Liverpool vs Fulham Player Ratings: Salah Strike Sends Reds to Fifth Consecutive Win

Liverpool vs Fulham Player Ratings: Salah Strike Sends Reds to Fifth Consecutive Win
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring their side's first goal of the game during the Premier League match at Anfield, Liverpool. Picture date: Wednesday May 3, 2023. - Photo by Icon sport

  • Mohamed Salah’s 39th minute penalty goal put Liverpool on track for a 1-0 victory over Fulham at Anfield.
  • Liverpool’s fifth consecutive league win also means the side have gone seven successive games undefeated.
  • Late Fulham attacks just lacked the cutting edge to damped the spirits of the home side.

Liverpool Player Ratings: Salah Steals the Show

Alisson 8/10 – Did well to deny Vinicius in the 77th minute.

Trent Alexander-Arnold 8/10 – The right back played high up the field on the right flank and his passing ability saw Liverpool bypass the Cottagers defense on several occasions.

Ibrahima Konate 7/10 – The French center-back marshalled his Fulham counterparts well.

Virgil van Dijk 8/10 – The Dutchman was solid at the back for the Reds, snuffed out a few Fulham charges forward.

Konstantinos Tsimikas 6/10 – Solid enough in the opening period, subbed off early in the second-half.

Jordan Henderson 6/10 – Kept things ticking over in midfield, came close to goal in the final 10 minutes.

Fabinho 7/10 – The Brazilian ensured that his backline received plenty of protection throughout the game.

Curtis Jones 6/10 – A decent performance from the young midfielder in the center of the park.

Mohamed Salah 8/10 – Liverpool’s star man cooly struck past Leno in the 39th minute to give his side the lead. The winger was a constant threat cutting in from the right.

Darwin Nunez 7/10 – The big Uruguayan caused trouble to the Cottagers defense every now and then but struggled to make a real impact.

Luis Diaz 6/10 – Did well on the counter, subbed off in attempt to protect him in the second-half.


Andy Robertson 6/10 – Typically good when he was introduced, provided a threat from the left.

Cody Gakpo 6/10 – Direct running of the Netherlands international troubled the Cottagers in the second-half of play.

Diogo Jota 5/10 – Didn’t see too much action after his late introduction.

Harvey Elliot 6/10 – The former Fulham player was introduced late on and played a great long pass to Gakpo for a shot on goal.

James Milner 6/10 – Pressed well in his late cameo.

Fulham Player Ratings: Cottagers Leave Attacks Too Late

Bernd Leno 7/10 – Couldn’t do too much about the penalty, made some good saves to keep Fulham in the game.

Antonee Robinson 7/10 – The USA international provided some pace to the Cottagers attack via his flank.

Issa Diop 6/10 – A capable performance for the experienced center-back, kept close to his opponents.

Tosin Adarabioyo 6/10 – Introduced in the absence of skipper Tim Ream, limited Liverpool chances.

Cedric Soares 6/10 – Solid along with the rest of his defensive colleagues.

Joao Palhinha 7/10 – Made some good passes to try and pressure the home team.

Sasa Lukic 5/10 – Struggled to make an impact along with the rest of the Fulham midfield.

Harry Wilson 6/10 – Did alright but struggled up against the Reds defenders.

Tom Cairney 5/10 – Looked uncertain on the ball at times, distribution could be improved.

Willian 6/10 – The Brazilian veteran had his moments, set up Vinicius for an attempt on goal late on.

Carlos Vinicius 6/10 – The striker came very close to goal in the second-half, didn’t see as much ball as he would have liked.


Harrison Reed 7/10 – Made a late cameo but added a solidity and passing ability to his side’s midfield.

Bobby Reid 5/10 – Could possibly have done better with his cross late on to pressure the Liverpool defense.

Neeskins Kebano 5/10 – Not a huge amount of time, but worked hard to get attacks going.

Dan James 5/10 – Didn’t have enough time to make any big impact.

Manor Solomon 7/10 – Came close to setting up fellow substitute Reid for a chance late on with an excellent pass.

Liverpool vs Fulham Match Summary and Highlights


A closely fought affair ended 1-0 to Liverpool after Mohamed Salah’s penalty strike late on in the opening half. There was no doubt that the home side deserved their lead after their first-half performance, in which they could have taken better advantage of the multiple chances that fell their way. Still, the away defense must also get credit for their capable performance in marking out the likes of Darwin Nunez for much of the game to limit the home side’s chances.

The pace of the game slowed for much of the second-half and though the Reds remained on top for much of the period, there was not too much excitement. Multiple substitutes late on disrupted the flow of the game for both sides and it was Fulham that would benefit. The visitor s launched a number of attacks into the Liverpool box late on but failed to punish any sloppiness of their hosts. Meanwhile, the home team relied on the counter to threaten and also came close to adding on to their lead in the last 10 minutes through Cody Gakpo.

Player of the Match: Salah Strike Pivotal to Another Liverpool Win


Mohamed Salah’s successful penalty strike meant he became only the third ever Liverpool player to score in eight consecutive games. The winger’s impact was at it’s biggest in the opening half, and the Fulham defenders scrambled to get on his case any time he got near the ball. In the 39th minute, Salah made no mistake in powering his penalty past Bernd Leno in the Cottagers goal, sending his side ahead before the break. Though Salah was somewhat sloppy in some of his play in the second period, there’s no doubt that the lightning quick forward is still the Reds most important player.

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