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Bullish Aleksandar Mitrovic, Darwin Nunez the star and what we learned in Fulham vs Liverpool draw

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Liverpool, a point and a Vinicius Jr. away from an unprecedented quadruple last term, were already up and running having beaten champions Manchester City in convincing fashion in the Community Shield last weekend.

Fulham, meanwhile, were already being heavily tipped for a third relegation in five seasons, the early sinking feeling hardly subsiding when Marco Silva - without many alternatives - named a starting XI that included nine of the squad that failed to beat the drop two years ago.



The 27-year-old scored just three Premier League goals in 2020/21 and is within touching distance of that mark already.



There was a degree of good fortune in that assist, but already there seems an encouraging spark between the pair and when Crystal Palace head to Anfield on Monday week, Nunez will surely be involved from the start.



He bullied Trent Alexander-Arnold at the back post to open the scoring with a trademark header, then squared Virgil van Dijk up to win the spot-kick he converted.

Instead, however, the yet-to-be-written form book was torn up as Fulham produced a magnificent performance, full of the kind of tenacity and spirit that will be needed to keep them in the division in the absence of much proven Premier League quality, to come almightily close to a famous opening weekend upset.

So, here’s what we did learn… When Mitrovic unexpectedly found himself in space inside the Liverpool box with the ball at his feet in the opening minute, you expected the net to bulge.
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