- English Barclays Premier League
- 1 May 2012, 6:45pm
- Attendance: 40,106
94 mins:The whistle has gone and it's Fulham who claim all three points at Anfield.
89 mins:Clint Dempsey with another chance but he can't finish it and Liverpool are still in this with time running out.
87 mins:Moussa Dembele has been brought off for Chris Baird.
85 mins:John Arne Riise with another effort but he can't connect with this effort either.
83 mins:Stewart Downing is in a dangerous area at the back post but the flag goes up for offside.
80 mins:Dickson Etuhu has come on for Pavel Pogrebnyak.
79 mins:Clint Dempsey with a chance but his side footed effort is saved by Alexander Doni.
76 mins:Dirk Kuyt has been brought off for Raheem Sterling.
73 mins:John Arne Riise attempts a shot from range but he makes a mess of it and it squirms wide.
69 mins:Liverpool need to start creating more chances in this second-half as they are still a goal behind.
66 mins:Jose Enrique has been brought on for Fabio Aurelio.
65 mins:Andy Carroll was a great chance but his header goes wide of the target.
64 mins:Kerim Frei with a fine strike but it hits the outside of the post.
62 mins:Fulham starting to offer their first threats of the half, with Liverpool dominating so far.
59 mins:Alexander Kacaniklic has been brought off for Kerim Frei.
59 mins:Brede Hangeland makes a great tackle as he cuts out the danger from Maxi.
57 mins:Stewart Downing cuts in from the right and takes a shot on his left foot but Mark Schwarzer watches it wide.
54 mins:Clint Dempsey with a decent header in the box but he put his effort just wide of the mark.
52 mins:Dirk Kuyt has brought plenty of energy through the middle and is looking to bring in Andy Carroll.
49 mins:Bright start for Liverpool since the break.
46 mins:The second-half is underway and Stewart Downing has been brought on for Jordan Henderson.
45 mins:There goes the whistle for half-time and Fulham have a 1-0 lead at the break.
43 mins:Andy Carroll with a decent header across goal to Maxi but he fires his shot over the crossbar.
40 mins:Pavel Pogrebnyak has gone down with an injury but Liverpool play on.
38 mins:Liverpool with the first corner of the game and Andy Carroll gets a header on it but Mark Schwarzer makes an easy save.
35 mins:Andy Carroll is causing problems up front for the Reds but he has not had a goalscoring chance yet.
32 mins:Liverpool are starting to get into this game now and Fulham are having to deal with waves of attack.
29 mins:Jonjo Shelvey with a shot from distance but Aaron Hughes manages to clear off the line after a poor save from Mark Schwarzer.
28 mins:Martin Skrtel is called into action again and he does well to stop Damien Duff.
25 mins:Dirk Kuyt with a shot but his effort just goes wide of the target.
22 mins:Fulham have certainly started the brighter of the two teams.
19 mins:Alexander Kacaniklic is caught in two minds and wastes a decent chance for Fulham.
17 mins:Nothing comes of the corner and Liverpool now look to counter attack.
16 mins:Pavel Pogrebnyak latches onto a ball in a dangerous area and takes a shot but Alexander Doni makes the save and it goes out for a corner.
14 mins:Ball is played up to Andy Carroll but there is too much on it and it goes dead.
11 mins:Fulham win a corner but Liverpool manage to clear the danger.
8 mins:It's been a poor start from the Reds who have not got out of the traps yet.
5 mins:LIVERPOOL 0:1 FULHAM: Alexander Kacaniklic swings at the ball and it deflects off Martin Skrtel to beat his own goalkeeper Alexander Doni.
3 mins:Slow start to this game at Anfield, as both teams look to settle.
1 mins:We are underway at Anfield for this Premier League clash between Liverpool and Fulham.
Nine changes for Liverpool, who have one eye on their FA Cup final with Chelsea this weekend. Fulham can leapfrog the Reds in the Premier League table with a big win tonight.
