Willian was up for the Cup last night at Anfield, managing to pick up Andreas Periera’s square ball before dancing around a few Liverpool players and smashing home.
Although Liverpool were able to come back in the second-half through some smart Jurgen Klopp substitutions, there is still something to play for.
The Reds will travel to Craven Cottage for second-leg of the tie, with Marco Silva’s men no doubt hungry to set things right in London.
Willian’s opener last night marks his fourth strike against the Merseyside club throughout his career.
What did Willian say post-match?
However, speaking to fulhamfc.com after Wednesday night’s game, the 35-year-old has remarked how hard it is to play Liverpool – especially at Anfield:
“It’s not easy to play here against them!” smiled the 35-year-old.
“When they equalised, the game becomes even more difficult because they push more, they put pressure.”
“They come more fast, always try to go direct to the goal and then they score the second one.”
“But nothing’s finished and we have to think about the next one [second leg].”
The Reds have certainly been the come-back kings this season.
Bizarrely, it feels like Jurgen Klopp’s men need to go behind for them to start playing their best football.
In fact, in the Premier League, the Reds have secured the most points from losing positions [transfermarkt].
Of the 10 games the Reds have been in a deficit, they have managed to end up winning half of them while drawing four.
The ‘mentality monsters’ are truly back, and it is definitely an exciting time to be a Liverpool fan.