LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, November 11, 2018: Liverpool's Xherdan Shaqiri celebrates scoring the second goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Fulham FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

“Shaqiri is a gem” but Reds “still not quite clicking” – Liverpool fans react to 2-0 win vs. Fulham

It was another routine win for Liverpool, but again not the most convincing or exciting performance.

Liverpool 2-0 Fulham

Premier League, Anfield
Sunday, 11 November 2018

Goals: Salah 41′, Shaqiri 53′.

A lightning-quick counter-attack saw Mohamed Salah open the scoring just 13 seconds after Fulham had a goal of their own disallowed.

Salah finished well for his eighth goal of the season, having been released down the right by Trent Alexander-Arnold.

The home side doubled the lead early in the second half, with Xherdan Shaqiri continuing to impress and delivering a controlled volley from Andy Robertson‘s cross to make the scoreline more comfortable.

The win moves Liverpool, at least temporarily, to the top of the table, but with both Chelsea and Man City in action later in the day it’s unlikely it will stay that way.

Next up is the international break, with Watford away in a fortnight.

Here’s how fans saw the game via social media on Sunday.

Shaqiri certainly earned praise for his display again

“Shaqiri is such a little gem. He’s effortlessly made the step up from Stoke.” – Krimson on the forums.

“Another win, clean sheet and still firmly in the title race. Still not at our best but it’s a win, I think Shaqiri needs to be a regular starter now.” – Kieran David on Facebook.

“A professional but fairly unexciting performance. Disappointed it wasn’t 8-0 but I’ll settle for the three points.

Shaqiri MoM in my book, although Mo was almost back to his old self.” – legalalien on the forums.


Again, the actual performance itself wasn’t the most convincing



A positive was that both goals were assisted by full backs

“Will take it, it’s weird though, 9-3-0 & there’s a bit of frustration/concern there about our performances, that first half we would’ve been punished by a decent team.

Robertson MOM quite easily.” – Red Ted on the forums.


But there is much debate now about Salah and Firmino’s roles in the recent change of system

“Front 3 still not in sync like last year. Would’ve been 5-2 last year.” – on Facebook.




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