Liverpool were at their attacking best to completely dominate a fragile Fulham side and inflict a second consecutive 4-0 defeat on The Cottagers at Anfield.
Liverpool 4-0 Fulham
Saturday, 9th November 2013
Liverpool – and captain Steven Gerrard in particular – bounced back from defeat at Arsenal by ruthlessly seeing off Fulham courtesy of some excellent attacking play.
Brendan Rodgers opted to change the shape of his side, returning a back four and recalling Daniel Agger; while also having the rare luxury of having all his attacking quarter of Gerrard, Philippe Coutinho, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge available.
Gerrard set-up the first two, both from excellent deliveries; the first an own goal by Amorebieta at the near post, the second a powerful header from centre back Martin Skrtel.
Suarez made it three, tucking away a superb through-ball from the ever-impressive Jordan Henderson.
And Suarez scored his eighth goal of the season to take him level on goals with Sturridge and Sergio Aguero as the Premier League‘s top goalscorer – despite missing the opening five games!
Liverpool controlled the game from start to finish, creating more chances and pressing high up the pitch. They had 68% of possession and a record for this season in the League of 32 shots.
In these types of home games we’re starting to see “death by football”.
It’s another international break now — then the small matter of a Merseyside derby!