Liverpool fans react to dramatic win at Fulham — title contenders?

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Liverpool fans are still celebrating Wednesday night’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Fulham, which could just have put them in this season’s title race.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 12, 2014: Liverpool supporters celebrates their side's dramatic 3-2 victory over Fulham during the Premiership match at Craven Cottage. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Liverpool supporters celebrates their side’s dramatic 3-2 victory over Fulham. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was a pulsating game of football, and Liverpool showed superb character to come back from a goal behind twice to equalise and then win it in injury time.

A Kolo Toure own goal had given the home side a surprise lead as early as the eighth minute. The Irvorian international indadvertedly sliced a low Kieron Richardson cross into his own net past Simon Mignolet.

With the Reds looking flat, an inch-perfect through-ball down Fulham’s throat was latched onto by Daniel Sturridge, who scored a precious equaliser just before half time.

More sloppy defending from Liverpool let the Cottagers back into the game, when Richardson smashed home from close range, taking advantage of a defensive mix-up between Martin Skrtel and Jon Flanagan.

After Saturday’s emphatic 5-1 victory over Arsenal, it looked like Liverpool’s away hangover would catch them out again.

That was until Philippe Coutinho‘s low shot from the edge of the area rolled in past goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, who minutes later was replaced by David Stockdale due to injury.

LONDON, ENGLAND - Wednesday, February 12, 2014: Liverpool's captain Steven Gerrard scores the third goal against Fulham from the penalty spot during the Premiership match at Craven Cottage. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Steven Gerrard scores the third goal against Fulham from the penalty spot. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool upped the tempo and went looking for a late winner — which came in the form of a bravely taken Gerrard penalty in the first minute of injury time after Sturridge was tripped by Sascha Riether.

Thea way support went crazy for the massive result, which leaves Liverpool just four points off the top of the Premier League with 12 games to go. Could it be?

We’ve rounded up some of the best reactions from fans on Twitter for your below. Let us know your thoughts on the game and whether Liverpool can be considered title contenders in the comments below, on Twitter @thisisanfield or in our forums.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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