It appeared to be a huge blow for Jurgen Klopp's title challenge, however they had the opportunity to take the lead again just six minutes later.
LONDON, March 18 ― Liverpool usurped Manchester City to take top spot in the Premier League but needed a James Milner penalty nine minutes from time to see off lowly Fulham 2-1 at Craven Cottage yesterday.
It looked like Liverpool might miss the chance to climb back above Manchester City when its former forward, Ryan Babel, capitalized on a defensive mix-up involving Virgil van Dijk and goalkeeper Alisson to equalize for Fulham in the 74th minute.
But like Alisson before him, Rico erred and Milner drove a redemptive spot-kick down the middle of the goal. They deserved a goal but we deserved three points. And so normal service was resumed: Fulham losing a game of football and staying rooted to their position of 19th. First half we did that.
Mane breaks Premier League record as Liverpool hot streak continues
The Senegal worldwide scored his ninth goal in as many league games during a 2-1 win at Fulham, with team-mate Trent Alexander-Arnold climbing one place into No 7 spot.
Babel had claimed in the build up to Fulham's defeat that Van Dijk had a weakness which "nobody in the Premier League is aware of yet".
Barcelona captain Lionel Messi reportedly urges the club's board to sign Sadio Mane from Liverpool after being impressed by his performance against Bayern Munich.
The Senegal forward exchanged a blistering one-two with Roberto Firmino before he buried his shot from seven metres past Fulham keeper Sergio Rico, who then denied Andy Robertson and Van Dijk either side of halftime.
The Argentine has 28 goals in all competitions this season including a 93rd minute victor in the FA Cup quarter finals against Swansea City.
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