard is scheduled to have an operation on a shoulder problem this weekend while the Denmark centre-back will undergo a series of injections in his back as part of a long-planned rehabilitation programme.
Striker Luis Suarez is suspended, midfielder Joe Allen is sidelined after shoulder surgery while Martin Kelly continues his recovery from a knee operation late last year.
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