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Reds move two points clear

LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 17: Calum Chambers of Fulham controls the ball as Mohamed Salah of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Liverpool FC at Craven Cottage on March 17, 2019 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Liverpool moved two points clear at the top of the Premier League after James Milner scored a late penalty to seal a 2-1 victory over Fulham on Sunday afternoon.

Jurgen Klopp went for the same line-up that beat Burnley the last time out in the Premier League, as Adam Lallana and Fabinho started again after being left out of the starting team against Bayern Munich in midweek.
  After a relatively calm opening, the visitors broke the deadlock in the 26th minute courtesy of Sadio Mane, who finished off a move he initiated with Roberto Firmino in the box.  

Andrew Robertson almost doubled the lead for the Reds ten minutes before the break after being played through on the left side of the box by Lallana but his attempt to squeeze the strike at the near post was saved by the Cottagers goalkeeper Sergio Rico.

  The Reds kept pressure on Fulham in the early stages of the second stanza looking to kill off the game and Virgil van Dijk nearly got the second goal in the 56th minute with a header that was palmed away by Rico.  

Ryan Babel brought parity for Fulham with 16 minutes remaining after with a simple finish into an empty net after a mix-up at the back between Alisson and Van Dijk.  

The visitors restored their lead nine minutes before time after they were handed a penalty following an incident where Rico brought down Mane, which allowed James Milner to step and slot home the winner. Kickoff

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