'Really poor pass' - Ex-Chelsea GK blames Iwobi for Liverpool's second goal in win against Fulham 

Published: April 21, 2024
'Really poor pass' - Ex-Chelsea GK blames Iwobi for Liverpool's second goal in win against Fulham 

Former Chelsea goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer has blamed Fulham midfielder Alex Iwobi for his role in Liverpool's second goal in a Premier League clash at Craven Cottage on Sunday. 

Iwobi and Super Eagles teammate Calvin Bassey were named in Fulham's starting lineup along with central defender Tosin Adarabioyo. 

After a difficult week that saw the Reds crash out of the Europa League, Jürgen Klopp's team responded with a 3-1 win over the Cottagers. 

Trent Alexander-Arnold's brilliant free-kick in the 32nd minute put them on their way but they were pegged back in first half stoppage time when Timothy Castagne netted his first goal in Fulham colours. 

Ryan Gravenberch's first goal in the Premier League at minute 53 saw Liverpool go ahead before Diogo Jota netted in the 72nd minute to make sure of the three points. 

In the aftermath of Liverpool's second goal,  Mark Schwarzer underlined that Iwobi was at fault for the goal as he gave away possession cheaply after a loose pass to Harvey Elliott.

Elliott then threaded the ball to Gravenberch and the Netherlands international bent a shot beyond past Bernd Leno to restore Liverpool's one-goal lead.

"It's a really good finish from Gravenberch, fantastic - curled into that far post. Again, Leno has no chance," Schwarzer said on BBC Radio 5 Live.

"It's a really poor pass from Iwobi. A really nice, cultured finish from Ryan Gravenberch."

In what was his twenty-ninth appearance for Fulham, Iwobi made way for Adama Traoré with five minutes remaining. 

Ifeanyi Emmanuel 


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