Liverpool 2-1 Fulham player ratings: Lallana dynamic and Alexander-Arnold menaced

Liverpool 2-1 Fulham player ratings: Lallana dynamic and Alexander-Arnold menaced

"We probably took more positives from previous year than negatives but it's a bitter pill to swallow when you lose the final of the Champions League and the way we went down".

"Never ever wanted any of our player to leave our club but I'd really love to see Shaqiri leave us and shine somewhere else", said one.

Virgil van Dijk made an uncharacteristic error against Fulham on Sunday afternoon as Liverpool secured a huge three points at Craven Cottage. "Everyone criticised Neuer for the first goal but it was world class from Sadio". Obviously beating Burnley at home was hard, as they are in a similar position to what Fulham are in, and we fell behind there.

The result means Liverpool go two points clear of City at the top of the table, having played a game more, while Fulham stay 13 points from safety with nine matches remaining.

"He could have had a few more actually but the goal he scored just shows you how confident he is just now", the No.26 said of Mane.

Andy Robertson was the provider as Georginio Wijnaldum headed a good opportunity over at the far post before Rico was called into action to deny Van Dijk.

Liverpool were caught out and without Salah's help, Fulham's chances of equalising would have been greatly higher.

The most important thing was the three points.

Liverpool now hold a two-point lead over City, but the champions have a game in hand.

Another howler, this time by Rico, decided the contest as the keeper spilled a tame Mohamed Salah shot and then hauled down Mane who pounced on the rebound, leaving Milner to stroke home the victor from the spot.

Everton went 2-0 up in the 72nd minute when Sigurdsson tucked the ball in past Arrizabalaga after his penalty kick was saved by the Chelsea goalkeeper following a foul in the box on Richarlison by Marcos Alonso.

Chelsea had been unlucky not to score after a bright start.

He has also drawn level with Harry Kane, Piere-Emerick Aubameyang and his team-mate Mohamed Salah on 17 goals to put him joint second in the Premier League top scorers list.

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