Fernando Torres hopes Liverpool are crowned champions
- Author: Stacy Allen Nov 13, 2018,
Nov 13, 2018, 14:43
"We don't have to look at others, we want to look at the games we have and the next challenge we have at Liverpool is Watford away, which is going to be tough".
Aleksandar Mitrovic thought he had given Fulham the lead in the 41st minute when he headed in, only to see the assistant referee raise his flag for offside.
Liverpool had created several reasonable chances before the opening goal - Sadio Mane, Salah and the influential Shaqiri all going close - but Fulham had nearly scored first when Ryan Sessegnon capitalised on Joe Gomez's mistake to close in on goal only to drag his shot wide.
Jurgen Klopp's side continued their unbeaten start to the Premier League season as Mohamed Salah's eighth goal this term and a second from the recalled Xherdan Shaqiri helped them equal their best start to a campaign.
"We created, we passed, we accelerated in the right moments and had big chances early with Sadio, with Shaq, with Mo in the box, when they blocked it last second, when the goalkeeper could make a save".
What does it mean?
Ryan Sessegnon missed a great chance for Fulham. They remain bottom, two points behind Huddersfield Town.
"We scored a clearer goal, which was not offside, and didn't get it".
Playing Shaqiri in a 4-2-3-1 is quite an aggressive, attacking formation which might not work against the Premier League's elite opponents, but there isn't much doubt that he's outperforming many of his team-mates in that central area.
The on-loan Sevilla stopper kept the scoreline respectable with a good save from Roberton on 63 minutes, with the Scotsman a constant second-half threat on the overlap but unable to add a goal to his assist after being released by a well-timed Firmino through-ball.
All three clubs haven't lost a match in the Premier League this season either.
After initially been made to wait for a chance in the first-team the Switzerland worldwide has contributed to five goals in his last six games - but his attacking influence and ability on the ball has set tongues wagging around Anfield.
Now plying his trade with Sagan Tosu, the 34-year-old - who completed a controversial £50 million move from Anfield to west London in January 2011 - has admitted which of his former clubs he would rather see lift this season's Premier League trophy.