I'm not clear about the phrase used here. Does "pay" in this context mean to score?

GOAL - Mohamed Salah Fulham 2-2 Liverpool

After being so organised for most of the game, the Fulham defence is a bit of a mess here and Liverpool make them pay.


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To make someone pay means to punish them or get revenge.

As we can read from Phrasemix:

You can use "for" to show why you want to get revenge on the person. For example, if someone insults you, you might think:

I'll make you pay for saying that!

So, in regard to your sentence, I understand that Liverpool made Fulham pay for the previous goals the latter had scored.

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