In the new Craven Cottage the Reds catch the hosts back twice, dragged by the Serbian striker
The journey in the Premier League begins with a surprise Liverpool: in the new Craven Cottage the Reds are stopped at 2-2 by Fulham newly promoted. Mitrovic opened the scoring in the 32 ‘header, then in the second half Núñez entered and equalized in the 64th minute. Eight minutes later, Van Dijk spreads out in Mitrovic area and the Serbian finds a brace from a penalty (72 ‘), but in the 80th minute Salah takes the Cottagers back with a tap-in from a few steps. Klopp immediately slips to -2 from Arsenal.
Liverpool’s Premier League starts with a half misstep. The Reds, fresh winners of the Community Shield, do not go beyond 2-2 in the new Craven Cottage against the newly promoted Fulham and must postpone the appointment with the first victory in the English championship. The hosts start much better and with the pressing take advantage of the errors coming out of Klopp’s men, which confirms the team that beat City 3-1 at the King Power Stadium with the exception of the return between the posts of Alisson. The Cottagers rehearse for the advantage and, after a goal canceled by Luis Diaz for Robertson’s offside, Fulham pass: cross from the right by Tete and a winning header by Mitrovic, who signs the 1-0 in the 32nd minute . Klopp’s men immediately seek the equalizer, touched by Luis Diaz who hits the post with a left in the area from an angled position. In the second half, Klopp immediately drops the ace Darwin Núñez, but the hosts devour the doubling with the wood hit by Kebano. The former Benfica misses two occasions, but the third is the winning one: Salah’s assist from the right and the Uruguayan’s back heel for the 1-1 in the 64th minute. At the moment when the comeback of Klopp’s team seems to be able to materialize, Fulham returns to the advantage: in the 72nd minute, Van Dijk spreads Mitrovic in the area, who from the spot gives him 2-1 scoring his personal brace. Liverpool, however, reacts and 8 minutes later finds the 2-2 with the tap-in from a few steps from Salah. In the recovery, Henderson hits the crossbar touching the sensational comeback, but the final forcing is not enough: immediately a half misstep for Liverpool, who slips to -2 from Arsenal. Excellent return to the Premier League, however, for Fulham.