Total madness at Craven Cottage Stadium. In the return to the Premier League, Aleksandar Mitrovic put Marco Silva’s team ahead again. An infraction by Virgil Van Dijk was noticed by referee Andy Madley, who sanctioned. Immediately, the Serbian scorer converted the penalty to make it 2-1 and, incidentally, his double.
After the equality achieved by Darwin Núñez, the ‘Cottagers’ managed to generate danger in the ‘Reds’ goal. This is how in one of the attacks, Van Dijk committed an offense within the territory of Alisson Becker. Immediately, the judge marked the penalty and through the VAR it was ratified.
Mitrovic then, to the expectation of the Fulham fans, placed the balloon over the penalty spot. The attacker focused his gaze on the ball so as not to give the opponent any clues as to where he will send the ball. With the whistle, the ‘Whites’ gunner hit hard, stuck to the post and, although Alisson guessed the place, he could not for the 2-1 goal in London.
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.