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Forget the big storm battering Britain, Liverpool are sending the winds of change blowing through the Premier League.
This was a glorious triumph in the capital as the Reds somehow dug deep to clinch a dramatic victory over Fulham.
Steven Gerrard celebrated his last-gasp winner with a joyous outpouring of emotion.
After coolly converting the penalty the skipper raced off towards the away end waving his shirt manically above his head.
Gerrard, running out of opportunities to add the one glaring omission to his glittering CV, knew the value of this win.
It wasn't pretty and it wasn't convincing but that made it all the more satisfying.
As Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City stumble, Liverpool's season of promise continues to gather momentum.
This was the night when a top four push became a title challenge. With just a dozen games to go Brendan Rodgers' side sit just four points off the summit.
The manager is speaking sense when he says Chelsea and City boast the stronger squads but football isn't an exact science. If it was then Djimi Traore wouldn't be a Champions League winner.
Kopites know from experience that miracles do happen and a result like this makes those dreams more vivid. Liverpool were far from their brilliant best but crucially they got the job done.
Twice, they fell behind at Craven Cottage and the wounds were self-inflicted as Kolo Toure's own goal was followed by Kieran Richardson punishing Martin Skrtel's error.
But on each occasion the Reds showed the character which has epitomised their progress under Rodgers.
Daniel Sturridge and then Philippe Coutinho restored parity before Sturridge earned the late spot-kick which Gerrard gleefully stuck away.
The euphoria at the final whistle was in stark contrast to Rodgers' mood during a first half when Liverpool struggled badly.
The warning signs were there inside 45 seconds as Darren Bent was allowed to find Ryan Tunnicliffe, whose fierce strike was pushed behind by Simon Mignolet.
It was hard to believe this was the same line up which had stunned Arsenal with a scintillating four-goal burst inside 20 minutes just four days earlier.
Where the Reds were ruthless and relentless from the off against the Gunners, they were sloppy and lethargic.
The rock-bottom Cottagers, buoyed by their late equaliser at Old Trafford, were first to everything.
Rodgers' men were fortunate that Dan Burn nodded wide with Mignolet rooted to his line but their luck run out in the eighth minute.
Lewis Holtby's incisive pass picked out the run of Richardson who got away from Skrtel and delivered a low cross towards the six-yard box.
There appeared to be little danger but Toure made a complete hash of his clearance as he inexplicably sliced the ball into his own net.
After the opening goal the jitters spread throughout the Liverpool side. Skrtel, a model of consistency in recent months, was found wanting by Bent.
One clever nod down from the striker picked out Holtby, who drilled narrowly wide from the edge of the area.
Luis Suarez forced a save from his former Ajax team-mate Maarten Stekelenburg but there was little respite for the Reds.
Toure's nightmare continued when in his desperation to get back he clattered into Phil Dowd and sent the referee crashing to the ground.
There was no magic formula - Fulham simply worked harder as they closed down space and Liverpool repeatedly coughed up possession.
Tackles were missed, passes misplaced and crosses hopelessly overhit. Gerrard shook his head in frustration with the skipper barely able to comprehend the show of mediocrity around him.
Just before the half hour mark a volley from Anfield old boy John Arne Riise deflected just wide before Richardson got away from Skrtel and crossed for Bent, who headed over the bar.
Fulham continued to exert pressure with Steve Sidwell going close and Holtby scuffing wide after a neat one-two with William Kvist.
Having been a distant second best, Liverpool were in need of inspiration and not for the first time Gerrard provided it.
Four minutes before the break Tunnicliffe slipped close to halfway and Captain Fantastic pounced on the loose ball.
With the outside of his right boot, Gerrard sent a stunning pass into the path of Sturridge.
The striker's pace took him clear and he coolly unleashed a left-footer which flew in off the inside of the post.
It was Sturridge's 19 goal of the campaign and continued his remarkable scoring spree. The £12million man has now netted in Liverpool's last six league games - the last Reds player to achieve that kind of run was John Aldridge in 1988-89.
Boosted by the equaliser, the Reds were transformed in the second half. Suarez led the charge as he increasingly tormented the Cottagers' backline.
The Uruguayan produced an audacious flick to get away from Sascha Riether who was booked for then hauling him to the ground.
Mignolet had to be alert to deal with Sidwell's wind assisted effort from inside his own half but Rodgers' side were in the ascendancy.
Suarez and Sturridge were buzzing with intent and both sent shots fizzing agonisingly wide.
With Fulham pinned back in their own half, Suarez saw his dipping 20-yarder bounce back off the post with the keeper well beaten.
Liverpool were enjoying their best spell of the night but they pressed the self-destruct button once again in the 63 minute.
Skrtel got himself into a tangle trying to deal with Riether's cross and ended up hooking the ball straight to Richardson, who accepted the gift.
The Reds responded to that setback and within nine minutes they were level again.
Jon Flanagan and Sturridge combined to find Coutinho and the Brazilian drifted across the penalty box and bent the ball into the far corner.
Stekelenburg's night was cut short after a collision with Suarez soon after and David Stockdale replaced him.
Rodgers made a change himself as he handed youngster Joao Carlos Teixeira a debut in place of Sterling.
The Reds threw everything at Fulham in search of a late winner. When Coutinho fired wide those hopes appeared to have been dashed.
But in the 90 minute Sturridge burst into the box and was upended by Riether's clumsy tackle. Gerrard stepped up to send the travelling Kop into raptures. They are daring to dream.