Struggling Fulham are thrashed at Anfield

Liverpool 4 Fulham 0

Fulham’s poor run continued with a defeat at Anfield, where they were totally overrun.

Goals from Martin Skrtel, Steven Gerrard, Stewart Downing and Luis Saurez gave Liverpool a comprehensive victory.

Skrtel thumped home on eight minutes after the Whites were unable to clear Gerrard’s corner.

Liverpool should have doubled their lead when Suarez pulled the ball back from the right for Daniel Agger, who contrived to shoot over from two yards out.

But there was no escape for the visitors when they were split open by Downing’s superb through-ball to Gerrard, who fired beyond Mark Schwarzer.

Keeper Schwarzer’s near-post save prevented Suarez making it three shortly before the break and the striker also missed a good chance early in the second half.

Downing added the third by cutting inside and shooting past Schwarzer from the edge of the box.

And Suarez netted in injury time after being teed up Jose Enrique.

Fulham have now won only one of their last 10 matches and the best they could muster was a free-kick from Hugo Rodallega, which was well saved by Pepe Reina.

Fulham: Schwarzer, Riether, Hangeland, Hughes, Riise, Kacaniklic (Rodallega 45), Karagounis, Baird, Richardson (Frei 54), Dejagah, Berbatov.
Subs: Stockdale, Senderos, Kasami, Briggs, Tavares.






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