With a great game at the loud City Ground, Nottingham Forest shocked Liverpool . And moved off the bottom of the Premier League.
Taiwo Awoniyi, who departed Liverpool in 2021 without starting a competitive game,
scored the winning goal after his original attempt bounced off a post.
Virgil van Dijk wasted Liverpool’s best opportunity, and the Reds were far from their best. They have yet to pick up an away league victory this year.
Attempts by Morgan Gibbs and White were deflect over, and substitute Brennan Johnson was stop by Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson . Allowing Forest to win by a larger margin.
At the final siren, Forest celebrate their best day since making their 23-year-ago comeback to the top flight. There were joyous scenes both on and off the field.
Forest fought back for a notable victory.
Forest’s return to the Premier League hasn’t been easy . But this was a day to remember as they absolutely deserved their victory over a lacklustre Liverpool.
Due to Leicester’s victory over Leeds on Thursday, Forest fell to the bottom of the standings . Therefore, manager Steve Cooper will be hoping this is a game-changing victory.
Forest granted Cooper a new deal through 2025 this month, despite their difficulties since being promoted.
While managers at Bournemouth, Chelsea, Wolves, and Aston Villa were fired, Forest elected to stick with theirs and have now collected four points from the last two games.
As soon as the game began, Forest dominated Liverpool, and by the time referee Paul Tierney blew for the end of regulation, they were exhausted.
This season, they’ve made a habit of losing leads, like when they were up 2-0 against Bournemouth but lost 3-2. However, they held off late pressure from Liverpool to win a famous game.
Their next three league games are against Chelsea at home, Manchester United away, and Arsenal on the road, but this noteworthy victory will boost their morale.
Liverpool’s season regresses this week.
Jurgen Klopp, Liverpool’s manager, will be questioned about his team’s subpar performance. The outcome for the visitors could have been worse, but Johnson struck a post with Alisson far off his line in the dying seconds.
Liverpool seemed to be getting back on track after beating Rangers in the Champions League and Manchester City and West Ham in a row in the Premier League.
But compared to the thrilling victory over City six days prior, this was a million miles away.
Trent Alexander-Arnold came close to saving a point at the end before the trip to Amsterdam for the Champions League match against Ajax, but this was a lazy effort.
Klopp will expect a far better effort on Wednesday after a day in which Liverpool’s season took a turn for the worst.