What happens when the team that finished third in the 2021 Premiership standings takes on the team that finished third from the bottom to open the 2022 season?
Find out when Liverpool take on Fulham on Saturday morning as one of the world’s most popular clubs chases another title.
How to Watch Liverpool vs Fulham (English Premier League 2022)
Start time: Saturday’s game begins at 7:30 p.m. EST.
TV channel: The match will be broadcast on Peacock Premium.
Live Stream Options: Peacock Bounty | Premier League matches can also be streamed through Peacock Premium and are not available through the free tier of the service.
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A look at what was happening in European football on Saturday:
Liverpool open their Premier League campaign at newly promoted Fulham with a revised attack following the departure of Sadio Mane, although manager Jurgen Klopp has remained shy about whether new signing Darwin Nunez will start up front. With Diogo Jota injured, Nunez made a big impression as a second-half substitute in last Saturday’s Community Shield win over Manchester City. But Klopp hinted he could decide to give the Uruguayan more time to settle in. “Darwin is ready but does that mean he has to start?” Klopp posed. Chelsea face a tough start at Everton in the late kick-off, while Tottenham host Southampton in one of four games at 3pm. Everton are without a recognized striker after Brazilian striker Richarlison was sold to Tottenham and Dominic Calwert Lewin was out for six weeks with a knee injury.
Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga rivals, Borussia Dortmund and Bayer Leverkusen, clash in the opening round, while Union Berlin host Hertha Berlin for what is sure to be a heated city derby. Dortmund have strengthened their squad in both attack and defense to compensate for the departure of top scorer Erling Haaland, but the most impactful change could prove to be the reappointment of Edin Terzić as manager. Terzić made a good impression in his first stint as coach, helping Dortmund win the DFB-Pokal in 2019. Leverkusen hopes to make amends for the surprising premature end of the DFB Cup last weekend. Coach Gerardo Seoane expects his players to react. Hertha was also eliminated in the cup and the new coach Sandro Schwarz cannot afford another setback. But Hertha, who have lost a ton of players and signed one more host, are the underdogs for their trip to Union. In addition, Borussia Mönchengladbach welcomes Hoffenheim, Wolfsburg welcomes promoted Werder Bremen, Bochum welcomes Mainz and Augsburg plays against the defeated cup finalists Freiburg.
Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain will start their campaign for a record eleventh title in Clermont, which narrowly escaped relegation last season. Kylian Mbappe will miss the game with a groin problem. PSG started the season impressively with a 4-0 win over Nantes in the Champions Trophy, the traditional opener between the French champions and French Cup winners. Under new coach Christophe Galtier, PSG play with three central defenders as the defense looked vulnerable away from home last season. PSG have strengthened their midfield with the signing of Porto’s Vitinha and Lille’s Renato Sanches. Strasbourg host Monaco in a duel between two contenders for European places. Monaco finished third last season while Strasbourg had their best result since 1980 in sixth place. Monaco strengthened their attack by signing Japanese winger Takumi Minamino from Liverpool and Swiss striker Breel Embolo from Borussia Mönchengladbach. The Mediterranean side will be without German striker Kevin Volland and Russia midfielder Aleksandr Golovin, who are both suspended.