ANFIELD, LIVERPOOL // Trent Alexander-Arnold was once again the hero as Liverpool left it late to come from behind and beat Fulham 4-3 in a dramatic encounter.

After Mohamed Salah was denied his 200th goal for the club early on by the offside flag, Liverpool took the lead in spectacular fashion thanks to Alexander-Arnold's stunning free-kick, although the goal has since been attributed to a Bernd Leno own-goal. Fulham though would soon draw level against the run of play, with former Red Harry Wilson managing to squeeze the ball home after being left unmarked.

Liverpool though wasn't doing things by halves, and the hosts' second goal was perhaps even better than the first, with Alexis Mac Allister arrowing the ball into the top corner on the half-volley from 25 yards out for his first goal in red. Fulham hit back once again before the break, with Kenny Tete's goal standing after a VAR check for offside.

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Liverpool had chances to retake the lead after the break, but Darwin Núñez spurned two great opportunities, first hitting the crossbar before turning the ball wide after good work from Salah. The Reds were made to pay for their profligacy when Bobby De Cordova-Reid headed home, and the hosts looked set to head for defeat.

Wataru Endō though set up a dramatic finish as he drew Liverpool level with another superb strike after coming off the bench, before Alexander-Arnold struck a late winner to send Anfield wild. Here are the five things spotted as the game unfolded.

Keeping warm

With the first snow falling overnight for parts of the UK, it made for a very chilly day at Anfield. Certainly not the sort of weather to be standing around in.

So the lengthy stoppage while Bernd Leno received treatment for a head injury wasn’t ideal to say the least. Jürgen Klopp thought quickly as he asked for a couple of balls to be thrown onto the pitch for his side to knock around and keep warm.

It seems not everyone was feeling the cold though. Just five minutes into the game, Ryan Gravenberch could be seen throwing his gloves off the pitch in a somewhat frustrated manner — we’re not entirely sure how having warm hands can affect you that much.

Trent's new trademark

Trent Alexander-Arnold's free-kick was a thing of sheer beauty. Even with his head bandaged up and his eye closing up, there was no way Leno was saving it.

And having scored for the second league game in a row, the Liverpool vice-captain repeated his 'shush' celebration from the draw against Manchester City, complete with a cheeky wink to the crowd. We think he might have found his new trademark.

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Mac Allister's moment finally arrives

What a way to bring up your first goal for the club! Alexis Mac Allister had been made to wait for his moment in the limelight, but he made the most of it when it arrived.

He couldn't have struck his effort any better. Around 25 yards out with the ball bobbling, the Argentine sent it arrowing past the outstretched hand of Leno and into the top corner, leaving his teammates visibly stunned.

His first goal in red, and it looks like it will be a goal of the season contender. Well worth the wait!

New do, same old Darwin

Darwin Núñez certainly caught the eye as he arrived at Anfield showing off a new hairdo. Rather than the usual ponytail, the Uruguayan sported braided pigtails in a dramatic new look.

Unfortunately for him though, it didn't do much to change his luck in front of goal. Once again, Núñez spurned a golden opportunity when set away by Salah on the break, with the striker crashing his strike off the bar when a more delicate touch was perhaps called for. Salah would again set his teammate up again moments later, only for Núñez to get his feet all wrong and turn the ball wide.

The 24-year-old has undoubtedly improved this season, but there is still a big question mark over his finishing. His last goal for Liverpool came against Bournemouth in the League Cup, and he's certainly had plenty of opportunities to add to his tally since then.

With Cody Gakpo waiting in the wings after a double in midweek, the Dutchman may be wondering when his chance is going to come. Klopp might have a decision to make for Sheffield United on Wednesday.

Klopp concern says it all

Klopp looked noticeably concerned when Joël Matip was forced off injured with just over 20 minutes remaining. Having warned of the intensity of the festive period in the build-up to today's game, losing one of his key players this early on in the schedule would have been the last thing he wanted to see.

Fingers crossed for a quick recovery for the Cameroonian. Anything longer, and Klopp may have to dip into the transfer market next month, especially with Ibrahima Konaté and Joe Gomez having not proved to be overly reliable on the fitness front.

Even without Matip's injuries, Liverpool's defensive efforts might have been enough to convince Klopp action is needed in the January window. Even with Alexander-Arnold's late heroics, there is still work needed on Liverpool 2.0.