Liverpool returns to Premier League action again today after comfortably beating LASK in the Europa League midweek. It is fair to say that Fulham will pose considerably more of a test than the visitors from Austria did, though the away end will be much less loud and coordinated.

It marks the beginning of a big week for Liverpool, with matches against Sheffield United and Crystal Palace to come. While Fulham will not be easy, it will at least be at Anfield, with the other two fixtures away from home and in quick succession. Having played Wednesday night, another early kick-off awaits next weekend at Selhurst Park.

Nothing short of three wins will be enough for Liverpool as it attempts to keep pace with Arsenal and Manchester City. Pep Guardiola's side has a trip to Aston Villa to face on Wednesday night in what will be a big test where it is more than possible it could drop points. The Reds have to patiently wait for chances like that and then capitalize.

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As we wait for kick-off today at Anfield, here are the latest stories that you can't afford to miss. We start with a look at Jude Bellingham or more accurately, some Reds players who are performing similarly.

Jude Bellingham part of something strange

When Liverpool missed out on Jude Bellingham in the summer and he instead headed for Real Madrid, the Reds opted to spread the money that would have been invested in the former Birmingham City man in multiple players. Bellingham remains an elite talent, and maybe even the best player in the world on current form, but Liverpool got some top-class stars to compensate.

Additionally, Liverpool also has more players stylistically like Bellingham than anyone else does. The data shows that Liverpool has as many as four players Alexis Mac Allister, Dominik Szoboszlai, Harvey Elliott and Ryan Gravenberch — who play similarly to the England star in an uncanny (partial) coincidence. James Martin has more if you click here.

Liverpool to find out if post-Moisés Caicedo plan worked

When Liverpool was rebuilding its midfield department, Bellingham was not the only expensive option that it missed out on. Moisés Caicedo, of course, was the subject of a then-British record bid from Liverpool, only for him to prefer Chelsea instead.

When that move (and subsequently the one for Roméo Lavia) broke down, someone else was required after Jordan Henderson and Fabinho's exits for Saudi Arabia. Wataru Endō was the man who was selected.

So far, the Japan captain has proven good enough to be a rotation option for the Europa League and early rounds of the Carabao Cup, but what about next year and beyond when the Reds are back in the Champions League? After all, he signed a four-year deal.

Liverpool is about to find out, with a season-defining run coming. Endō will be needed to rotate in more often in the Premier League and perhaps against West Ham in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals, and that will be a test of where he is really at. Matt Addison explores what his future might look like with the full article if you click here.