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Liverpool roar back into the Premier League title race with 3-1 win over Fulham 

Liverpool secured a hard-fought 3-1 win over Fulham thanks to sublime goals from Trent Alexander-Arnold, Ryan Gravenberch, and Diogo Jota.

The Reds travelled to London knowing they could not afford to drop more points in the Premier League title race following the draw against Manchester United and the loss to Crystal Palace last week.

To compound Merseyside misery, Liverpool crashed out of the Europa League this week, losing 3-1 to Atalanta on aggregate. 

After the Atalanta game, Liverpool captain Virgil Van Dijk had urged the squad to make one final push for the Premier League title, and the Reds heeded his call as Alexander-Arnold curled home an excellent free-kick in the 32nd minute.

However, Fulham refused to lay down and found their way back into the game before the half-time break through full-back Timothy Castagne, who smashed in the equaliser after some pinball in the box. 

Jurgen Klopp’s side defended Antonee Robinson’s cross poorly, a new team feature over the past few weeks. 

Despite being pegged back, Liverpool came out of the corner aggressively in the second half and swung for the bleachers. 

Their gung-ho approach paid dividends when Ryan Gravenberch picked up the ball in front of the Fulham box and unfurled a gorgeous hit beyond Bernd Leno, ending their barren spell from open play that had run for over 350 minutes. 

Diogo Jota ensured the three points in the 72nd minute, bagging his 100th goal in English football and 56th for the Reds. 

Liverpool’s win today puts them back in the title race, with Manchester City holding a game in hand due to FA Cup duties this weekend. The Merseysiders sit second on the log, level on points with Arsenal on 74 points, while City trail with 73. 

Next up for the troops is the Merseyside derby against Everton on Wednesday. They will then take on West Ham United before welcoming Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield for much-needed revenge.

Liverpool can only try to accrue as many points as possible in this final stretch as they search for a glorious end to the season, and they set themselves on the way with a morale-boosting win at Craven Cottage.

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