Info

2 - 0

Competition
Premier League
Date
11 November 2018
Game week
12
Kick-off
13:00
Half-time
1 - 0
Full-time
2 - 0
Venue
Anfield (Liverpool)
Attendance
53128

Goals

Mohamed Salah (G) 41' (assist by: T. Alexander-Arnold)
1 - 0
X. Shaqiri (G) 53' (assist by: A. Robertson)
2 - 0

Commentary

Minute   Description
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It was a better performance from Fulham but they remain rooted to the foot of the table with only five points from 12 games. They head into the international break in a terrible position, and their goal difference of -20 is the second worst in Premier League history. Jokanovic remains under plenty of pressure and could soon be out of a job if results don't improve.
90'+4 FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 2-0 FULHAM
90'+3 Fulham try to push forward on one final attacking move as they attempt to find some joy inside the Liverpool half of the pitch, but they're unable to do so and Liverpool easily hold on. Milner then attacks himself but can't quite pick out a team-mate with a low cross from the right.
90'+2 Liverpool have made a third and final change, with Fabinho making way for Keita.
90'+1 Salah makes another good run into the visitors' box as Liverpool push forward once again. This time he spins and pokes a pass back to Henderson, who crosses but can't pick out a team-mate at the far post.
90' The fourth official has indicated that there will be three minutes of added time.
Salah heads into the right-hand side of the Fulham penalty area after Sessegnon is dispossessed on the halfway line. He cuts on to his left foot and shoots, but Mawson pulls off a great block to stop the Egyptian from testing Rico.
89' Alexander-Arnold makes good progress down the right flank and wins a late corner off Le Marchand. He swings a cross towards the near post but it's underhit and easily dealt with by the visitors.
87' Fulham are pushed deep into their own half of the pitch and almost lose possession in a really dangerous area, but Mawson is just about able to clear the ball after being closed down on the edge of the box.
85' It's been a tough game for Mitrovic, who has really struggled to get involved up front. He's finally able to carve out a chance on goal for himself, but his shot from just outside the penalty area is poorly hit and bounces comfortably wide of the near post.
84' Fulham have made another substitution, with Johansen coming on to replace Anguissa.
83' Vietto breaks into the left-hand side of the Liverpool box and takes on Gomez, but he can't find a way past and has to settle for a corner. Seri's swinging cross is a good one, but Van Dijk is there to get a head on the ball first and send it away from danger.
81' The Liverpool fans give Shaqiri a standing ovation as he makes his way off the pitch to be replaced by Milner.
80' Fulham work the ball around well as they enjoy a decent spell of possession, but it's brought to an end by sloppy play from Anguissa. Salah then tries to burst forward on a counter-attack but Odoi is there to dispossess him with a well-timed sliding tackle.
78' Fulham have made a second switch, with Vietto coming on to take the place of Schurrle out wide.
77' A lofted pass is fired towards Mitrovic and finds the striker, who controls the ball well before being cynically dragged back by Gomez. The referee wastes no time in reaching for a yellow card, but Fulham aren't able to make the free kick count.
75' It's all too easy for Liverpool, who are comfortably managing to keep hold of the ball as Fulham struggle to break out of their own half of the pitch. All belief seems to have left the visitors, who are now only 15 minutes away from suffering their sixth consecutive league defeat.
73' Fulham bring an end to yet another Liverpool attacking move and break forward on an attack of their own, but after doing well over on the right wing, Christie's pass towards Sessegnon is poor and can only find Van Dijk.
71' Liverpool win themselves a corner that causes plenty of problems for Fulham after being sent short. Shaqiri's cross into the box manages to pick out Van Dijk, but the defender can't quite control the ball and eventually loses out to Mitrovic.
69' Henderson receives a rousing round of applause as he makes his way on to the pitch to replace Wijnaldum.
68' This time it's Alexander-Arnold who steps up and shoots from just outside the box, but once again his strike is a poor one and fails to beat the wall. Liverpool are comfortably ahead but haven't done a great job with their free kicks today.
67' Fulham are unable to clear the danger from the edge of their own penalty area, allowing Liverpool to keep pushing forward. Salah eventually receives the ball in a promising position before being barged into by Mawson, resulting in a free kick for the hosts.
65' Sessegnon twists and turns over on the right-hand side of the Liverpool box before poking a pass back to Seri. The recently introduced midfielder then sends a cross towards Mitrovic, but it's poorly hit and far too powerful.
63' Fulham have made their first substitution of the game, with Cairney making way for Seri in midfield.
62' Another great chance for Liverpool! Fulham lose possession and are immediately hit by a quick counter-attack. Firmino charges through the middle of the pitch and tees up Robertson, who shoots and forces Rico into making another decent diving save.
61' Fulham are finally able to embark on an attacking move after finding themselves on the back foot since the break. They're unable to make it count, though, as they run into traffic down the left wing.
60' Surprisingly it's Van Dijk who steps up and shoots from the resulting free kick 30 yards away from goal, but his low strike is fired straight into the wall and fails to test Rico.
