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Liverpool achieved a great 2-1 home victory against Fulham in Carabao Cup semifinals

The Reds were led by a sensational performance by Darwin Nunez on the pitch

By Liam Styles

Curtis Jones completed a sensational game with Liverpool in their 2-1 home Carabao Cup win against Fulham.
Curtis Jones completed a sensational game with Liverpool in their 2-1 home Carabao Cup win against Fulham.
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Liverpool knew how to impose their quality in front of their fans in Anfield with a great 2-1 comeback against Fulham in the first leg of the Carabao Cup semifinals, where the Reds developed a great and consistent performance after having had a bad start where the own mistakes helped their rival to put them on the ropes.

Willian Borges opened the scoring for the Cottagers, who profited a great mistake of Virgil Van Dijk in Liverpool’s defense, where the Dutchman’s solidity didn’t appear to stop a counterattack led by Raul Jimenez, who entered in the box to assist his Brazilian teammate to give the lead to the visitors.

The Reds suffered the defensive system set by the rival coach Marco Silva, which made them struggle until the final third of the second half, when the Klopp’s changes giving entry to Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo in the game boosted Liverpool’s presence in attack. Curtis Jones equalized the game in the 68th with a left footed shot from outside the box and the Nunez and Gakpo will be essential in the last minutes.

Darwin was crucial for Liverpool despite remaining scoreless

The Uruguayan, who made his presence felt in the clash, gave a crucial assist to the Dutchman in the 71st minute to unlock the game in favor of the Reds. Klopp's side had several chances on the boots of Nunez, who couldn’t convert any of his shots but was pivotal for making Fulham suffer until the end. The Anfield team sealed an important win to get the led in the Carabao Cup semifinals, which will be followed by a second leg in Craven Cottage in a crucial game for the Reds in their race to conquer their first title of the season. The Scouser midfielder was pivotal for the Reds, whose presence in attack was boosted by the

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