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Liverpool earn a draw that tastes like defeat against Fulham in London

By Charles Cornwall

Liverpool earn a draw that tastes like defeat against Fulham in London

El equipo consiguió el 2 a 2 en Londres, gracias a los goles de Mohamed Salah y Darwin Nunez. 

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Liverpool were held to a 2-2 draw by Fulham in London. The hosts began the game on the front foot and signalled an instant threat inside the opening minute through Mitrovic who prodded a shot wide of the post. Klopp’s side threatened for the first time on the 15-minute mark, seeing Luis Diaz curl an effort into the net only to be denied by the offside flag following Andy Robertson’s earlier forward run.

Salah’s header flew wide a short while later while Joel Matip was forced to block a drive from outside the box. Fulham had the lead just after the half hour mark, Mitrovic leaping highest at the back-post to head home a Neeskens Kebano cross. The Reds almost had an instant reply before half-time, though, as Diaz slid inches from Robertson’s low ball before the winger struck the woodwork with another dipping shot.

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Second half

Liverpool made a double substitution early in the second period, introducing both Nunez and Harvey Elliott from the bench - the latter replacing Thiago in a forced change. It was the hosts who almost struck again with Kebano hitting the post thanks to a well-hit shot from inside the box.

Nunez and Salah combined to force Marek Rodak into a point-blank save after the hour, though levelled for the Reds in an identical move just a minute later. Salah delivered low from the right and the No.27 produced a clever flick to even the scoring.

Fulham cleared off the line from another Nunez effort while Diaz saw a volley deflected wide of the post. Against the run of play, the hosts won a penalty as Virgil van Dijk tangled with Mitrovic after a swift counter.

Following a VAR check to confirm, the striker converted from 12-yards to restore the advantage for Marco Silva's outfit. The Reds responded and again levelled the encounter inside the final 10 minutes of the match.

A ball forward from Trent Alexander-Arnold found Nunez, whose touch fell to Salah to slide the loose ball into the net from close-in. Jordan Henderson struck the crossbar from distance in added time though the Reds had to settle for a draw.
 


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