What a thriller that was! Definitely not the result we expected to see. Fulham have shown that they will put up a fight in the Premier League.
The hosts had a better start to the match and showed more presence. They created more chances in the first half and were unlucky not to have scored a couple of goals.
Liverpool were more quiet, despite having more possession of the ball. Fulham’s hard work paid off not long after the half-hour mark as they struck first.
The Cottagers took the lead at the halfway point through Alexander Mitrovic’s header and Liverpool trailed at half-time.
The second half was much better. Substitute Darwin Nunez scored the equaliser for the visitors. Mitrovic was not done yet as he won a penalty shortly after from Van Dijk’s challenge. The forward slot the ball past Allison and secured a brace in the match.
Liverpool equalised through Mohammed Salah, assisted by Nunez. The match finished in that fashion and both teams shared a point. Here are the player ratings for the match:
Rodak (6) – Robinson (6.5) – Ream (7) – Adarabioyo (7)- Tete (7) – Palhinha (7) – Reed (6.5) – Bobby Reid (7) – Pereira (6.5) – Kebano (6.5) – Mitrovic (9.5)
Substitutes: Manor Solomon (6)
Allison (6) – Robertson(6.5<) – Van Dijk (6.5) – Matip (6.5) – Arnold (7) – Fabinho (7) – Thiago (7) – Henderson (7.5) – Diaz (6.5) – Firmino (6.5) – Salah (8)
Substitutes: Darwin (7.5) – Milner (6) – Elliot (6.5) – Carvalho (6.5)
Liverpool will face Crystal Palace in Anfield on Monday, 15th August, while Fulham will lock horns with Wolves next Saturday at the Molineux Stadium.