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After the pomp and panache of the weekend, this was Liverpool winning ugly.
Brendan Rodgers would argue beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Steven Gerrard scored a last-minute penalty as Liverpool displayed their powers of recovery to leave Fulham nothing to show for their spirited endeavours and rooted to the bottom of the table.
Liverpool were given a scare on the banks of the Thames. Their momentum was not derailed by the threat of a Tube strike, but by themselves.
Fulham had scored twice thanks to the good fortune they received with Kolo Toure guilty of a comical own-goal and Martin Skrtel then culpable for the mistake that made it 2-1.
Liverpool twice came from behind, Daniel Sturridge equalling a club record by scoring for an eighth game in a row and Philippe Coutinho scoring with a deflected effort after 72 minutes.
The manner in which Liverpool repeatedly pummelled Arsenal into submission had resonated throughout the Premier League, but Rodgers would have attached as much significance to this win.
Liverpool arrived with the worst away record of any team in the top eight and eager to find the intoxicating brew that works so well at Anfield on their travels.
Yet if they had paused to consider just how Arsene Wenger's men felt during those whirlwind 20 minutes on Saturday, then there was to be uncomfortable insight.
Fulham, energised by Steve Sidwell and prompted by the eye-catching Lewis Holtby, harried and pressed their opponents to suggest the last-gasp draw against Manchester United has imbued them with a renewed sense of optimism.
They could have been ahead after just 43 seconds when Holtby scooped a pass to Darren Bent who touched the ball back to the supporting Ryan Tunnicliffe and he unleashed a rasping drive that brought a smart save from Simon Mignolet at his near post.
Instead, they had to wait a little longer. When the breakthrough did arrive it owed everything to another calamity from Toure. Rene Meulensteen had asked his side to be more adventurous than against Manchester United and the enticing slide-rule pass from Steve Sidwell into the path of the marauding Kieran Richardson after eight minutes was a delight, slicing Liverpool open.
Richardson's low centre should have caused little alarm, however, until Toure, on the edge of his six yard box, saw his attempted clearance skew off his right foot and cannon into the back of his own net.
Shahid Khan, Fulham's owner, had spent the last three days at the club's training ground, Motspur Park, where he has no doubt been trying to avoid talk of relegation and will have been perplexed as to why they remain in the mire given the effervescent way in which they started.
His first-ever visit to Craven Cottage had been in May 2007, when Fulham beat Liverpool 1-0 with a Clint Dempsey goal, but last night the home side rued their failure to build on that same scoreline.
Liverpool, collectively, had been insipid. Their approach play lacked purpose, their shooting wayward, until, out of nothing, Liverpool equaliser just before the break
Gerrard produced a stunning clipped pass with the outside of his right boot from just inside his own half, which split Fulham centre backs John Heitinga and Burn and fell perfectly for Sturridge.
The left-foot finish was unerring from just inside the area was unerring as usual. After the break there was renewed urgency from Liverpool. A cross from Sturridge picked out Suarez at the far post and his fired across the face of the goal of Maarten Stekelenburg, a former team-mate at Ajax, before striking a post in the 61st minute with a rasping drive from the edge of the area.
Yet, as in the first half, the balance swung from nowhere. Sascha Riether's cross from tight on the right was not threatening, but when Skrtel stuck his leg out the ball rebounded straight to Richardson to pounce on the rebound.
The lead was to last less than 10 minutes when Coutinho danced across the edge of the penalty area and struck a shot that took a deflection off Heitinga to wrong-foot his goalkeeper.
Stekelenburg ended being substituted after being left dazed following a collision with Suarez. Liverpool pushed for a winner and got it when Riether brought down Sturridge in the area and Gerrard coolly scored from the spot.