59' Not for the first time this afternoon, Chambers dives into a challenge and catches Salah on the top of the foot, leaving the referee with no choice but to show him a yellow card.
58' Shaqiri has been one of Liverpool's best players today, and his goal continues his impressive run of form. He has now either scored or assisted in five of his last six games in all competitions, with two goals and three assists to his name.
57' Liverpool continue to comfortably boss the game as they pile bodies forward once again. They manage to win themselves a corner over on the right wing, but it swings out of play before heading into the penalty area and results in a goal kick.
55' Liverpool are in a commanding position now, and it's really difficult to see any way back into the game for Fulham. They did well to carve out a few good chances in the first half but haven't laid a finger on the home side since the break.
53' That really was a wonderful cross from Robertson, who put the ball on a plate for Shaqiri. Fulham will be frustrated with their defending, though, as once again they didn't react quickly enough and left far too much space available.
GOAL! Shaqiri makes it 2-0 to Liverpool! Once again, Fulham's defence are fast asleep and allow the hosts to take a quick corner. It's sent short and worked back to Robertson, whose brilliantly curling cross sets up Shaqiri to fire a cushioned volley past Rico.
52' Great save by Rico! A lofted pass from Alexander-Arnold is cut out by Odoi, but the defender can only nod the ball down to Shaqiri. He sets up Mane to shoot, and the Senegalese's thumping effort is brilliantly stopped by the outstretched limbs of the Fulham goalkeeper.
51' A poor pass from Firmino fails to find a team-mate and allows Fulham to quickly counter-attack. Mitrovic breaks towards the halfway line but is dragged back by Gomez, who somehow escapes a yellow card for his cynical challenge.
49' Salah steps up and shoots from the set piece, but his curling effort is poorly hit and sails high over the top of the crossbar.
48' Liverpool move the ball around nicely as they work their way down the right wing. A lofted pass picks out Alexander-Arnold, who then knocks the ball down to Shaqiri, and the Switzerland international is immediately fouled by Chambers to win the home side a free kick in a promising position.
46' We're underway once again!
The two teams are making their way back out on to the pitch ahead of the start of the second half. Neither side have made any substitutions during the half-time break.
Fulham have created a few decent chances, but once again they've been let down by poor finishing. Schurrle and Sessegnon have done well on several occasions when breaking forward, but it's going to be incredibly difficult for them to get back into the game now that Liverpool have a goal under their belts. If they attack too much, they'll leave themselves dangerously open at the back, where they've struggled all season.
Despite not looking quite at their best going forward, it always felt as if it was just a matter of time before Liverpool eventually found a way in front. It came under controversial circumstances, though, and Fulham won't be at all happy with the way in which they conceded the opener. Not only were they sloppy defensively, it looked as if Mitrovic was just onside, meaning his headed goal should have counted.
45'+2 HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-0 FULHAM
45'+1 Liverpool try to push forward on one final attacking move before the break, but they're unable to carve out a chance on goal and Fulham avoid going two down. It's been a slightly frustrating afternoon for the Reds, but they deserve to have a goal under their belts at the halfway stage.
45' The fourth official has indicated that there will be just one minute of added time.
43' Fulham quickly push forward as they try to find a way back into the game before the half-time break. Cairney receives the ball in a promising position before teeing up Mitrovic, who shoots but can't beat Alisson with his tame effort.
41' GOAL! Liverpool have taken the lead - 1-0! The home side quickly take the free-kick and fly forward on an incredibly quick counter-attack. Alexander-Arnold fires a pass down the right wing and into the path of Salah, who sprints into the box and fires a low strike past Rico.
That was really clever play by Alexander-Arnold to find Salah, but Fulham were fast asleep and didn't react quickly enough. They were caught with too many bodies forward and were made to pay the price.
38' Mane gets in behind the Fulham defence once again as he tries to burst into the box, but a poor touch denies him the chance to do so and the visitors regain possession. The home fans are starting to get frustrated as we near the half-time break with the scoreline still goalless.
36' Chance for Shaqiri! A clever pass from Robertson finds Mane in a pocket of space inside the penalty area. The Senegalese quickly cuts the ball into the middle of the box and towards Shaqiri, who immediately shoots but sends his first-time effort just wide of the far post.
34' Sessegnon makes his way into the left-hand side of the Liverpool box as Fulham try to carve out another chance on goal. He just about manages to shake off Van Dijk before shooting, but he's off balance and can't test Alisson.
32' Shaqiri does indeed unleash a curling strike from the set-piece, but it's poorly hit by the Switzerland international and fails to beat the Fulham wall. Liverpool then try to regain possession but concede a throw in over on the right wing.
31' Chambers sticks out a leg and catches Fabinho with a late challenge, resulting in a free kick for Liverpool in a very dangerous position 25 yards away from goal. It looks as if Shaqiri's going to step up and shoot, but what can he do with it?
