Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher knows how important former teammate Danny Murphy’s recent penalty against league leaders Manchester Utd was for the Reds’ title cause.
Murphy confidently put the penalty away to help Fulham to a 2-0 victory over Utd, just one week after Liverpool had thrashed Alex Ferguson’s men 4-1 at Old Trafford.
The result, combined with Liverpool’s 5-0 victory over Aston Villa the next day, puts Rafa Benitez’s men firmly back in the title race.
And next up, it’s Fulham themselves, at Craven Cottage this Saturday afternoon. Liverpool can go top of the league table for at least 24 hours if they grab all three points.
Carragher says he’s already thanked Fulham midfielder Murphy for his part in their title hunt.
“I sent Danny a text before the game to wish him luck and another one afterwards to say thank you,” Carragher told the club’s official web site.
“He did us a favour, but it’s up to us to capitalise now.”
But Carragher knows that Fulham won’t make it easy for them, after frustrating other big teams at home this season.
He continued, “Chelsea only drew at Craven Cottage, they defeated Arsenal there earlier on in the season and we couldn’t beat them at Anfield so we’re talking about a very tough game for us, but we’ve got to make sure we’re not another big team to drop points there.”
Fulham vs Liverpool is on Saturday, 4th April and kicks off at 5.30pm.