Liverpool 4-3 Fulham: Klopp and the Reds Won 7 goal Premier League thriller at Anfield
On Sunday afternoon, Liverpool and Fulham fought out a Premier League thriller, with the Reds coming from behind with two late goals to win 4-3 at Anfield.
Liverpool took the lead thanks to Trent Alexander-Arnold’s superb free kick, which bounced off the bar and into the net off the back of Fulham custodian Bernd Leno. However, poor defence allowed the Cottagers to level when USMNT player Antonee Robinson cut the ball back for Harry Wilson to score.
Soon after, Alexis Mac Allister delivered an unstoppable shot from distance that left Leno with no chance. Kenny Tete scored from a corner to put Liverpool ahead before halftime.
Darwin Nunez struck the crossbar in the second half, and the hosts were ultimately punished for not capitalising on their opportunities when three Fulham replacements combined to put them ahead. With 10 minutes remaining, Willian’s sophisticated inside pass found Tom Cairney, whose cross towards the back post was converted by Bobby Decordova-Reid.
Wataru Endo responded in the 87th minute, and Alexander-Arnold chested the ball down before unleashing a cracking effort only one minute later.
It wasn’t Liverpool’s greatest performance, but they scored four high-quality goals to keep the Premier League championship battle alive.
Liverpool scored some spectacular goals, including one by Mac Allister that is a candidate for goal of the season. After some poor defending, the Reds’ chance creation put them through.
Liverpool’s defence must improve if they are to remain in the championship race, since they might be punished by greater opponents on another day.
On paper, this did not appear to be the finest Premier League game. Liverpool were not at their best coming into the game, and the Cottagers had won only one of their first seven away games. Fulham deserve a lot of credit; they showed a lot of determination at Anfield, and they were the superior team in the first half.
How frequently can a custodian honestly claim that none of the four goals he allowed were his fault? Today, Bernd Leno had to wear a hefty strapping due to a gash above the eye caused by a collision with Luis Diaz.
Liverpool has some doubts; they conceded one from a corner and were fortunate to have another disallowed. Although Alisson Becker may have saved the second goal that squirmed past Caoimhin Kelleher, the drive with which they attack teams and not being solely reliant on the front three to score are reasons why they may remain in contention until late in the season.