Liverpool go top of the table with win over Fulham

Ross Houston
November 12, 2018

- Fulham have conceded 31 goals from their first 12 Premier League games this season; only Barnsley in 1997-98 conceded more goals at this stage of a Premier League campaign (35).

Indeed, they had the ball in the net 14 seconds before the Reds struck, only for an offside flag to chalk off Aleksandar Mitrovic's header at the Kop end.

"On the other hand side, if you watch the situation back it was a very good routine of Fulham, I have to say".

Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson quickly passed the ball to Trent Alexander-Arnold whose flawless pass released Salah to put the ball in the Fulham net seconds after the visitors' thought they had taken the lead. That was brilliant - Alisson, Trent and Mo, done.

"If a player is fit and is called up, then they go".


"It's harsh on them but that's what all the top teams do and luckily we managed to do that".

The German tactician, however, stated that he always prefer for his players to stay out of worldwide games but as with Keita's case, it would be a chance to get back to training and playing.

Robertson swung in a looping cross and Shaqiri was left unmarked at the back post to send a cushioned volley past Rico.

"So that was a bit tricky, but apart from that I thought the boys did really well".

Liverpool manager Klopp had asked his team to rediscover the joy in their football following their shock midweek Champions League defeat by Red Star Belgrade, and it nearly arrived 15 minutes in.


"In this country normally you can not show disrespect to the referee and this is a problem because it's shown disrespect to my team, myself and Fulham supporters", said Jokanovic, who is under scrutiny after seven successive defeats left the Cottagers bottom of the table.

Liverpool chose to stroll through the final 20 minutes as their unbeaten top-flight run at Anfield was extended to 27 games with a victory which will keep them top heading into the global break, if rivals Manchester United can do them a favour against City later today.

As the global break now arrives, Klopp said he is happy for Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson, who both appeared as substitutes after hamstring injuries, to join up with their respective national teams.

"I don't want to compare it, but against Arsenal we scored a clearer goal which was not offside and didn't get it".


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