Liverpool were lucky to come away from Craven Cottage with a draw, believes Patrice Evra, after the Mohamed Salah rescued a point from the penalty spot.
The Cottagers looked like they were going to pull off the monumental upset, but when a Georginio Wijnaldum free-kick was blocked by the arm of Aboubakar Kamara and Salah slotted home the penalty with 11 minutes to play.
Jurgen Klopp’s side may have dominated the ball with 75 per cent possession, but former Manchester United defender Evra believes they were fortunate to come away with anything against an impressive Fulham side.
‘They [Fulham] play a really good game, especially the forwards, [Ademola] Lookman and [Ivan] Cavaleiro, they cause a lot of problems for the Liverpool defence,’ Evra told Sky Sports.
‘In midfield they had solid games. Special mention to [André-Frank Zambo] Anguissa, I think he had a really solid performance.
While Liverpool struggled, the Frenchman was more positive about Fulham’s performance than critical about Liverpool’s, suggesting that the Cottagers now look good to avoid relegation this season.
‘Scott Parker must be really pleased with his team,’ he said.
‘When I look at the bottom teams – Sheffield United, West Brom, Burnley – Fulham look the team that should stay in the Premier League.’
Jurgen Klopp dismissed the poor start to the game, which saw the Reds dominated in the first half an hour, but improve for the last hour of the match.
‘First 30 minutes was not good and we needed to wake up but it was better after that,’ said the German.
‘They are human beings, these things can happen, they shouldn’t but they do and you could see from the results yesterday as well that all teams who played in the Champions League or Europa League had a tough time.
‘We have to fight against that and the boys did and we could have a won it, Jordan had a big chance and Curtis Jones, what a sensational run and shot but a good save.
‘It’s a point, we take it and that’s it.’