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PremierLeague-News.Com - THE PREMIER LEAGUE new season officially got underway last night with a host of matches throughout Saturday, starting with Liverpool's trip to Fulham.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! The wait is finally over for Premier League football fans as the new season got underway last night with Arsenal pulling off a hard-fought 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. The Gunners come into the campaign with high expectations, particularly following the signing of Gabriel Jesus. Related articles Crystal Palace 0-2 Arsenal: Five things we learned as Gunners win Liverpool take action after Martin Tyler's Hillsborough comments Tottenham, Liverpool and Chelsea all play on the first Saturday of the new season (Image: GETTY)And the Brazilian forward showed exactly why he's set to excite Gunners fans throughout the campaign with some flashy footwork and nearly a contender for goal of the season early on, only to see his shot blocked. It was Gabriel Martinelli who grabbed the season's first goal though as he nodded in from close range after Oleksandr Zinchenko smartly headed back into the danger zone.Arsenal were fortunate towards the end of the first half not to go in level though with Aaron Ramsdale pulling off an impressive save. Palace continued to push Arsenal onto the backfoot in the second half, but William Saliba put in a man-of-the-match display on his official debut to keep the hosts at bay.And Bukayo Saka's deflected cross-cum-shot ended up securing all three points for the Gunners to give them the perfect start. Now attentions switches to Saturday with six matches, starting with Liverpool's trip to Fulham.Follow Express Sport throughout the day as we bring you live updates and breaking stories as the matches take place.KEY EVENTSGOAL LIVERPOOL14:12GOAL FULHAM!14:04GOAL FULHAM!13:04Team news CONFIRMED11:30 13 mins ago15:02 Stuart BallardJurgen Klopp reaction"The best thing about the game is the result actually. We got a point from a really bad game from my side. It's a question now, how can that happen? I said already to my colleagues, the attitude was not right in the beginning. Then we wanted to fight back but you don't fight it easy anymore, the pitch was dry, stuff like this. We played into their cards. Most of the time when we found direction and ended up in front of their goal, we probably had the bigger chances even when we were 1-0 down, crossbar, all these kind of things. The result is fine, I don't think we deserved more than that, but the performance is massively improvable."You cannot always hug the boys. We do that usually when they deserve it. First half, we started the game in a specific way which was the complete opposite to how we wanted to start. We didn't find direction, passed the ball around against their 4-4-2 in defending and couldn't really break the lines. It was a clear message before the game, there's where you have to take the risk. Each challenge they won is a very positive thing for them, each chance, each shot on target - massive. We miss a chance, it's a negative thing. We never had the momentum. Yeah, we could've won the game because we had the bigger chances but that would've been a bit too much today." Jurgen Klopp was not happy (Image: GETTY) 18 mins ago14:57 Stuart BallardNext upNow for four 3pm kick-off games:Bournemouth vs LeedsNewcastle vs Nottingham ForestTottenham vs SouthamptonLeeds vs Wolves 47 mins ago14:28 Stuart BallardFULL TIMEAll square at the end after Jordan Henderson nearly wins it late on after hitting the crossbar.Damage control from Liverpool in the end as Fulham fully deserved something out of the game.Mitrovic was a pest all day for both Van Dijk and Matip. Good show from Nunez though as soon as he came on as the game opened up more.Stay tuned for the rest of the Saturday games! 1 hour ago14:12 Stuart BallardGOAL LIVERPOOLUtterly sensational ball forward from Trent Alexander-Arnold to the attacking pair of Mohamed Salah and Darwin Nunez.Fulham defence can't deal with it and the ball falls to the feet of Nunez, who taps it into Salah's path to level the game once again.Another lifeline for the Reds with 10 minutes remaining. 1 hour ago14:04 Stuart BallardGOAL FULHAM!A rare mistake from Virgil van Dijk as he fouls Mitrovic in the box and gives away a penalty!Slightest of contacts Mitrovic's knee and penalty is given and the Fulham forward fires past Alisson to regain the host's lead. Van Dijk fouled Mitrovic in the box (Image: GETTY) 1 hour ago13:55 Stuart BallardGOAL LIVERPOOLDarwin Nunez has been lively since coming on and could have hard one just a minute earlier.But no mistake this time after a brilliant ball from Salah as Nunez fires Liverpool level 2 hours ago13:42 Stuart BallardThiago injuredIt goes from bad to worse for Liverpool now as Thiago is forced off with a worrying hamstring injury.Jurgen Klopp decides for a double change bringing on Darwin Nunez and Harvey Elliott for the stricken Thiago and Roberto Firmino also making way.
