On Sunday, Fulham, a relegation threatened team inflicted more misery on a Liverpool team that has gone on a five match losing streak at home with Mario Lemina capitalising on Mohamed Salah’s mistake to score the winner late in the first half of the contest.
The result means that Jurgen Klopp’s side remain four points of the top four places while Fulham go level on points with 16th-placed Brighton.
Despite Klopp saying he wouldn’t turn his attention away from the Premier League, Liverpool made seven changes for the game ahead of their Champions League clash against RB Leipzig on Wednesday.
Fulham was the better side as they kept threatening Liverpool in the opening stages but their first big chance came when Allison denied Josh Maja just inside the box.
Ademola Lookman was another player who enjoyed the impressive afternoon on the left wing side and almost opened the scoring moments later but his shot was blocked by Neco Williams.
Fulham took a deserved lead on the stroke of half time when Andy Robertson failed to clear a corner and Lemina stole the ball off Salah on the edge of the box and produced a low shot into the corner.
Liverpool went close to an equaliser two minutes after the break but Fulham goalkeeper Alphonse Areola produced a fine save to stop Diogo Jota’s well-timed volley inside the box.
Substitute Sadio Mane also came close to scoring after 70 minutes but his looping header clipped the post.
Liverpool did all they could for a late goal but Fulham held on to secure an important win in their bid to remain in the league.