As part of the Premier League Day 31, Fulham hosted Liverpool at Craven Cottage. A crucial meeting for both teams in many ways. Side Cottagers, it was absolutely necessary to win to maintain a slim hope of maintenance. Scott Parker was 4-2-3-1 with power, including Jean-Michael Seri and Andre-Franck Zambo-Anguissa in the middle. Red's side wins this afternoon made it possible for the men of Jürgen Klopp to win first place in Manchester City.
To achieve this, the German coach chose his traditional 4-3-3 with Firmino, Mané, Salah peak. In the first quarter of an hour, Reds gained possession without gaining francs. At his first chance, Liverpool opened the scoring. At the entrance to the surface, Mané warned Firmino on the left. The Brazilian striker infiltrated the box and crossed Mané on the six-meter mark that mounted Rico (0-1, 26th). Reds had another option after half an hour of play. Robertson tumbled down the left lane and kicked a heavy shot well off Rico (35th).
The amazing blunder of Van Dijk
When the wardrobe came back, Fulham had the worst of difficulty. Liverpool always took the game alone. Robertson went to the left of the goal for Wijnaldum, whose header passed (50 & # 39;). Reds pushed to score the second goal. Fabinho crosses for Van Dijk, whose head was rejected by Rico (55). After playtime, Cottager was much more aggressive and jostled their opponent. On a ball that was poorly returned by the defense of the reds, Zambo-Anguissa shot a fine volley well taken by Alisson (68). Jürgen Klopp's men hardly missed the knockout. At one corner of Alexander-Arnold, Mane looked at his first post at the top of the cross (73).
Seconds later, Fulham returned to the score. On a ball that was poorly negotiated by Milner, Van Dijk returned to Alisson, who was overtaken by Babel. The Dutch forward was in front of the Brazilian goalkeeper and pushed the leather on the back of the net (1-1, 74.). But another turn of the fight was to take action in favor of Liverpool. On a strike harmless Salah, Rico released the ball and held by Jersey Mané who had followed well. The judge was logical to indicate the penalty. James Milner transformed the sentence (1-2, 81e). A relief for the reds who got a new opportunity. Mané changed Salah, who lost his duel to Rico (86th). At the end of the thrill, the Liverpool won the prize and seized Premier League's leading position.