EPL: Liverpool kick off new season with frustrating draw to newly promoted Fulham
They say you are as good as your last game, but that wasn’t the case for Liverpool, who despite defeating Manchester City in last weekend’s community shield, failed to do the same against newly promoted side, Fulham, as they were forced to come from behind to save themselves some blushes in their first game of the 2022/2023 English Premier season.
Jurgen Klopp’s side, who trailed champions Manchester City all the way to the last game in last season’s title race, fell behind 32 minutes into the game courtesy of Aleksandar Mitrovic’s header, a lead the host maintained into the break.
After the break, Darwin Nunez, making his debut, came off the bench and levelled things up for the visitors in the 64th minute
Fulham won a penalty a few minutes later and Mitrovic made no mistakes from the spot, forcing Liverpool to seek a lifeline, which they got eight minutes later, through Mo Salah’s well taken spot kick.
The late equalizer in the fiery contest saw Salah set a record as the first player to score in six consecutive opening games.
The Reds may not be happy with the result, but Fulham will be content, knowing that they have made a statement to other teams in the league, that they are ready to fight for a place.