What could have been a conquest for the visitor ended with the response of the locals and the subsequent appearance of Aleksandar Mitrovic inside the area. The scorer of the London cast defined with precision inside the area to beat goalkeeper Alisson Becker and, in this way, place Liverpool 1-0 vs. Fulham on the first day of the Premier League.
Jordan Henderson, in the field of the host, launched a long pass looking for connection with Mohamed Salah. But center back Tim Ream blocked with a header and the lob was left in the hands of midfielder Andreas Pereira. Then the player opened to the side for Harrison Ream, who moved diagonally.
The Fulham number 6 waited for the right moment to send the ball in with Neeskens Kebano, who stopped the advance to avoid the offside position. Once he was level with the ‘Reds’ defense, he received the ball. Although, immediately, he played again towards the tip with Kenny Tete.
The side of the Londoners reached the height of the small area and, before Andrew Robertson’s mark, placed the balloon on the second post. In that place, Mitrovic won the duel against Trent Alexander-Arnold. Thus, the Serbian headed hard to make the shot unassailable for Alisson, who did little to stop the 1-0 draw at Craven Cottage.
Liverpool vs. Fulham: the previous
Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool will debut in the 2022-23 Premier League, after having made one of the great moves in the European market, with the addition of Uruguayan striker Darwin Núñez to its ranks, from Benfica, for 70 million euros. He also signed Portuguese midfielder Fabio Carvalho, from Fulham, for 5.9 million, and Scottish winger Calvin Ramsay, from Aberdeen, for 4.9 million.
In the case of casualties, Liverpool lost its star Sadio Mané, who headed to Bayern Munich. Another notable sale was that of Welsh youth squad Neco Williams, transferred to newly promoted Nottingham Forest.
Although it is not a signing, the presence of Alisson Becker will be a novelty in the arc of the ‘Reds’. The Brazilian, that is to say, was injured in a friendly against Manchester United a few weeks ago and missed his team’s last five games, including the one that ended with a 3-1 victory over Manchester City, for the Community Shied.
Fulham will be in charge, returning to the Premier League after one season. The Whites had an outstanding campaign in the Championship (Second Division) and were promoted as champions.
The team is managed by Marco Silva and has Andreas Pereira in the squad, recently arrived from Manchester United. In addition, Fulham recently signed the Portuguese Joao Palhinha and the Israeli Manor Solomon.
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