Fulham have graced their return to the Premier League with a point against Liverpool. The team from London took the lead twice but, partly due to an assist from Kenny Tete and a mistake by Virgil van Dijk, drew 2-2.

    Fulham started the game brutally. The possession of the ball was entirely as expected for Liverpool, but the home club became dangerous several times. That led to the opening goal after half an hour of play. Tete played a positive role in this, who provided the assist to Aleksandar Mitrovic with a flawless cross. The Serb hit the second post.

    Liverpool did something back after the break through an unparalleled heel goal from substitute Darwin Núñez. The striker came over from Benfica this summer for an amount of 75 million euros. However, he turned out not to be the best striker on the field this afternoon, as Mitrovic took the spotlight with his second goal of the day from a utilized penalty.

    Virgil van Dijk could blame himself for that penalty moment. He floored his opponent and conceded a penalty kick. Mitrovic was the top scorer in the Championship last season with no fewer than 43 (!) league goals and in the Premier League he will happily continue to score goals for the time being.

    Just when Fulham secretly thought a big stunt was possible, Mohamed Salah struck. He already provided the assist for the first goal and, after a wrong assumption by Núñez, also tapped in the second goal ten minutes before the end.

    Liverpool failed to turn the backlog completely, which means that it has a false start to the competition. On Monday, August 15, the team of trainer Jürgen Klopp will only get the chance to take revenge. Then it plays at home against Crystal Palace. A week later, the squatter awaits against Erik ten Hag’s Manchester United.

    Darwin Nunez’s heel against Fulham. © AP