29' Fulham are starting to cause a few problems for Liverpool when pushing forward. Schurrle gets himself into a good position and shoots after not being closed down quickly enough, and he forces Alisson into making an unconvincing save. The goalkeeper pushes the ball out towards Mitrovic, but Liverpool are just about able to clear the danger before the striker can unleash a follow-up strike.
28' Robertson heads down the left flank and cuts inside before sending a pass over to Mane. The Senegalese spins and shoots, but there's too much power behind the effort and it sails over the top of the crossbar.
22' Another great save by Rico! Once again, a quick run into the penalty area causes problems for the Fulham back line, who are slow to react. This time it's Salah who latches on to a clever pass before shooting, but his effort is brilliantly stopped by Rico.
20' Fabinho sends a lovely lofted pass over the top of the Fulham defence and into the path of Alexander-Arnold. The full-back darts on to the ball and manages to unleash a looping header, but he can't quite guide it on target.
18' Shaqiri finds another pocket of space over on the right channel and tries to link up with Salah on the edge of the box, but there are plenty of white shirts back there to deal with the danger. It's all Liverpool at the moment as they continue to pile bodies forward.
16' Liverpool push forward once again after Fulham are unable to clear the danger. Salah breaks into the penalty area before chipping a cross towards Firmino, who barges into Rico and fouls the goalkeeper as they battle for the ball.
13' Shaqiri goes close! Once again, space is left available over on Fulham's left side, where Shaqiri is able to latch on to a well-placed pass. He heads towards the edge of the penalty area and shoots, and his thumping effort ends up flying just a yard or so wide of the near post.
12' A poor pass from Gomez is cut out and the visitors quickly counter-attack. Schurrle's looping cross into the middle of the box goes close to finding Mitrovic, but the striker can't quite reach the ball ahead of Van Dijk.
11' Mane shrugs off three players in the middle of the pitch as he sprints deep into the Fulham half. He then pokes a pass into the path of Salah, but it's slightly overhit and can only find the hands of Rico.
9' Mitrovic muscles his way down the right flank and wins a first corner of the game for Fulham. Schurrle steps up and swings a cross into the penalty area, but it's underhit and easily cleared at the near post.
7' Mane presses well and dispossesses Christie before working the ball over to Shaqiri. The Switzerland international heads towards the box and sets up Alexander-Arnold, and the full-back then sends a mishit cross over the top of the crossbar.
5' Chance for Mane! Alexander-Arnold is left in acres of space out wide, allowing him to burst forward before sending a bouncing cross into the box. It deflects off Firmino and back to Mane, who quickly shoots but sends a poor effort wide of the far post.
3' After an even start to the game, it's Fulham who push forward on the first attack. Schurrle and Mitrovic link up well over on the left wing before the latter spins and tries to find Cairney, but Fabinho is there to get to the ball first.
1' We're off! It's Fulham who get us underway.
The two sides are making their way out on to the pitch, with just a few minutes to go until kick-off.
Fulham substitutes: Marcus Bettinelli, Timothy Fosu-Mensah, Tim Ream, Neeskens Kebano, Stefan Johansen, Jean Michael Seri, Luciano Vietto.
Fulham XI (5-4-1): Sergio Rico; Cyrus Christie, Alfie Mawson, Denis Odoi, Calum Chambers, Maxime Le Marchand; Andre Schurrle, Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa, Tom Cairney, Ryan Sessegnon; Aleksandar Mitrovic.
Liverpool substitutes: Simon Mignolet, Alberto Moreno, Dejan Lovren, Naby Keita, Jordan Henderson, James Milner, Daniel Sturridge.
Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Andrew Robertson; Xherdan Shaqiri, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane.
There’s just over 15 minutes left to go until kick-off, so let’s have a look at how the two teams will be lining up today…
Monday’s defeat against Huddersfield Town was Fulham’s fifth in a row, and for the third time in five games they failed to find the back of the net. Slavisa Jokanovic is understandably under plenty of pressure, and with fixtures against Chelsea and Manchester City coming up soon, things could get worse before they get better for the struggling west London side.
Fulham’s return to the top flight has been an incredibly difficult one. Despite showing some positive signs - particularly going forward - during their opening few fixtures, the Cottagers have been woeful defensively, conceding 29 goals in 11 games. It’s left them bottom of the table and in desperate need of points, even at this relatively early stage of the season.
Only Manchester City have managed to leave Anfield with a point this season, and on only one occasion have Liverpool’s home wins been by a margin of under three goals. West Ham, Southampton and Cardiff City have all lost heavily there, and Fulham will have to be at their very best if they’re to avoid suffering yet another defeat.
Liverpool are one of only three teams yet to lose in the league this season, and today’s clash gives them the opportunity to move to the top of the table ahead of the Manchester derby. The Reds suffered a shock defeat against Red Star Belgrade during the week but will be feeling confident about returning to winning ways against a side rooted to the bottom of the table.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of today’s Premier League game between Liverpool and Fulham at Anfield.

