Parker proud after Fulham impress against Liverpool

Fulham boss Scott Parker says his improving side are showing they have what it takes to remain in the Premier League after holding Liverpool to a 1-1 draw.

They were great value for a point against the champions, having dominated the first half and defended well for large parts of the second period.

The result follows a recent 2-1 win over high-flying Leicester and Parker said his players are showing the fight needed to ensure they don’t make an instant return to the Championship like they did two seasons ago.

“I am very proud of my players,” Parker said.

“Effort, passion, commitment we showed that in abundance and that is a constant ingredient my team always show.

“But what pleased me most was the quality we showed.

“Liverpool are a fantastic team and we caused them a lot of problems and could have gone in a couple of goals up.”

Fulham led through Bobby Decordova-Reid’s first-half goal until Mohamed Salah equalised with a 79th-minute penalty.

“We are disappointed with a point which shows how far we have come this season,” Parker said.