Analysis'The noise when Trent scored that winner was incredible'

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Neil Mellor hailed the hugely influential contribution from Trent Alexander-Arnold and the impact of Wataru Endo when he came off the bench during Sunday’s thrilling 4-3 win over Fulham.

Liverpool dramatically made it 11 consecutive Anfield victories in 2023-24 as excellent late finishes from Endo and Alexander-Arnold overturned a 3-2 deficit.

During his regular post-match Review Show, which is now available to watch on LFCTV GO, former Reds striker Mellor takes a closer look at the fighting spirit and desire that clinched the success for Jürgen Klopp's men.

"The noise when Trent scored that winner was incredible," he said. "We had 26 shots, 12 on target and hit the woodwork, and Fulham also played their part and gave it a real good go.

"The way Trent adjusted his body to get that winning goal was incredible, what a winning goal that was! Trent is just so influential, he was absolutely superb, and he has that wow pass in his locker.

"Trent had 103 touches, only Virgil van Dijk had more, he was first with 34 passes in the final third, and came out first in possession won, winning the ball back 10 times."

On Endo, who just four minutes after being introduced from the bench curled home a sublime equaliser in front of the Kop, Mellor continued: "Endo is playing defensive midfield but he just thinks 'Why not?' and gets forward and joins the attack.

"He gets his rewards, it's a really good pass from Mohamed Salah, the weight of pass is brilliant and what a hit, that is what you call top bin!

"I also loved his reaction when he just got the ball and wanted us to get that win. The manager put him on and it proved to be the right decision."

On an afternoon of sensational goals from Liverpool, the dipping 27-yard strike into the top corner by Alexis Mac Allister during the first half holds a big claim to be the finest.

"A Goal of the Season contender, you don't stop them, it was absolutely magnificent," added Mellor. "It was an absolute screamer, we are never going to get tired of watching that!"

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