Liverpool’s second home win of the week was tame compared to the drama and fury of the first but a welcome departure for Jürgen Klopp nonetheless. A fifth Premier League victory in succession, Liverpool’s best run of the season, maintained faint hope of Champions League qualification and brought yet another milestone in the glittering Anfield career of Mohamed Salah.
The angry manager on display this time was Marco Silva. Fulham’s manager accused VAR of abdicating its responsibilities and Darwin Núñez of diving for the penalty that decided the game and destroyed his team’s otherwise fine defensive display. Salah converted just as he did against Tottenham on Sunday, and became the first player to score in eight consecutive Liverpool home games. Gordon Hodgson and Luis Suárez scored in eight consecutive home appearances for Liverpool, in 1927-28 and 2014, but their sequences of appearances were interrupted by injury and suspension respectively. Salah now stands fifth on the club’s all-time league goalscorers’ list and one behind Steven Gerrard’s tally of 186 in all competitions. Silva was in no mood to offer praise.
Written by Andy Hunter at Anfield
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/may/03/liverpool-fulham-premier-league-match-report under the title “Mohamed Salah sinks Fulham and keeps Liverpool in touch with top four”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.