Liverpool rescue win over Fulham as Mohamed Salah stutters once again

Mar 19, 2019, 00:44
Liverpool rescue win over Fulham as Mohamed Salah stutters once again

The Cottagers will go into this game as the firm underdogs against Jurgen Klopp's side who will be fired up, knowing that a win will take them to the top of the standings.

Liverpool hold a two point lead over reigning champions Manchester City, although Pep Guardiola's side have a game in hand against Manchester United.

Liverpool were in complete control at the break, but Fulham woke up in the second half and began threatening - with Babel leading them on the counterattack.

Fulham's terrible defending all season is the reason they are heading back to the Championship after just one season back in the top flight, and the hosts gave Juergen Klopp's men a much-needed gift when goalkeeper Sergio Rico bundled over Mane and Milner secured all three points from the spot.

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The Reds were pinned back in the second-half by former player Ryan Babel after he capitalised on Virgil van Dijk and Alisson's mix-up.

Liverpool completed a clean sweep of four English sides into the quarter-finals of the Champions League with a highly impressive 3-1 win at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Fulham boss Scott Parker, who replaced Claudio Ranieri as the boss at Craven Cottage was looking for the positives after another damaging defeat for the west Londoners.
"The back end of the game we came strong and caused Liverpool some problems".

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Andy Robertson feels Liverpool head into the global break on the back of "a massive week" as they remain in the hunt for a Champions League and Premier League double.

The 26-year-old has been particularly aided by his understanding with fellow Liverpool forwards Salah and Roberto Firmino, with the trio creating a devastating attack in the last two seasons.

It was Mane's seventh goal in the last five games and that run has been well timed considering Mohamed Salah's now seven-game drought.

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