Liverpool’s miserable run of Anfield form has stretched on to six straight defeats as relegation battling Fulham picked up a 1-0 win on Merseyside.

The defending champions have now slipped further behind in the race for the Champions League as Scott Parker’s improving side edge to within touching distance of safety.

Despite finding themselves struggling down the bottom it was Fulham who posed the biggest threat early on as Josh Maja fired wide and former Everton star Ademola Lookman was inches away from a spectacular opener.

Jurgen Klopp’s side were much less free flowing before the break with Xherdan Shaqiri’s whipped free kick their best chance of the first 45.

And with the Reds unable to get a grip before half time Mario Lemina pounced on Mo Salah’s error inside the box to fire past Alisson.

But with Klopp’s half time message ringing in their ears the hosts were transformed after the restart as Alphonse Areola produced a world class stop to keep out Diogo Jota.

Fulham stuck to their task in the final half hour as Liverpool probed and pushed to break them down.

But despite substitute Sadio Mane’s header clipping the post the Cottagers back line cruised through to the final whistle.

Full Time at Anfield it’s Liverpool 0 Fulham 1

To hear this story on your smart speaker just say “Open Sport Social and play me the Liverpool/Fulham Match Report”.

About the author

Feargal Brennan

Journalist

Related posts

Liverpool seal vital late 2-1 win over Aston Villa audio
Liverpool have forced their way back into the Premier League Top Four as they picked up a last gasp 2-1 win over Aston Villa.
Struggling Fulham slip to late 1-0 Wolves defeat audio
Fulham’s chance of avoiding Premier League relegation have been dealt another blow as they slipped to stoppage time defeat against Wolves.
Premier League: Liverpool v Aston Villa audio
Liverpool continue their pursuit of Champions League football next season when they welcome Aston Villa to Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.
Premier League: Fulham v Wolves audio
Fulham have another chance to climb out of the bottom three on Friday night, as they host out-of-form Wolves
Say Hello to The Sport Social Podcast Network…
Athletics Basketball Cricket Fight Sports Football Golf Horse Racing Motor Racing Rugby Tennis
Create, Discover, Listen