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Liverpool 0-1 Fulham Player Ratings: Reds' dreadful performances continue

Jurgen Klopp's side once again laboured at home to weaker opposition as their season grinds to a halt

 
4:53pm on Sunday 7th March 2021
By
Paul Macdonald

Liverpool's dreadful home form continued as a confident Fulham side produced an excellent first-half display to win 1-0, and give themselves a real chance of Premier League salvation.

Mario Lemina's lovely crisp strike settled the points, and for all of Liverpool's efforts in the second half - bombarding the Fulham goal - Scott Parker's side remained firm and held on.

Liverpool - Fulham: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

✔️ Tosin Adarabioyo: 8.0

Fulham's central defender was imperious throughout this contest and easily dealt with the threat posed to his team's lead by Liverpool's front line.

He made a gigantic 14 clearances for his team as well as six recoveries; Liverpool were regularly pumping the ball into the area but Adarabioyo and his team-mates were able to repel the ball at every opportunity.

❌ Mo Salah: 5.5

It's fair to say that nothing is going right for Liverpool's front three at the moment and by his high standards Salah is suffering from a real crisis of confidence.

He was replaced before the hour mark against Chelsea in midweek and the brutal fact is that the normally prolific Egyptian didn't hit a shot towards goal in the entire 90 minutes.

If no-one's shooting, Liverpool aren't scoring, and whether Salah is unhappy with his current situation or not, performances like this aren't going to move the Reds in the right direction.

⭐ Mario Lemina 8.2

Lemina is a player who has quality but has never shown it consistently enough at any club he is at, but at Anfield he showed exactly what he is capable of.

He scored a stunning first-half goal, smashing home on the half-volley to find the bottom of the net to put his team in front, and from there he provided superb protection for his team.

Lemina won 1/1 tackles, 8/12 duels and made eight recoveries to keep Liverpool at bay. It was a superb all-round display.

Liverpool - Fulham: Player Ratings, Match Stats, Player Stats

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