Bought from relegated Stoke for 13 million pounds ($17.2 million), Shaqiri is proving to be an astute off-season purchase by manager Juergen Klopp, with the playmaker mostly being used for the easier matches to give Liverpool some creativity when faced with packed defences. "It's hard to tell", Klopp said. He could have scored from distance in the first half and fully deserved his goal when it finally came. At the end you can not change it.
"The most important thing is reacting in a situation like that and that was brilliant". It was hard to see for the ref, but it was a clear foul on Robbo [Andrew Robertson] because Robbo is the second free man to go there and avoid the cross - and he couldn't. He is our second guy to go there and prevent the cross and he couldn't because a Fulham player stopped him.
"In the end we were a bit lucky and maybe because of Robbo it is not 100 percent offside because of his heel". But before that somebody had held him.
"It's like it is. The reaction was brilliant".
Most football fans expected Jurgen Klopp's team to be the closest challenges to City this season after reaching last season's Champions League final, while Maurizio Sarri is now exceeding expectations at Stamford Bridge. "Then, the ball is rolling and so this is a crucial moment for us". Yes they catch us on the counter, [Salah] is really fast and finished the action well, but the sensation is we are frustrated, disappointed.
"I don't want to compare it, but against Arsenal we scored a clearer goal which was not offside and didn't get it".
Salah spent a largely unhappy eight months at Stamford Bridge before Salah moved on loan to Fiorentina and the AS Roma, before the Egyptian star completed a permanent move to the Italian capital.
As the global break now arrives, Klopp said he is happy for Naby Keita and Jordan Henderson, who both appeared as substitutes after hamstring injuries, to join up with their respective national teams.
However, he is having "discussions" with England over what role Joe Gomez will have as the 21-year-old has already played 17 times this season.
"It was the first time in the season I think that they played like this, with four or five centre-halves".