Marco Silva was delighted with Fulham’s performance as they held Champions’ League runners-up Liverpool to a 2-2 draw on the opening weekend of the Premier League season – and argued that his side may have deserved more.

Aleksandar Mitrovic twice put the Whites ahead but goals from Darwin Nunez and Mo Salah rescued a point for a below-par Liverpool side.

Silva told his post-match press conference:

“If you ask me if I deserve something more, I think our players deserve something more from the game. I know Liverpool – more in the second half than the first – had more control of the game, but I think our organisation was great. Great first half, the way we blocked almost everything from them. In terms of organisation, our first half was almost perfect. The way we started the game, the intensity we played first half, was really, really good.

I have to congratulate our players and our fans as well. To play like we played against Liverpool first half, how they are aggressive when they attack the space, we controlled all those moments really well. We matched them, and we know they are not just really good on the ball, without the ball they are really aggressive.

I think we matched them from the first until the last minute of the match. We did really well, and maybe our players deserved something more from the game. It’s just one point, but I think it was a good performance from ourselves, and we have to go again.”