Tosin Adarabioyo has urged Fulham to ‘forget’ their narrow defeat at the hands of league leaders Manchester City and focus on another big challenge as they prepare to take on Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday evening.

The towering centre back gave a good account of himself against his former employers, but Marco Silva’s Whites were beaten by a brilliant finish from City’s Argentinian World Cup winner, Edson Alvarez.

Adarabioyo told the Evening Standard after the final whistle:

“We were in the game throughout the entire 98 minutes, but obviously didn’t get the result. We’re going to have to forget about this game.”

He gave an insight into facing the formidable Erling Haaland, who scored his 50th goal of an incredible season from the penalty spot after just three minutes at Craven Cottage.

“It’s a very physical battle. He’s a strong and fast guy, so you have to know what you’re coming up against. Every forward has their qualities, and that [shooting on sight] is one of his qualities – everyone knows he can score.”

Fulham, who were already without the services of Aleksandar Mitrovic and Willian before the start of the contest, saw their resources depleted by serious injuries to league ever presents, Tim Ream and Andreas Pereira. The classy centre back didn’t seek to sugar coat how big a blow that could prove to be.

“We’ll have to wait and see for the results of what the injuries are, and we’ll see how they are. They are two players who have featured in every single game this season, so that [says] everything about them being important players for us.”