Mane breaks Premier League record as Liverpool hot streak continues

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp celebrates with Trent Alexander Arnold after the match against Fulham

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Fulham's very bad defending all season is the reason they are heading back to the Championship after just one season back in the top flight, and the hosts gave Juergen Klopp's men a much-needed gift when goalkeeper Sergio Rico bundled over Mane and Milner secured all three points from the spot.

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The Senegalese striker scored twice as Liverpool dumped Bayern Munich out of the Champions League earlier this week too, and that performance is understood to have drawn the attention of Barcelona. Fulham have 17 points and a mountain to climb if they are to avoid nearly certain relegation from the top flight.

"We had to run a lot in a week where we ran a lot", added Klopp to justify an at times lacklustre display at such a pivotal stage of the season.

Former Liverpool FC defender Carragher described Mane as the best player in Europe on current form after his victor at Craven Cottage.

Mane's opening goal in the encounter, a stylish finish powered in after a one-two with Roberto Firmino, was the forward's 11th strike in his last 11 games and 20th overall this season.

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It came in the second half, when Fulham were breaking on the counter-attack.

Andy Robertson was the provider as Georginio Wijnaldum headed a good opportunity over at the far post before Rico was called into action to deny Van Dijk.

And the Cottagers thought they'd levelled on 65 minutes when Aleksandar Mitrovic diverted Zambo Anguissa's effort past Alisson, but the Serbia worldwide was flagged offside.

The 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev last May was something of a freak result as Jurgen Klopp's side were the better team until Mohamed Salah was forced off with a shoulder injury suffered during a tangle with Sergio Ramos. "But we have the three points and now we can focus on the national team".

"I was sure we wouldn't panic and wouldn't show the nerves that you are all waiting for".

The left-back continued: "It gets to this point in the season where people are fighting for their lives from relegation and that's so tough, and people are fighting for European spots and positions and trying to get in the top 10 and stuff". "After the equaliser we were much clearer than before the equaliser".

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