June 25, 2024

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Curtis Jones and Cody Gakpo scored three minutes apart as Liverpool fought back from a goal down to beat Fulham 2-1 in the first leg of their League Cup semi-final at a chilly Anfield on Wednesday.

Fulham threatened to hand the record nine-time League Cup winners their first home defeat across all competitions this season after Willian scored in the 19th minute. Capitalising on Virgil van Dijk‘s poor clearance, the Brazilian slotted home from the edge of the six-yard box between keeper Caoimhin Kelleher’s legs.

Premier League-leading Liverpool dominated possession and finally got the better of Fulham’s well-organised back line when Jones netted in the 68th minute, his shot from 25 metres out taking a big deflection off the back of Tosin Adarabioyo.

 

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