Lineups

R
A
A
3
R. Sessegnon
3
Fabinho
4
V. van Dijk
4
D. Odoi
5
G. Wijnaldum
5
C. Chambers
9
Roberto Firmino
9
A. Mitrović
10
S. Mané
10
T. Cairney
11
Mohamed Salah
12
J. Gomez
13
Alisson
14
A. Schürrle
20
M. Le Marchand
22
C. Christie
23
X. Shaqiri
25
Sergio Rico
26
A. Robertson
26
A. Mawson
29
A. Zambo Anguissa
66
T. Alexander-Arnold
24
14
19
7
8
8
C
C
C

Additional info

Referee
P. Tierney
Assistants
A. Holmes
Fourth official
C. Kavanagh

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Match Stats

Liverpool Fulham
50 Attacks (Dangerous) 22
6 Corners 3
11 Fouls 9
14 Free Kicks 13
8 Goal Kicks 12
2 Offsides 5
6 Shots (blocked) 1
9 Shots (off target) 3
5 Shots (on target) 3
0 Shots (woodwork) 0
28 Throw Ins 29

Regular Season

# Team MP D P
116+2842
216+3641
316+1436
416+2034
516+1534
616+226
715+423
816-123
916+122
1016-222
1116-221
1216-321
1315-320
1416-1514
1516-913
1616-1012
1716-1712
1816-1710
1916-179
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Anfield

Name:
Anfield 
City:
Liverpool 
Capacity:
54074