Parker looking for a morale boosting win against Reds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool shields the ball from Maxime Le Marchand of Fulham during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Fulham FC at Anfield on November 11, 2018 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Scott Parker is seeking a morale-boosting win for Fulham against Liverpool that could spark the club’s survival from relegation this season.

The west-London side are 19th in the table and 13 points from safety with just eight games remaining.

Their last encounter with the Foxes ended in a demoralising 3-1 loss and Parker is urging his team on to secure a vital win.

“There’s only so many more weeks I can go on saying I believe we can stay up, but one result can kick-start something and we have the quality to try and do that,” Parker told Sky.

“When you look at how many games we need to win I understand it will be very difficult but while there’s still points it’s possible.

“We have some very good footballers and we need to start getting the best out of them. The attitudes and standards are rising on a daily basis. They have a chance at the weekend to prove how good they are.”

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - APRIL 14: Sadio Mane of Liverpool celebrates after scoring his team's first goal with Andy Robertson during the Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Chelsea FC at Anfield on April 14, 2019 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

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Fulham’s record is not encouraging with six losses in their last six games.

And facing a side competing for the title at this stage of the season may not be the kindest of fixtures.

The Reds ran away 2-0 winners at Anfield in November, and Parker was full of praise for Jurgen Klopp’s side.

“It’s going to be a massive challenge,” he added. “Liverpool is a team that is fighting at the right end, in terms of fighting for the championship.

“They’re pretty deadly with the pace and the power they have which is frightening. They have a top class manager and have done very well. They’re a team full of individual quality and are up there with the world’s best.”

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