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Premier League: Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen backs Liverpool for title

Rene Meulensteen: Fulham manager backs Liverpool to win Premier League

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Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen believes that Liverpool can win the Premier League this season.

The Reds are currently fourth in the league table with 50 points from 25 matches, seven points behind leaders Chelsea.

Brendan Rodgers' side can close the gap on the Blues on Wednesday with victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage, and will be favourites heading into the game with strikers Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge both likely to start.

Meulensteen admits that winning against Liverpool even at home will not be easy, but urges his players to give their all against the Merseysiders and pull themselves off the foot of the table.

Meulensteen: We're building

"They've had an excellent season," the Cottagers coach told the Fulham Chronicle.

"They might be a dark horse and if other big teams stumble where you don't expect them to and they can carry the momentum into April, you never know.

"It's a good thing the striker in the middle is not an O as it'd be SOS. It has to be all hands on deck for us.

"We have to defend in a good compact manner. The defensive performance from Sunday (2-2 draw with Manchester United) was a massive improvement.

"That's the start of a resurrection. We've got a 14-game league and this was the first game, a big tough away game.

"We defended really well but we need to be more positive when we have the ball."

What will be the outcome in the match Fulham vs Liverpool?

  • Fulham
  • Draw
  • Liverpool