Liverpool 4-3 Fulham: Player Ratings

Liverpool staged a remarkable late comeback to beat Fulham 4-3 in a thrilling game at Anfield on Sunday afternoon.

The Reds made a lively start to proceedings at Anfield as they looked to pick up from where they left off on Thursday night against LASK and it didn't take long for them to take the lead against Fulham.

Trent Alexander-Arnold fired an exquisite a free-kick in off the underside of the crossbar with 20 minutes played, although the ball slightly ricocheted off the back of Fulham goalkeeper Bernd Leno and has ultimately gone down as an own goal.

However, former Red Harry Wilson produced an equaliser for the visitors just five minutes later, Fulham finding far too much space down Liverpool's right and the Welshman converting Antonee Robinson's cross.

Liverpool would find themselves back in front five minutes before the break, Alexis Mac Allister netting his first Liverpool goal in sublime style. With the ball bouncing from 25 yards out, the Argentine leathered an effort into the far top corner with aplomb.

But once again they would be pegged back by Fulham, Kenny Tete bundling the ball home from a corner in first-half stoppage-time, with Caoimhin Kelleher not covering himself in glory.

Despite plenty of endeavour and a fair few opportunities in the second half for the Reds, it was Fulham who would score first, Tom Cairney's cross converted by Bobby Decordova-Reid at the far post.

However, substitute Wataru Endo would thump home a wonderful effort from the edge of the area to bring the Reds level with three minutes to go, with Alexander-Arnold striking a late winner beyond Leno to give Liverpool a stunning victory.

Here are the player ratings from a remarkable afternoon's football.


CAOIMHIN KELLEHER (GK): 4

Would Alisson have saved Wilson's near-post effort? Possibly. Would he have saved Fulham's second? Possibly. The drop-off from Alisson is enormous, with Kelleher not convincing for either goal.

Not his best outing.

TRENT ALEXANDER-ARNOLD (RB): 8

Unfortunate not to be credited with the opener which has gone down as a Leno own goal. Regardless, it was a great strike from Alexander-Arnold, who stepped up when needed with a late winner for the Reds.

Fulham's best opportunities came down the space he vacated on the right flank, including Wilson's first-half effort, but ultimately he performed well individually.

JOEL MATIP (CB): 6

His poor pass led to the opening Fulham goal and was part of a disjointed defence, especially in the first half. Had to be withdrawn through injury in the second half. Subbed.

VIRGIL VAN DIJK (CB): 7

Imposing in the physical battle with Raul Jimenez and the best of Liverpool's defenders - in a defensive sense at least. Mopped up well and was often left very exposed as the Reds bombed forward looking for a winner.

KOSTAS TSIMIKAS (LB): 6

Generally solid display from the defender who did offer some threat down the left flank. Bullied at the far post for Fulham's third.

DOMINIK SZOBOSZLAI (CM): 6

Some neat touches from the Hungarian, who also won the free-kick for Liverpool's opener. However, his influence waned as the game wore on. Subbed.

ALEXIS MAC ALLISTER (CM): 7

What a way to score your first Liverpool goal. The World Cup winner was solid throughout, putting in one of his better performances in that holding role. However, that goal is all he will be remembered for in this one. Subbed.

RYAN GRAVENBERCH (CM): 7

Such a positive influence from midfield, always looking forward in a bid to make something happen. He couldn't always find the final pass but he certainly gets you on the edge of your seat. Subbed.

MOHAMED SALAH (RW): 6

Tried to make things happen down the right-hand side but wasn't at his blistering best. Wasn't able to find his 200th Liverpool goal and skied a good chance late on.

DARWIN NUNEZ (ST): 5

Donning a new hairstyle, Nunez left a lot to be desired in the first half. He picked up some good positions but was incredibly erratic in his final pass and decision-making, losing the ball far too frequently. Better in the second half, striking the crossbar at one point, but fluffed some big chances.

LUIS DIAZ (LW): 6

Not his busiest performance down the left and was rarely too involved in and around the box. Saw a couple of efforts comfortably held by Leno.

SUBSTITUTES

CODY GAKPO (SZOBOSZLAI 65'): 7

A positive influence in the final third, his effort eventually leading to the winner.

JOE GOMEZ (MAC ALLISTER 65'): 6

Came on at right-back and played the inverted role. Didn't make a huge impact.

IBRAHIMA KONATE (MATIP 68'): 6

Perhaps could have done better for the third, beaten by Cairney fairly easily.

WATARU ENDO (GRAVENBERCH 83'): 8

A strike that will endear him to the Liverpool fans. Exactly what you want from your subs.

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