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Match Highlights: Liverpool 2-0 Fulham

A marginal offside decision piled further pressure on Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic as Liverpool’s mood was lifted by a 2-0 win at Anfield.

Aleksandar Mitrovic thought he had given the visitors a crucial breakthrough just before half-time only to be ruled out by the tightest of calls from assistant referee Adrian Holmes.

To add insult to injury, Liverpool scored 12 seconds later through Mohamed Salah’s 34th goal in his last 36 home appearances with Xherdan Shaqiri justifying his return to the starting line-up with their second just after the break.

In his programme notes Reds boss Jurgen Klopp, sensing the deflation which accompanied their midweek Champions League defeat to Red Star Belgrade, called for a performance which was “joyful and spirited”.

It was not quite that, but victory transformed a run of three wins in nine matches into four in six as they equalled their highest Premier League points tally (30) after 12 games, while also conceding their lowest number (five) at the same stage.

Despite these statistics they will still require rivals to take points off defending champions Manchester City, whom they briefly supplanted at the top of the table just a couple of hours before their derby encounter at the Etihad.

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