Liverpools “ability to find a way” shows “why theyre genuine title contenders”

Jurgen Klopps men were expected to win comfortably at home to the Cottagers on Sunday, but that didnt prove to be the case.

Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alexis Mac Allister both scored stunning goals before half-time, but Fulham twice pegged them back.

It looked as though the visitors were on their way to a memorable victory, but Wataru Endo and Alexander-Arnold struck late on to send Anfield wild.

Heres the best of the media reaction to Liverpools latest home triumph.

Gregg Evans of The Athletic felt this was a win that outlined Liverpools title credentials:

It was crazy and chaotic, certainly too chaotic at times, but Liverpool showed why they are genuine title contenders again with this win.

Just when they looked to be heading towards a first home defeat of the season undoing all of the hard work from the 1-1 draw at Manchester City last weekend up they stepped another gear to outscore Fulham in the most dramatic fashion.

Wataru Endo was introduced late on to bring a composure to the midfield but on 87 minutes he coolly slotted into the top corner to level. It was a world-class finish, yet somehow not the best of the day.

A minute later Alexander-Arnold added another, sparking wild scenes on the sidelines as Klopp celebrated with Darwin Nunez and Dominik Szoboszlai while the rest of the team jumped for joy with the goalscorer.

Liverpools ability to find a way this season is setting them apart from the rivals. Theyre never down and out, even on a day like this when their defending caused plenty of concern.

With attacking players like these, they always have a response.

It was a big letoff for the Reds, according to the Daily Mails Lewis Steele:

Teams cannot win a title over the Christmas period but they can certainly lose one.

For seven minutes, they seemingly contrived to fall to a shock defeat at the hands of Fulham, who so nearly became the first team to win at Anfield in the league since Leeds in October 2022.

If Marco Silvas side had held on to do that, it would have left Liverpool four points adrift of leaders Arsenal ahead of a tricky, injury-hit festive period which sees Jurgen Klopps side play eight games from this weekend to Boxing Day.

Twice Liverpool led and twice they threw away the lead after careless errors allowed Fulham back into the match, then the Cottagers smelt blood and nearly pulled off one of the finest smash-and-grabs in Premier League history.

On X, David Lynch lauded Liverpools character on show:

An unbelievable show of character, that. Liverpool looked leggy and on their way to a defeat they couldn’t have complained too much about with 10 minutes remaining. But we are surely seeing the emergence of another title-challenging team that simply won’t accept defeat.

David Lynch (@dmlynchlfc) December 3, 2023