Scott Parker spoke of his immense pride after Fulham recorded a famous win at Anfield to further enhance their chances of beating the drop.

The Whites earned only their second ever victory at Liverpool thanks to Mario Lemina’s magnificent strike on the stroke of half time and diligent defensive work against Jurgen Klopp’s side. The win moves Fulham level on points with Brighton and Hove Albion and just a point behind Newcastle after the Magpies drew with West Bromwich Albion earlier this afternoon.

Parker told his post-match press conference:

“I’m immensely proud. It was a big performance today. First half I thought we were fantastic really, both halves actually. In the first half we were the front foot, attacking team I want us to be, we created numerous chances and got our noses in front through some great skill from Mario. And second half we didn’t want it to pan out that way but you understand if you come to a place like Anfield, with the quality that they possess, that you’re going to have to be organised, you’re going to have to be disciplined, win some headers, be good in your box.

“I thought the defensive line second half and the organisation from that was top as well. It’s a massive result and I’m proud of them. The players have taken on every ounce of information they were given in the two, three days leading into this game. They worked tirelessly in meetings and obviously on the training field, and they put that into action first half and it worked very well. And in the second half, like I said, we had a resilience, something you need to fall back on, certain foundations, and I thought we did that to a tee. We withstood a storm but still limited them to few chances.”

The Fulham boss admitted that he had tweaked his team selection and tactics to exploit Liverpool’s weaknesses.

“It was. I picked a team today that I felt would best suit Liverpool’s style and how I thought we could hurt Liverpool and that was the sole reason behind it. I thought the attacking players were nothing short of fantastic. Everything we worked on came to plan; [Ivan] Cavaleiro, Bobby [Decordova-Reid] and [Ademola] Lookman stretching the game and with Maja I always want us to be a goal threat and I thought we were that.