ANFIELD, LIVERPOOL // Trent Alexander-Arnold scored a fabulous free-kick and a dramatic late winner as Liverpool rallied from 3-2 down to beat Fulham 4-3 in a thriller at Anfield. After Alexander-Arnold gave the Reds the lead, Fulham equalized through former Reds player Harry Wilson within five minutes. Alexis Mac Allister then netted a goal of the season contender to restore the lead, only for the Cottagers to strike back again thanks to Kenny Tete.

Fulham then grabbed its first lead through Bobby Decordova-Reid and looked on course for a famous three points, but Liverpool substitute Wataru Endō restored parity before Alexander-Arnold completed a remarkable quickfire turnaround. The result lifts Jürgen Klopp's side up to second in the Premier League table, two points behind leader Arsenal, before Manchester City face Spurs later on Sunday.

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Trent Alexander-Arnold, of course. If he resembled Steven Gerrard last week when he struck a late equalizer at the Etihad, then this was a perfect impression of the iconic skipper, who would have been proud of that first-half free-kick. The winner in front of the Kop is bound to go down as one of the best moments of the season. Big credit also to Wataru Endō, who was the unlikeliest of heroes off the bench but finished magnificently from outside the box.


On his first Premier League start of the season in the absence of Alisson, Caoimhín Kelleher had a day to forget, fumbling for Fulham's second goal. At the other end, two big misses from Darwin Núñez very nearly proved to be decisive.


Caoimhín Kelleher — 4/10

It's hard to be too critical of Kelleher for the first goal given that the ball came from close range, but he was caught in a complete mess for Fulham's second.

Trent Alexander-Arnold — 9/10

Alexander-Arnold gave Liverpool the lead with a truly unsaveable free-kick, one of the finest goals he's scored, and shone once again as a deep-lying playmaker with a series of applause-worthy long passes. Together with Mac Allister, he could have done more to track Wilson before Fulham's first equalizer though.

Midway through the second half, he moved into a permanent midfield role, and he lashed home the winner with technique worthy of a world-class number nine.

Joël Matip — 5/10 (off 68')

Matip gave the ball away sloppily to spark the move that led to Wilson's goal. Forced off through injury with a quarter of the game to go.

Virgil van Dijk — 6/10

Van Dijk saw a shot blocked after a corner from Tsimikas. Liverpool were shaky defensively throughout, but that wasn't directly the fault of the Dutchman.

Kostas Tsimikas — 5/10

Produced a few decent deliveries in the first half, but was outjumped by Decordova-Reid for Fulham's third goal.

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Dominik Szoboszlai — 6/10 (off 65')

Szoboszlai nearly had a hand in a goal when Leno spilled his shot and Salah was able to convert, but the flag went up. Later, though, he won the free-kick that led to Alexander-Arnold's effort. Tried his luck from a distance twice more in the second half before he was substituted.

Alexis Mac Allister — 8/10 (off 65')

Mac Allister opened his account for the club with one of the purest strikes you're likely to see in 2023/24. It was an endlessly replayable goal. Made a key clearance and tackle to stop a dangerous Fulham attack just before he came off.

Ryan Gravenberch — 5/10 (on 83')

Gravenberch played with his customary intent right from the outset, looking to pick out incisive passes into the Liverpool frontmen and driving forward when space opened up for him. But it was a struggle for him in the second half and he came off in the last 10 minutes.

Mohamed Salah — 7/10

Salah went closest in the first half when he forced Leno into a save from a tight angle, but he had the chance to tee-up Díaz for a tap-in. He created two glorious chances for Núñez in the second that should have resulted in assists, but then missed a sitter as the Reds sought an equalizer. He finally managed to create one soon after by laying the ball off to Endō.

Darwin Núñez — 3/10

Núñez was guilty of being a little loose in possession in the first period, giving away the ball around halfway a couple of times, and found chances hard to come by, partly because he seemed more inclined to pass rather than fire off a quick and audacious shot as he usually does. The opportunities came in the second half, but he fired one against the bar, and couldn't get a clean strike from the other.

Luis Díaz — 6/10

Most of his shots on target were saved easily enough by Leno, but another from a corner drew a fine stop and Salah should have gobbled up the rebound.


Joe Gomez — 6/10 (on 65')

Wataru Endō — 9/10 (on 83')

Scored a spectacular goal to equalize for Liverpool.

Ibrahima Konaté — 6/10 (on 68')

Cody Gakpo — 6/10 (on 65')