Liverpool moved closer to 4th-placed Manchester United in the Premier League after defeating Fulham at Anfield as the Reds continue their chase of the Champions League spot for next season.
Liverpool are currently in 5th place with 59 points in 34 matches. While Manchester United are in 4th place on the Premier League table with 63 points in 32 matches.
Mohamed Salah scored from the penalty spot after Issa Diop’s challenge on Darwin Nunez. Salah’s goal was his 17th goal in the Premier League.
Liverpool should be thankful to Alisson for making beautiful saves in the match.
How Liverpool Defeated Fulham in the Premier League
Fulham got their chance in the 4th minute of the match, but they were unable to convert the chance. A few minutes later, Mohamed Salah’s curve shot beat Leno, but it was not able to go into the net.
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp seems to be a little bit disappointed about Salah not converting the chance.
Another chance came for Fulham, with Vinicius forcing Alisson into a save from the 15-yard box.
Liverpool came closer to scoring in the 19th minute, but Luis Diaz’s attempt went through his players without any of them making contact.
In the 36th minute, Darwin Nunez was fouled in the box after a little contact with Fulham defender Diop and a penalty was awarded.
Liverpool had the breakthrough in the 37th minute after Salah converted from the penalty spot.
In the second half, Liverpool came back pressing Fulham, with Diaz beating two Fulham defenders, and he gave the ball to Salah, who immediately played the ball above the net.
Fulham never seem to relent on finding the equalizer, and they came close after Willian played a through ball to Vinicius, who comfortably hit the ball, but his attempt was stopped by Alisson.
In the 81st minute, Jordan Henderson tried a shot from outside the box, but it went wide, and Fulham goalkeeper Leno’s stretching looked unnecessary.
Liverpool decided to sit back in the remaining time of the second half and play with all their strength to secure all three points.
It was the first time this season that Liverpool had won five matches in a row.
What Next For Liverpool And Fulham
Liverpool will play another home game, and it is going to be against Brentford on May 6, 2023.
Liverpool have all their eyes glued on the Champions League spot and want to win their remaining matches in the Premier League.
With their current form and no injury worries for attackers, it is possible for them to heavily defeat Brentford, who have always been a menace to the Reds.
On the other hand, Fulham will welcome Leicester City to Craven Cottage on May 6, 2023.
Fulham had already given up on their European ambitions, and they are looking forward to ending the season on a good note.
Leicester City want to secure a Premier League stay, and it is going to be a tough match with intensity and strength.