Fulham 1-3 Liverpool: Reds keep Premier League title hopes alive thanks to second-half goals from Ryan Gravenberch and Diogo Jota – after Alexander-Arnold's sublime free-kick
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Fulham 1-3 Liverpool: Reds keep Premier League title hopes alive thanks to second-half goals from Ryan Gravenberch and Diogo Jota – after Alexander-Arnold's sublime free-kick

May 13, 2024
  • Liverpool joined Arsenal at the top of the Premier League after the away win
  • Jurgen Klopp’s side were coming off the back of a shock home defeat to Palace 
  • Hope is not lost for Arsenal and it’s wrong for Oleksandr Zinchenko to be a scapegoat: Listen to the It’s All Kicking Off podcast 

Liverpool sparked life into their fading Premier League title hopes with a 3-1 win over Fulham at Craven Cottage. 

Jurgen Klopp‘s side travelled to London having endured a miserable week that saw them suffer a damaging home defeat to Crystal Palace and exit the Europa League at the quarter-final stage. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold, who returned to the starting the line-up after a lengthy injury absence, gave the home side the lead with a sublime free-kick before Timothy Castagne equalised in first-half stoppage time. 

But the title hopefuls recovered in the second period with a brilliant effort from Ryan Gravenberch in the 53th minute. His first Premier League goal was soon followed by Diogo Jota‘s 100th in English football. 

The Portuguese squeezed his effort underneath Bern Leno to give the Reds victory which saw them join Arsenal on 74 points at the league’s summit. More to follow. 

Ryan Gravenberch scored with a wonderful effort to restore the Reds lead at Craven Cottage

Ryan Gravenberch scored with a wonderful effort to restore the Reds lead at Craven Cottage

The Dutch international has come in for criticism in his debut campaign but grabbed his first Premier League goal

The Dutch international has come in for criticism in his debut campaign but grabbed his first Premier League goal 

Diogo Jota squeezed his effort underneath Bernd Leno to take his tally in English football to 100

Diogo Jota squeezed his effort underneath Bernd Leno to take his tally in English football to 100

 With Manchester City, currently third on 73 points but with a game in hand, playing in the FA Cup semi-final, Liverpool have the chance to open up a four-point gap over the defending champions before they next take to the field on Thursday. 

Klopp, though, dismissed any suggestion Pep Guardiola’ side would be fazed by a Reds victory in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday urged his team to focus on what they can control. 

‘Do you think that City really feels this kind of pressure? ‘ He said post-match. ‘They won everything in the last few years so I don’t know and I don’t care. 

‘I cannot go into a game and say “If we win today and City will struggle” [I would never mention that to my players], how could I? 

‘We are focussed on ourselves. I say everything I think will help and I’m pretty sure this will not help if we start thinking about City. 

Timothy Castagne had levelled things up for the Cottagers with an effort from close range in first-half stoppage time

Timothy Castagne had levelled things up for the Cottagers with an effort from close range in first-half stoppage time

Trent Alexander-Arnold had given Liverpool a early lead with a sublime free-kick on his return to the starting XI

Trent Alexander-Arnold had given Liverpool a early lead with a sublime free-kick on his return to the starting XI

Jurgen Klopp urged his side to focus on what they can control as they attempt to beat Arsenal and Man City to the title

Jurgen Klopp urged his side to focus on what they can control as they attempt to beat Arsenal and Man City to the title

‘And it’s already tough enough because the next game is special enough for both teams. If any other team goes to Everton, for them its a normal game but for us it’s not. 

‘For us they are a different animal. It will be tricky but we will give it a go.’



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