Jurgen Klopp admits he is wary of the threat posed by a ‘growing’ Fulham side ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Craven Cottage this weekend.
Liverpool travel to the capital looking to continue their strong start to the season, the Reds unbeaten in their past seven league fixtures and level on points with league leaders Tottenham.
Klopp’s side will face a Fulham team growing in confidence following a difficult start to their Premier League return, bouncing back from some poor results with a series of improved displays of late.
The west Londoners secured an impressive away victory at Leicester last month before falling short against Manchester City last time out, though Klopp believes Scott Parker’s side have shown progress and is anticipating a difficult trip to the capital in what he expects to be ‘a proper atmosphere’.
“I saw Fulham’s last three games and they are growing, which is a normal process,” said Klopp.
“When you see the number of points in that area of the table, they all have a chance.
“The results have not been perfect but they will be confident. We felt a week ago, the benefit of having our crowd there.
“Fulham is a small stadium and with 2,000 people in, it will be a proper atmosphere and we have to be ready for that.”
Klopp confirmed that both Alisson and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain could return to the Liverpool squad for this weekend’s clash, though there will be late assessments over the fitness of both Diogo Jota and Kostas Tsimikas.