The match was played at the Craven Cottage Stadium in London, with arbitration by Andy Madley, and the goals were scored by the Serbian Aleksandar Mitrovic on two occasions, the second through a penalty, for the local team, and by the Uruguayan Darwin Nuñez and the Egyptian Mohamed Salah for Liverpool.
The season kicked off yesterday in London with Arsenal’s 2-0 away win against Crystal Palace.
In the first stage, possession was Liverpool’s 72 to 28%, they had a couple of chances to score and even an offside play by Scotsman Andrew Roberson was annulled, culminating in a goal by Colombian Luis Díaz.
But Fulham had a surprise in store and it materialized in the 32nd minute with a remarkable header from striker Mitrovic after an accurate cross from the Dutchman Kenny Tete.
In the second half, Liverpool cornered Fulham, who crouched down and waited for the counterattack. Jurguen Klopp’s team suffered the injury of Thiago Alcántara and had the entry of Uruguayan striker Nuñez, who equalized after 18 minutes with a goal from a backheel after a cross from Salah.
Everything belonged to Liverpool, but at 26 Mitrovic made it 2-1 with a shot from the penalty spot after an infraction committed by the Dutch Virgil van Dijk against the same Serb, but Salah equalized again with a short left foot before the goalkeeper left Slovakian Marek Rodák.
The final minutes offered a title candidate Liverpool, trying to win by all means, almost succeeding with a shot from Jordan Henderson that hit the crossbar in the third additional minute, and a Fulham clinging to a valuable draw.
The London team has also not beaten Liverpool at home in the Premier since December 5, 2011, 1-0 with a goal from Clint Dempsey.
The date will continue today at 11 with Bournemouth-Aston Vila (ESPN), Leeds-Wolverhampton (ESPN) and Newcastle-Nottingham Forest, at 13:30 they will play Everton-Chelsea (ESPN)
Tomorrow they will play at 10:00 Leicester City-Brentford and Manchester United-Brigthon and from 12:30 West Ham-Manchester City (ESPN).