Liverpool came from behind to defeat Fulham 2-1 in the first leg of their Carabao Cup semi-final. Willian gave Fulham an early lead at Anfield, but Curtis Jones equalized with a deflected long-range effort. Liverpool completed the turnaround with quick goals from substitutes Darwin Nunez and Cody Gakpo. The victory puts Liverpool in a favorable position heading into the second leg at Craven Cottage. Fulham defended well, but Liverpool’s quality ultimately prevailed. The second half saw improved performances from Liverpool, with Ryan Gravenberch and Antonee Robinson denying scoring opportunities for Fulham. Fulham had a chance to double their lead, but Bobby De Cordova-Reid’s decision to shoot instead of passing proved costly. Liverpool capitalized on Fulham’s missed opportunity and secured a one-goal advantage. Liverpool now faces the challenge of a tough second leg at Fulham to secure a spot in the final against either Middlesbrough or Chelsea. Jurgen Klopp praised the team’s mentality and the performance of young player Conor Bradley. Klopp emphasized the need for a strong showing in the second leg to secure a result and reach the final. Marco Silva, Fulham’s manager, commended his team’s performance in the first half but acknowledged Liverpool’s quality in the second half, especially after making substitutions.