Fulham manager Marco Silva has revealed that the raucous atmosphere at Anfield affected his side's ability to see out the game as Liverpool battled back late on to a dramatic 4-3 win on Sunday.
The Reds were trailing 3-2 and staring down the barrel of a shock defeat with less than five minutes of regular time left to play, when Wataru Endo stepped up and fired into the top corner to level the score.
A minute later, Trent Alexander-Arnold added another beauty to a game full of goal-of-the-season contenders to give Liverpool the win and spark wild celebrations.
Speaking after the match, Fulham boss Silva admitted his team were ultimately undone by Liverpool's fantastic finishing.
“We deserved much more than we took. This afternoon, the way they scored the goals... the first is a world-class free-kick, then a great, great goal from Mac Allister. If Mac Allister stayed for two hours and tried it’s not going to happen, but this is football and he is a world-class player.
“They didn’t create many chances in the first half. The second half they had much more control but we didn’t want to give them space in behind. They had a big chance with (Darwin) Nunez (hitting the crossbar) on the counter, but apart from that nothing more.
“Then we knew that after with the changes it would be more open for us to try to score that (third) goal. We did it in a good style.”
On the late comeback, the Portuguese revealed he wanted to make a substitution to take the sting out of the game but was unable to find a break in play, while the crowd kept the atmosphere frantic.
“It’s just because they are Liverpool,” Silva said. “In the moment they equalised the game, it was a moment we didn’t deserve.
“From that moment I knew there would be a strong reaction. I wanted to make the substitution to calm down the game and the crowd but the game didn’t stop for a minute-and-a-half and they score.
“We know that these games are never 100% under control against these sides, these crowds, all this stuff and they can make something, but the game was more or less under control.
“Then another great finish from the edge of the box, of course in that moment I knew it was (coming) to the end of the match and I wanted to make a change to calm down the game, a bit more the crowd, but in that moment there was a mistake from us and they scored the fourth goal.”