Liverpool drew (1-1) today in the visit to Fulham, in game of the 12th round, and missed the isolated leadership of the English football league, equaling Tottenham again at the top of the competition, on the eve of the duel between both.
The reds, who had the chance to overtake the spurs, found themselves at a disadvantage after 25 minutes, when Jamaican Bobby Reid opened the scoring for fulham.
The English champions, deprived of the injured Portuguese Diogo Jota, would end up minimizing the ‘damage’ in the final part of the match, through a penalty converted by the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, in the 79th minute.
The formation led by Jurgen Klopp thus equaled the leader Tottenham, with 25 points, and in the next matchday the two teams, which remain ‘glued’ at the top for the fourth round in a row, have a duel scheduled, on Anfield Road, on Wednesday.
Before the reds entered the field, the team coached by José Mourinho also had no better result than a 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace, after having been in advantage, with a goal from the ‘inevitable’ Harry Kane, in the 23rd minute.
In the second half, José Mourinho’s team held the slim advantage, against Palace’s attacks, particularly in set pieces, but would end up yielding precisely in a free kick, which allowed Ghanaian Jeffrey Schlupp to set the equalizer, in the 81st minute.
Southampton remains one of the main surprises of the competition in this first third of the season and moved up to third place, with 23 points, two from the front pair, thanks to the 3-0 victory over Sheffield United.
Che Adams, on 34 minutes, Stuart Armstrong, on 62, and Nathan Redmond, on 83, scored the goals of the ‘saints’, who added the seventh victory in the last 10 games and capitalized the defeat of Chelsea (fourth, with 22 points) against Everton (1-0) on Saturday.
Sheffield remains in last place, with one point, being the only Premier League team that has not won any game yet.