Trent Alexander-Arnold was Liverpool’s hero as his 88th minute strike secured Jurgen Klopp’s side a dramatic 4-3 victory against Fulham at Anfield.
Liverpool twice took the lead in a thrilling first half, but Fulham responded on both occasions. Alexander-Arnold’s stunning free-kick went in off Bernd Leno (20) but Harry Wilson (24) brought the visitors level.
Alexis Mac Allister’s spectacular volley (38) restored the Reds’ advantage, but Fulham hit back again as VAR awarded Kenny Tete’s equaliser (45+3).
Liverpool pushed for a winner in the second half, Darwin Nunez denied by the crossbar, but they were hit by a suckerpunch in the 80th minute as substitute Bobby Decordova-Reid headed home Tom Cairney’s cross.
However, it was Liverpool’s turn to respond as two goals in as many minutes from Wataru Endo (87) and Alexander-Arnold (88), who scored his side’s equaliser last week against Manchester City, completed a late turnaround.
The last-gasp win sees Klopp’s side keep pace in the Premier League title race. They move up to second ahead of Man City’s clash with Tottenham and stay two points behind league leaders Arsenal.
Meanwhile, a deflated Fulham sit 14th after a seventh defeat of the season.
‘Liverpool got away with one’
Analysis from former Norwich and West Ham striker Dean Ashton on Sky Sports News
“It’s all smiles for Liverpool, Jurgen Klopp, Trent Alexander-Arnold and the players now, but they got away with one.
“Fulham were excellent in their approach at Anfield. They were really dangerous on the counter and will be wondering how they haven’t come away with anything.
“Liverpool struggled for large parts and it has taken four unbelievable goals for them to win the game.
“Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick, Mac Allister’s stunning strike, Endo’s fabulous finish and then the unbelievable volley at the end from Trent have got Liverpool over the line.
“They were fortunate and they will know that, but it is what top teams do. They found a way to win when not at their best and that is definitely what teams who challenge for the title do.
“You could see by the reaction at the end of the game as to how big that result could be for Liverpool.”
More to follow…
It’s a trip to Sheffield United next for Liverpool on Wednesday, kick-off 7.45pm, before they fill the 12.30pm kick-off slot again when facing Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park on Saturday.
Fulham host Nottingham Forest on Wednesday, kick-off 7.30pm. It’s then a home clash with West Ham on Sunday, kick-off 2pm.