Mitro: Keep Believing

Tuesday 13 November 2018 12:00

Aleksandar Mitrović praised the Fulham faithful for their unwavering support after they turned up in their droves to back the lads at Anfield.

Despite a tough period for the Whites, 2,744 away fans were there on Sunday, outsinging the home crowd and staying behind to give the players a standing ovation as they departed the pitch at full-time.

“Thanks to the fans, they were amazing,” Mitrović told fulhamfctv afterwards. “[The away stand] was full which is amazing support, even after a lot of defeats.

“The least that we can do for them is keep fighting and keep going, not giving up, because that’s all that they want from us.

“Even after we lost they were clapping. They were happy because we showed that we care and we’re fighting, so we need to keep going with them and stick all together.

“It was a lot better because we showed desire, fight, we played as a team, and it was a lot better. If we’d played like this against Huddersfield we would have won the game.

“We need to keep this mentality and this desire to work hard for each other and the results will come. It’s hard mentally and physically to be in this situation after a lot of defeats, but we all need to stick together, to keep believing.”

For much of the opening 45 minutes there was nothing between the two sides as we each created good openings, until a decisive 14 second period towards the end of the half.

Mitrović thought he had headed his team in front but was ruled offside, with Liverpool instantly countering and taking the lead through Mohamed Salah.

For good measure, the ball was moving when Alisson Becker took the quick free-kick – just to further irk our number nine.

“I don’t want to be rude now, but it changed the game a lot,” he stated. “You can see from the replay I was not offside, I was in line, and I think the goal should be allowed.

“And then the ball was moving when the ‘keeper played it, so if you want to play by the rules I think their goal should be disallowed as well.

“They’re a good team, they were keeping the ball and playing well, but I think we did as well. We were good defensively, we waited for our chances and had our chances, [but] we didn’t score. We maybe had better chances than they had.

“We need this mentality, to keep working hard, and if we play like this against the teams around us we will win games. It’s tough mentally after a lot of defeats, but that’s football and in two weeks everything can change. We will keep working hard and keep believing.”

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