'It doesn't look good': Fulham boss Marco Silva says his side will be without two players to face Liverpool this weekend
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'It doesn't look good': Fulham boss Marco Silva says his side will be without two players to face Liverpool this weekend

Fulham boss Marco Silva has confirmed that both Harry Wilson and Nathaniel Chalobah will be unavailable to face Liverpool on Saturday.

In quotes from the Liverpool Echo, Silva said that the pair will be injured for Fulham against Liverpool.

“Harry Wilson and Nathaniel Chalobah are both injured,” said the manager. “We’re waiting on the medical staff but it doesn’t look good. Harry’s injury is in his knee but we’ll wait for the medical staff.”

Wilson has been a key man for Silva since joining from Liverpool last summer. He was named in the Championship Team of the Season last year having scored 10 goals and provided 19 assists as Fulham went up.

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Disappointment for Wilson

Losing Wilson is undoubtedly a big blow for a side who will be up against it from the get-go this weekend.

On a personal level, it’s a shame for the 25-year-old. Having shone since leaving Liverpool, he would have been desperate to show his boyhood club what he can do.

Instead, he’ll now have to hope that he’s fit and ready as Fulham travel to Anfield in March.

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As for Chalobah, he is less of a key player to the Cottagers. The midfielder was more of a bit-part player during Fulham’s promotion season, and they have reasonable cover in that area.

Liverpool looking for Fulham revenge

It’s now just two days until Liverpool kick off their 2022/23 season. Confidence should be high for The Reds after an exhilarating Community Shield win last weekend.

But with a new season also comes some trepidation. It’s crucial that Liverpool get three points at Craven Cottage on Saturday afternoon.

Anything less, and they’ll likely already be playing catch-up on their rivals.

The Reds weren’t able to beat Fulham in either game the last time they were in the Premier League. That was the Covid affected 2020/21 season, where they drew in London and succumbed to a damaging 1-0 defeat at Anfield.

That loss in March 2021 was Liverpool’s last league defeat at Anfield. They’ll be keen to get a certain level of revenge and put that to bed once and for all on Saturday afternoon.

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