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Fulham Want To Inflict Mersey Misery

by Matthew Gamble @efc_mattgamble

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Fulham are hoping to inflict double Mersey misery over the next few days.
 
The Cottagers are currently in ninth place in the Premier League and face Everton and Liverpool in their next two games.
 
The Toffees must keep both sides at bay if they are to maintain the seventh spot they currently occupy.
 
Russian striker Pavel Pogrebnyak has been a man in clinical form since arriving at Craven Cottage in January, and he said: "We know that if we do well in these two games against Everton and Liverpool then we have a good chance of moving above them in the table. The match on Saturday will be a very important contest because both teams are looking for points in the table."
 
Martin Jol, boss of the West London outfit, is just pleased to see his team in a similar position to the Toffees at this stage of the campaign.
 
The Dutchman said: "Everyone tells me, week in and week out, that Everton are a fantastic side so if that is true then we are pretty good as well because we are just two points behind them."

And the Fulham boss has challenged his side to push on and overhaul those above them - starting with Everton.

He added: "I want to be a mid-table side, or even a bit better, from the start until the end of the season because if you struggle to be in mid-table until the last game of the season, then that is not what you want.

"We were probably safe [from relegation] six weeks ago so that is good, especially if you recognise the fact that we changed our formation and brought in five or six new players.

"So I am very pleased that we are on almost similar points that we were on at the same stage last year."

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