It’s first versus second when Liverpool arrive at Craven Cottage for a behind-closed-doors league fixture with Fulham’s Under-21s on Tuesday afternoon (2pm).
The Whites have lost their last two games – a 3-0 reverse at Southampton was followed by a 1-0 defeat at Sunderland.
But Kit Symons’ side remain second in the Barclays U21 Premier League table and would leapfrog leaders Liverpool with victory in SW6. The Reds are top on goal difference and also have two games in hand on Fulham.
The top four teams go through to a knockout stage to decide the overall champion in May.
Liverpool’s Under-21s were last in action on Friday 21st March when they defeated Newcastle United 5-2 at Anfield.
Jack Dunn (2), Kristoffer Peterson (2) and Rafael Paez were on target for the Reds.