Premier League: Salah Winner Gives Liverpool Champions League Hopes With Win Over Fulham

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The win lifts Liverpool to 59 points, four behind fourth-placed Manchester United, which has two games in hand over the Merseysider.

Mohamed Salah scored from the penalty spot to keep Liverpool’s slim expedients of qualifying for coming season’s title holders League alive as it cruised to a 1- 0 palm over Fulham at Anfield in the Premier League on Wednesday.

The palm lifts Liverpool to 59 points, four behind fourth- placed Manchester United, which has two games in hand over the Merseysider, while Fulham is 10th on 45 points.

Fulham had the first decent chance of the game when Carlos Vinicius forced Alisson Becker into a save with a smarting shot that was turned before for a corner in the 14th nanosecond, but a moment of madness from Issa Diop saw them fall behind six twinkles before the break.

The Fulham centre- reverse looked to be in no peril as he allowed a pass to run across his body, but Darwin Nunez made the utmost of his indecisiveness to poke the ball down and the protector addressed him down, with the adjudicator incontinently pointing to the spot.

Salah stepped up and smashed the performing spot kick straight down the middle to extend his band of scoring in successive games at home to eight.

That gave the home side some breathing space, but despite having the likes of Salah, Nunez and Luis Diaz on the pitch, Liverpool plodded to get shots on target as keeper Bernd Leno came snappily off his line to constantly snuff out the peril.

Fulham had a superb chance to equalise when Vinicius broke through in the 77th nanosecond but again Alisson baffled him, using a strong right hand to redirect his close- range shot before.

The caller had one final chance deep into cessation time as Daniel James picked out fellow cover Bobby Decordova- Reid, but Virgil van Dijk was on hand to press the striker and he fired his trouble wide as Liverpool held on for a fifth straight Premier League palm.

“It’s always delicate to win games in the Premier League, five on the spin is veritably good, ”Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson said.

Director Jurgen Klopp said he was impressed by his side’s fighting spirit, and that the season has come about erecting instigation for the coming crusade.

“(That is) super important. we’ve to try to do commodity we can use, commodity we can make on in the coming season. That’s exactly what we did and I ’m pleased with that, ” he added. Know More Latest Football News…

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