Made string of very good saves but it was only a matter of damage limitation as Liverpool went on to win. One of a few Fulham players who put in a fine display despite the loss.
The German outlined his desire to earn a permanent move to Fuham from Koln and did his chances no harm with an outstanding display. Defensively he was solid and his delivery going forward was out of the top drawer. Unlucky to be on the losing side.
The left-back's injury woes just go on and on. His afternoon lasted all of 15 minutes before a muscle problem meant he had to be replaced by Emmanuelson.
Was denied what would have been an equaliser by a sublime save from Reina. Defensively, it would be unfair to point the finger at Hughes for Liverpool's goals; he was left exposed by his team-mates.
Fine display from the Norway international. He marshalled the Cottagers' back-four impressively, making a number of well-timed challenges to half Liverpool counterattacks too. Got surprisingly sloppy late on.
Looks like he has all the skills needed to succeed as a Premier League midfielder, his decision making in the final third is probably his weakness. Never quite recovered after a crunching tackle from Johnson.
Was in and amongst the action in the first half, getting stuck in to the midfield battle. But his influence waned after the break, allowing lots of niggly fouls to creep into his game.
The winger has probably been Fulham's find of the season and his performance today merely underlined that. His willingness to run at defenders and his reliable delivery into the box will make him a Fulham favourite. Came off with 20 minutes to go.
Wasn't really involved in the first half but still managed to score with a simple header, could possibly have had another too before the break. Seemed a bit disinterested after half-time.
While the Irishman lacked the explosiveness of Kacaniklic, he used all his experience and guile to work crossing opportunities on the right flank. Enrique's introduction coincided with a tail-off in his performance.
Drifted all over the field throughout the match and was flawless in possession. His link-up play with Dimitar Berbatov wasn't as slick and incisive as we've come to expect. Faded as the game went on.
Had quite a quiet afternoon but kept Liverpool ahead late on with a fantastic save from Hughes' header. Apart from that he Spaniard didn't have a lot to deal with.
Made his first start in the Premier League since August and it showed with a couple of nervy touches early on. He was on edge in the second half too, and was lucky not to be punished for a foul when he was last-man in defence.
The England defender looked comfortable as a wing-back with more license to push forward without having to worry about what's behind him. Oddly enough, he became more of a threat in an attacking sense when moved to right-back.
Organised the Liverpool defence well during the game but his lack of mobility was exposed, most often by Bryan Ruiz who turned him inside out on a few occasions.
His long ball out of the back, intentional or not, found Sturridge for Liverpool's equaliser. Didn't make it out for the second half, though.
Great outlet for Brendan Rodgers' side on the left flank, he delivery into the box at times was exceptional. His performance faded as the match went on but he did come close to scoring, hitting the post late on.
Not one of his more effective games in a Liverpool shirt. The game often bypassed the Brazilian who failed to break down as many Fulham moves as he would have expected. Extremely lucky to get off with a handball in the box.
Brought back into the Liverpool side for the game; he made a bright start with an early shot which tested Schwarzer. He often got into some great attacking positions but failed to find the end product.
Had a busy yet unspectacular afternoon in the Liverpool midfield. Daniel Sturridge suffered from a lack of service from midfield, partly due to his wayward passing in the final third.
Has really come to the fore for the Reds in the absence of Luis Suarez. He loitered in between Fulham's defence and midfield playing some exquisite little passes throughout.
Took all three of his goals brilliantly. His touch, skill and finish showed for each one showed exceptional quality. His talent is undeniable but his lack of awareness at times is massively frustrating. Could have scored and assisted plenty more, but a sublime hat-trick nevertheless.
Came on to replace Richardson after a quarter of an hour and had tough time in the Fulham defence. He isn't a natural defender, his positional play at times made that obvious.
Came on for the final 20 minutes of the match but rarely looked like finding his first Fulham goals in 11 games.
Came on at half-time as Brendan Rodgers reverted back to a back-four. Put in a no frills shift keeping Damien Duff quiet down his flank.
Made a late cameo appearance replacing Shelvey in the final 15 minutes. Made an instant impact, going on a fine run before smashing the post with a right-footed effort, minutes later he was denied by a fine save from Schwarzer.