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Salah salvages draw for Liverpool at Fulham

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the 1-0 goal during the UEFA Champions League semi final, first leg soccer match between Liverpool FC and AS Roma at Anfield, Liverpool, Britain, 24 April 2018. EPA-EFE/PETER POWELL

LONDON, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Champions Liverpool missed an opportunity to go clear at the top of the Premier League as they needed a late Mohamed Salah penalty to salvage a 1-1 draw at lowly Fulham on Sunday.

Juergen Klopp’s side were outplayed by Scott Parker’s adventurous team before halftime at Craven Cottage and trailed to Bobby Decordova-Reid’s superb 25th-minute effort.

They were more like themselves after the break and levelled in the 79th when Salah beat Alphonse Areola from the spot after a rather harsh handball decision.

The visitors looked likely to go and grab the winner but Fulham held out for a well-deserved point to leave Liverpool level on 25 points with leaders Tottenham Hotspur.

Fulham are fourth from bottom with eight points. (Reporting by Martyn Herman Editing by Toby Davis)

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