- English Barclays Premier League
- 1 May 2012, 6:45pm
- Attendance: 40,106
Fulham recorded a first victory at Anfield in their history on Tuesday, winning 1-0 as Liverpool's FA Cup final warm-up felt decidedly flat.
The Cottagers' previous 30 visits had failed to produce a victory and Merseyside, in general, has been an unhappy hunting ground.
Saturday's woeful 4-0 Premier League defeat to Everton at Goodison Park extended Fulham's run in league matches to no wins in 48 trips to the city of Liverpool.
But all that changed courtesy of Martin Skrtel's fifth-minute own goal and a severely-weakened Reds line-up as manager Kenny Dalglish made nine changes to protect his major stars in the pursuit of a second domestic trophy of the season on Saturday.
Liverpool were without the likes of top scorer Luis Suarez, captain Steven Gerrard, Daniel Agger, Craig Bellamy and goalkeeper Jose Reina.
But the absent players only enhanced their reputations as their team suffered back-to-back home defeats - having lost to West Brom last time out - and a fourth loss at home.
They have now dropped an astonishing 30 points at Anfield in the current campaign, having won just five times in 18 matches.
Prior to the game Dalglish had insisted cup final places were up for grabs but on the evidence of this performance only Skrtel and Andy Carroll stand a chance of starting.
Fulham had an absentee of their own, with manager Martin Jol missing his second successive match with a chest infection, but it did not seem to affect them.
Early on the name of Roy Hodgson was chanted by the small number of visiting fans, who have fond memories of the newly-appointed England manager after he took them to a Europa League final two years ago.
It was difficult to assess whether it was a celebration of his promotion to the national team job or a taunt to Liverpool fans - who never took to the man who succeeded Rafael Benitez and lasted just six months and Anfield.
Liverpool's problem has stemmed from dominating games but not scoring goals but they did not even have the chance to get into their stride before they were behind.
It was a goal created by two former Reds as left-back John Arne Riise crossed to ex-youth team player Alex Kacaniklic, who deflected the ball on to captain-for-the-night Skrtel who diverted it past Doni.
Clint Dempsey and Damien Duff were Fulham's brightest players in the opening exchanges and when the former chipped the ball forward the latter poked in a shot which the Liverpool goalkeeper turned behind.
It took until midway through the first half for the home side to get going with Maxi Rodriguez shooting well over before Dirk Kuyt volleyed wide from Carroll's lay-off.
They would have equalised in the 28th minute had Brede Hangeland not stopped Jonjo Shelvey's shot on the goal-line.
Carroll, returning after a minor groin complaint kept him out of the weekend win at Norwich, looked fresh and did well to make his aerial threat count in the first half, although it was mainly in providing knock-downs for team-mates.
He proved equally adept with his feet in sending Shelvey through the inside-left channel but the midfielder curled a shot wide of the far post.
Carroll had one headed chance of his own just before the interval and although his effort was straight at Mark Schwarzer, the Fulham goalkeeper almost made a mess of it before collecting his fumble.
The second half brought a change with Stewart Downing replacing Jordan Henderson and the England winger was soon into the action firing a long-range shot just wide.
Liverpool's tempo also increased but it was the visitors who created the first real chance after the break.
The woodwork, struck 30 times, has been Liverpool's nemesis this season but it rescued them just past the hour when substitute Kerim Frei's shot hit the post with Doni at full-stretch.
Carroll was continuing to put himself about up front and a great side-step beat Hangeland in the penalty area. But, with the ball on his weaker right foot, Aaron Hughes did enough to deflect his shot behind.
The introduction of 17-year-old reserve-team prodigy Raheem Sterling with 15 minutes to go gave the crowd a lift but they were holding their breath when Frei cut open the defence only for Doni to deny Dempsey with a sharp save low to his left.
But there was no sign of a rousing finish as Liverpool signed off before Wembley with a whimper.