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Liverpool suffer SIXTH straight home defeat

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  • Fulham took a deserved lead on the stroke of halftime when Mario Lemina dispossessed Salah before burying the ball into the far corner with a powerful strike.

ENGLISH Premiership side Liverpool suffered a sixth successive Premier League defeat at home after going down 1-0 to Fulham on Sunday.

Jurgen Klopp made eight changes to the side that loss to Chelsea, with the likes of Sadio Mane and Trent Alexander-Arnold dropping to the bench as Diogo Jota and Neco Williams were among the changes to come in.

Salah kept his spot in the side and nearly got the opening goal on 14 minutes, but Ola Aina got back to deny the Egyptian with the net gaping.

Ademola Lookman continued to terrorise down the left flank, which nearly resulted in the opener on 34 minutes but his strike deflected out for a corner,

With the struggling to carve chances in open player, Shaqiri went close four minutes later with a curling free-kick that sailed inches over the crossbar.

Fulham took a deserved lead on the stroke of halftime when Mario Lemina dispossessed Salah before burying the ball into the far corner with a powerful strike.

With the Reds struggling to break Fulham down in the second half, Mane was eventually introduced on the hour mark for Georginio Wijnaldum.

The change nearly paid off on 70 minutes when the Senegalese got on the end of Naby Keita’s cross, but his towering header crashed against the frame of the goal.

However, that proved to be the home side’s final real opening of the second half as Fulham did well to stifle the three and claim a vital three points. — Online 🔺

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