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Fulham defender Aaron Hughes hopes history will repeat itself when Liverpool visit Craven Cottage.

Hughes said: “Last season Liverpool was the game that kept Fulham up. We know it’s going to be very tough because Liverpool are a very good side.

“But the win at the weekend gives us good confidence and we will see where we can go tomorrow.”

Liverpool boss Rafael Benitez must decide whether to risk his star striker Fernando Torres at Fulham.

Torres is one goal away from equalling the record for most goals scored by an overseas player in his debut Premier League season.

But Benitez is certainly considering resting a host of players ahead of next week’s Champions League semi-final against Chelsea.

He said: “Okay, we will think about Chelsea but for us to be in the top four is really important, and we will have enough energy to play against Chelsea on Tuesday.

“Sometimes it’s not easy for players to concentrate with a Champions League semi-final so near, but they know how important it is to finish in the top four so hopefully they will be focused.

“They will be concentrated and then hopefully we can talk about two victories in both games.”