Liverpool did just enough to take a point away from their meeting with Fulham, with Mohamed Salah‘s penalty salvaging a dismal performance in the 1-1 draw.
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Fulham 1-1 Liverpool
Premier League (12), Craven Cottage
December 13, 2020
Goals: Decordova-Reid 26’; Salah pen 79′
Craven Cottage was the backdrop with 2,000 Fulham supporters in attendance and they would have been best pleased with what they saw as they took the game to Liverpool – who struggled to respond.
While the hosts were lively and forced four big saves from Alisson, the Reds were sloppy and lacked any ingenuity across the park and while VAR rightly denied a penalty, Fulham soon had their chance.
After being frustrated by Liverpool’s No. 1, Bobby Decordova-Reid scored after taking advantage of the Reds’ inability to clear from a corner – leading to Klopp cutting a very frustrated figure on the sideline.
The second half saw the Reds step up the tempo and aggression, penning Fulham into their defensive third.
Jordan Henderson looked destined to level the scores after being fed the ball unmarked bearing down on goal, only for his left-footed strike to find the ‘keeper.
The performance was lacklustre at best, but the result was one which sees Liverpool join Tottenham at the top of the league once more ahead of their meeting at Anfield on Wednesday.