Erik Nevland reckons Fulham were very good value for their impressive 3-1 win over Liverpool yesterday afternoon.
The Norwegian international arguably turned the contest with a fine performance after coming on as a half-time replacement for the injured Diomansy Kamara. Nevland put Fulham back in front with a clever flick from close range and, with Liverpool down to nine men, turned provider for Clint Dempsey in the closing minutes. The striker doesn’t believe people should be too surprised by Fulham’s display.
It was a good performance by us. It is not easy coming to Craven Cottage. We showed that last year against United and Chelsea. It is a hard place to come to and we want to keep that going.
In the second half I think we were the better team. We had a good feeling. I felt we had opportunities to score.
Nevland said Fulham had no fear of a Liverpool side who might have been expected to impose themselves on the game a little more after Fernando Torres powered home an equaliser just before the break.
They weren’t scaring the life out of us. We basically had the game under control. It didn’t feel like you were on the edge of your seat. It is hard for me to analyse Liverpool’s performance but you probably would expect a bit more.