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Cody Gakpo achieved something no other Liverpool player has managed for over 20 years in Fulham win

Cody Gakpo achieved something no other Liverpool player has managed for over 20 years in Fulham win

A big achievement for Gakpo.

Liverpool star Cody Gakpo achieved something no other Reds player has in over 20 years during his side's 2-1 win over Fulham in the Carabao Cup.

Jurgen Klopp's side went 1-0 down during a tense first half through Willian's early strike, but fought back in the second half.

After Fulham had spurned several opportunities, Curtis Jones' deflected strike levelled the game for Liverpool, before Gakpo struck three minutes later to seal the win.

Darwin Nunez was denied by a stunning save from Fulham's Bernd Leno to keep the deficit to just one for the Cottagers, though, who will feel confident of securing a result in the return leg at Craven Cottage based on their display in the first 65 minutes.

But the night belonged to Liverpool - and it also belonged to goalscorer Gakpo, who managed to do something that hasn't been done by a Reds player since cult hero Vladimir Smicer in the 2000/01 season.

The Dutchman's goal now means he has scored in four consecutive Carabao Cup fixtures, as highlighted by Squawka.

He scored in the three previous rounds against Leicester, Bournemouth and West Ham, and a strike in the return leg of the semi-final would surely take Liverpool a long way towards reaching the final of the competition for the second time in three seasons.

Speaking to Sky Sports after full time at Anfield, Gakpo remarked: "It's the mentality in this group, in the club, in the city. Everybody is like this - mentality, just keep going, no matter what happens.

"We showed it again today. If you've got that mentality, a lot of beautiful things can happen.

"[Jones' goal] a very important one to get us back in the game. After that I felt like we really dominated the game - not only with possession, which we did in the first half, but also with the creating chances.

"After that, we scored the second one. Happy days."

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Topics: Liverpool, Cody Gakpo, Carabao Cup, Fulham, Football