On the 31st day of the Premier League, Fulham hosted Liverpool at Craven Cottage. In many ways an important meeting for both teams. It was absolutely necessary for the cottagers to assert themselves in order to maintain their hope of upkeep. Scott Parker was 4-2-3-1 with a tenure of Jean-Michael Seri and Andre-Franck Zambo-Anguissa in the middle. With the victory of the Reds this afternoon, the men of Jürgen Klopp could win the first place in Manchester City.
To achieve this, the German coach decided for his traditional 4-3-3 with Firmino, Mané, Salah Peak. In the first quarter of an hour, the Reds gained possession, without getting open opportunities. At his first opportunity, Liverpool opened the scores. At the entrance to the surface Mané Firmino alerted on the left side. The Brazilian striker broke into the box and passed Rico after six meters (0: 1, 26). After half an hour, the Reds had another opportunity: Robertson crashed down the left lane and kicked a strong shot from Rico (35.).
The incredible mistake of Van Dijk
When the locker room came back, Fulham had the most trouble. Liverpool has always done the game alone. Robertson crossed the left for Wijnaldum, whose header (50th) crossed the line. The Reds pressed on the second goal. Fabinho crosses for Van Dijk, whose head was knocked off by Rico (55 '). After the hour of the game, the Cottagers were much more aggressive and crowded their opponents. Zambo-Anguissa shot a ball that was badly set back by the Red defense with a nice volley shot from Alisson (68 '). The men of Jürgen Klopp have hardly missed the knockout. At a corner that hit Alexander Arnold, Mane saw at the first post that his head touched the tip of the cross (73).
Seconds later, Fulham returned to the result. On a poorly negotiated ball by Milner Van Dijk turned for Alisson, who was overtaken by Babel. The Dutch striker was in front of the Brazilian goalkeeper and pushed the leather into the back of the net (1-1, 74.). But another round of the game would intervene in favor of Liverpool. In a harmless strike by Salah Rico released the ball and held the jersey Mané, which was well followed. The referee logically indicated the penalty point. James Milner reversed the sentence (1-2, 81e). A relief for the Reds who are opening up a new opportunity. Mané relocated Salah, who lost his duel against Rico (86.). At the end of the break Liverpool won the bet and re-conquered the leading position of the Premier League.