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.30pm kick-off on Premier League opening weekend has often thrown up a few surprises but none will be bigger than if Fulham can hold onto their leading position against Liverpool.Jurgen Klopp's side have threatened on occasion but they've been second best for the most part of the opening 45 minutes.Mohamed Salah has been on the periphery while Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson have been off the mark so far with their deliveries.Fulham on the other hand have played the perfect 45 minutes with summer signing Joao Palhinha bossing it in midfield.Jurgen Klopp raced down the touchline into the dressing room as soon as the half-time whistle went and he'll clearly expect better from his side in the second half. 2 hours ago13:04 Stuart BallardGOAL FULHAM!This was not in the script - but Fulham were arguably deserving of their lead!Liverpool have barely been able to string two passes together and they've now been punished.Fulham break down the right-hand side and the ball is whipped into the back post where Aleksandar Mitrovic was waiting to leap over Trent Alexander-Arnold and head past Alisson.1-0 Fulham! 3 hours ago12:19 Stuart BallardLiverpool vs Fulham PEEPWe're underway at Craven Cottage now!Liverpool looking to get off to a flying start while Fulham will want to avoid a demolition.Stay tuned for updates. 3 hours ago12:08 Stuart BallardKlopp on benching Nunez"We also have to mix it up a little so what kind of options do we have to change."With Bobby, we have a baller and then the other two boys have the speed. If we put in a third player with speed it's about the opponent and what they require."If we change with the two young boys with Darwin for example, it's again a good mix and that's why we thought it would be better to start with Bobby." Darwin Nunez starts on the bench (Image: GETTY) 4 hours ago11:30 Stuart BallardTeam news CONFIRMEDThe teams are in and here's how Liverpool line-up.Liverpool XI: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Thiago, Henderson; Diaz, Firmino, SalahSubs: Adrian, Gomez, Milner, Elliott, Nunez, Carvalho, Bajcetic, Van den Berg, ChambersFullham XI: Rodak; Tete, Ream, Adarabioyo, Robinson; Reed, Palhinha, Pereira; De Cordova-Reid, Kebano, MitrovicSubs: Leno, Duffy, Cairney, Solomon, Muniz, Mbabu, Francois, Harris, Stansfield 4 hours ago10:57 Stuart BallardTeam newsNot long now until team news is confirmed but there's been some suggestion that Jurgen Klopp will bench Darwin Nunez in favour of Roberto Firmino.Klopp has made a habit of giving big-money new signings time to bed into their new team.Nunez scored on his debut in the Community Shield last week to huge fanfare from the Liverpool fans.But Firmino was favoured to the new summer signing at the start with Nunez coming on for the final half hour. 5 hours ago10:20 Stuart BallardTV ChannelOne thing Premier League fans haven't missed (probably) is chasing up frantically before the game starts on which channel it is being aired.The Fulham vs Liverpool game will be shown on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 11.30am.Both Sky Sports and BT Sport will then show their own coverage of the 3pm games.Fans hoping to tune into Chelsea's Premier League opener against Everton will need to switch over to Sky Sports with coverage beginning at 5pm. 6 hours ago09:37 Stuart BallardFulham squadMarco Silva has his own issues with Harry Wilson unavailable to face his old side while Nathaniel Chalobah will also miss the match against Liverpool.Fulham have been active in the transfer window though with more than £30million spent on six new signings.Joao Palhinha comes in as the marquee signing to try and shore up Fulham's midfield while Andreas Pereira, Kevin Mbabu and Bernd Leno are also set to be regular starters. 6 hours ago09:02 Stuart BallardLiverpool injuriesWhile there has been positive news on Alisson's return to full fitness this week, Jurgen Klopp still has some issues in his squad for the opening day of the season.Curtis Jones, Kostas Tsimikas and Ibrahima Konate have all picked up injuries in the past week.Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is also unavailable for at least a few weeks with an issue while Diogo Jota and Caoimhin Kelleher continue to recover from injuries they picked up earlier in the summer.Calvin Ramsay's debut will likely have to wait as he continues to build up his fitness. 7 hours ago08:32 Stuart BallardGood morning!Hello and welcome to the first Saturday of the new Premier League season.Liverpool fans will be hoping to see their team get things off to a flying start when they take on newly-promoted Fulham with Darwin Nunez the marquee signing this summer.Official team news to come around 11.30am but Jurgen Klopp already has six players suffering from little niggles that leaves the Liverpool boss with a depleted squad.Their starting line-up should still have enough to see off any threat from Fulham, but Liverpool will still need to be wary of an opening day upset.Stay tuned as we bring you live updates! Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are up first on Saturday (Image: GETTY)
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