Liverpool get last laugh in seven-goal thriller with Fulham
Trent Alexander-Arnold scored late and Liverpool extended its unbeaten run to seven games in a wild 4-3 win over Fulham at Anfield on Sunday.
Alexander-Arnold also hit a free kick that turned into a Bernd Leno own goal, while Alexis Mac Allister and Wataru Endo also scored as Liverpool led twice but had to come back from a 3-2 deficit to win at home.
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Harry Wilson, Kenny Tete, and Bobby Decordova-Reid scored for Fulham, who led until Endo’s 87th-minute leveler.
USMNT man Antonee Robinson assisted Wilson’s goal, and became the first American player to record an assist in three consecutive Premier League appearances and the first to do in the five major European leagues since at least 2006-07 (Opta).
Liverpool pulls into second place with 31 points, two behind Arsenal, while Fulham’s 15 points are good for 14th place. That total has the Cottagers eight clear of the bottom three.
Reds ready to fight fire with fire
Liverpool’s defense is not going to be lauded often this season unless it’s for their contributions to the attack, and Jurgen Klopp’s desire to defend from the front may indeed be his best bet at winning a title.
But this Liverpool is also what we’ve loved about their rise under the German mastermind. They can go-go-go and — unlike last season — never look like they lack belief that a result is possible even when performances are down.
Trent Alexander-Arnold continues to impress in possession and look at the confidence with which he arrives to the danger areas. Liverpool may not be able to sustain a tight push this season but the Reds are going to go out of their way to go for it, and go for it with vigor.
And, really, why not?
Fulham hosts Forest on Wednesday and West Ham on Sunday, while Liverpool’s away to Sheffield United on Wednesday and Crystal Palace on Saturday.
Liverpool vs Fulham final score: 3-4
Goal: Alexander-Arnold (20', 88'), Wilson (24'), Mac Allister (39'), Tete (45'+4), Decordova-Reid (80')
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Bobby Decordova-Reid goal!
The Cottagers go in front!
Kenny Tete overcooks a cross but Willian is there to collect it.
The ex-Chelsea man finds Tom Cairney, who clips a cross to the back post.
Decordova-Reid rises above Kostas Tsimikas and nods past Kelleher. Wow.
Kenny Tete goal: VAR yields 2-2
Here’s VAR’s necessity, as Kenny Tete is definitely onside to level the score again for the underdog visitors.
Tete is just onside as he reacts quickly with the outside of his boot to push a header past Caoiminh Kelleher.
Alexis Mac Allister goal video
This one’s even better than Alexander-Arnold’s goal!
A ball bounces into the midfield, about 30 yards out from goal.
Alexis Mac Allister moves it toward goal and, about 25 away, lets loose with a ball that swerves viciously in mid-air to leave Fulham backstop Bernd Leno out to lunch.
Incredible hit. 2-1, Liverpool.
Harry Wilson goal (video)
Fulham’s got an answer, and the ex-Liverpool man does not celebrate as the Cottagers make it 1-1 completely against the run of play.
The assist goes to USMNT man Antonee Robinson, the second-straight game with a helper and Jedi’s third of the Premier League season.
Trent Alexander-Arnold goal (video): Sensational free kick spun off the bar
What a delightful viewing experience from TAA, whose spinning free kick rocks the bottom of the bar flies into the back of the net.
Focus on Liverpool, injury news
OUT: Alisson (thigh), Diogo Jota (undisclosed), Andrew Robertson (shoulder), Stefan Bajcetic (calf), Thiago Alcantara (groin)
Focus on Fulham, injury news
OUT: Adama Traore (hamstring), Issa Diop (foot), Rodrigo Muniz (knee)