Now, the gap with fourth-placed Manchester United is only four points. Liverpool have won five league victories in a row by catching Leeds, Nottingham, West Ham, Tottenham and Fulham in turn, and are aiming for a dramatic Champions League ticket.
Liverpool won 1-0 against Fulham in the 28th round of the English Premier League (EPL) in the 2022-23 season held at Anfield in Liverpool, England at 4 am (Korean time) on the 4th. With the victory on this day, Liverpool scored 59 points along with 5 consecutive wins in the league, and continued their hopes of acquiring a ticket to the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) by chasing 4th place Manchester United (63 points).
Liverpool are on the rise in the second half. Liverpool, which had ups and downs in performance due to injuries to key players from the beginning of the season, has recently been gaining momentum with the return of key players. All of them were eliminated in the cup competition, but in the league, they recently climbed to 5th place by continuing their winning streak.
In order to chase down 4th place Manchester United, who had a UC ticket, this Fulham point victory was more desperate than ever. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp deployed Luis Dias and Dargym Núñez up front to start an aggressive 4-3-3 formation, with Mohamed Salah at the center of the attack.
The match was dominated by Liverpool. With the exact opposite conversion and the wingers’ speed, they continued to aim for Fulham’s goal, and took the initiative by dominating the midfield. In the end, Liverpool scored the opening goal. In the 39th minute of the first half, Fulham’s Diop kicked Núñez while clearing the ball, and the referee declared a penalty kick. Salah stepped up as the kicker and scored lightly, ending the first half at 1-0. Both teams had chances to score in the second half, but the game ended with Liverpool winning.
With the victory over Fulham, Liverpool recently achieved a 5-game winning streak and an unbeaten run of 10 home matches in the league. Liverpool was in a bad mood due to the Champions League knockout in the round of 16, a 1-4 loss to Man City and a 0-0 draw to Chelsea, but coach Klopp, the ‘master’, quickly reorganized the team and changed the detailed positions of the players to address the team’s shortcomings. supplemented
In particular, the forward placement of Trent Alexander Arnold was effective. Liverpool’s midfield this season has not been consistently good in the past due to Thiago Alcantara’s frequent injuries, Fabinho’s form declining, and Jordan Henderson’s aging. At the same time, it is Liverpool that has often collapsed due to the sluggish defensive situation of offensive fullback Arnold. In this situation, manager Klopp rather aggressively changed Arnold’s role. Although he is a fullback, he also plays the role of a midfielder at the same time, creating effective shots through reverse conversion passes and over-wrapping, which became the driving force behind the upward trend at the end of the season. Coach Klopp’s choice made Arnold six assists in his last five league games.
After winning five matches in a row,토토사이트 Liverpool can now aim for a Champions League ticket. While winning 5 consecutive wins, Tottenham Hotspur and others slipped and firmly secured 5th place, while at the same time narrowing the gap between 3rd place Newcastle and 4th place Manchester United to 6 points and 4 points, respectively. Manchester United are still at a disadvantage in the fight for fourth place because they have played two less games, but Liverpool should win all the remaining games and watch the situation of other teams. Considering that Newcastle are not used to fighting for the last place as they are aiming for a Champions League ticket in 20 years, and that Manchester United still have to face Brighton and Chelsea, Liverpool still has hope.