Talking points: Magic Trent, Mac Allister's stunner, inspired Endo and more

AnalysisTalking points: Magic Trent, Mac Allister's stunner, inspired Endo and more

By Joe Urquhart


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Liverpool secured a dramatic 4-3 victory over Fulham in the Premier League on Sunday afternoon as Trent Alexander-Arnold's late winner earned three points at Anfield.

The Reds trailed the visitors three minutes from time but completed an impressive turnaround in the closing stages to maintain their 100 per cent record on home soil this season.

Here are five things we spotted during an action-packed encounter...

The late, late show

It was an afternoon that ebbed and flowed but, ultimately, two stunning goals in two minutes for Liverpool late on settled a contest that had provided pulsating action from the first whistle.

All four of the Reds' efforts could be in the discussion for December's Goal of the Month award when the nominations are decided in the coming weeks, though closer inspection may be required on who will be awarded the opening strike of the afternoon, with Alexander-Arnold’s free-kick deflecting in off goalkeeper Bernd Leno.

One thing we can be sure of, though, is Alexander-Arnold was definitely the player who sparked bedlam in the stands two minutes from time as his clinical drive lifted the roof off Liverpool's home ground.

His well-timed strike closed out a frantic finish, with the No.66 and Wataru Endo both scoring in the 87th and 88th minute following Bobby De Cordova-Reid putting Fulham ahead in the 80th minute.

It wasn't a game for the heart rate for those of a Liverpool persuasion, but a game of huge entertainment nonetheless.

More Trent magic

A week on from his Premier League heroics against Manchester City, he was at it again.

Alexander-Arnold has long made a name for himself for his passing ability and eye for goal from defence – but his three goal contributions in two games have underscored his quality and importance to Jürgen Klopp's charges.

The vice-captain delivered once more and in some style as he crashed a free-kick off the underside of the bar via Leno's back to raise Anfield to its feet in the first half.

His second, though, will be attributed to the Scouser without doubt and led to an eruption in the stands, with Alexander-Arnold guiding an assured shot back across his body and into the bottom corner.

Two more fine and important moments.

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Mac Allister's first LFC goal

A better goal in world football you will struggle to find across the weekend.

Mac Allister helped the Reds restore their opening-half advantage over Fulham with a strike from distance for the ages, rifling an effort into the top corner of the net from 27 yards out.

The midfielder hadn't previously scored for Liverpool following his arrival from Brighton & Hove Albion in the summer, and he may not score a better one over the course of his career on Merseyside.

It was some way to open his account and a contribution to the victory that will not go unnoticed by those watching on.

Bravo, Alexis!

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Inspired Endo

The midfielder's introduction from the bench in the 83rd minute proved to be the key turning point for Liverpool.

The No.3 curled an inch-perfect shot into the top corner four minutes after stepping into the game and it gave the hosts the belief, impetus and momentum needed to go on and win the contest.

Endo’s goal was brilliant in its own right and was a decisive moment just at the right time for Liverpool.

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Fortress Anfield

The Reds have now won all 11 home games at Anfield this season, though this one was a little closer than those that have come previously.

It has been an impressive start for Liverpool on their own turf, having yet to drop a single point across all competitions in L4 in 2023-24.

They now travel away to Sheffield United in midweek looking to continue and harness the momentum gained from another strong result on Merseyside as games continue to come thick and fast.



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