BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION

Liverpool 0-1 Brighton: Post-match Analysis and Notable Performances

Liverpool lost back to back home games at Anfield after they lost the first one in over 4 years. Brighton & Hove Albion beat Liverpool by 1-0 in the Premier League.

Leandro Trossard was the only scorer in the game. Liverpool could not find the back of the net and only managed one on target.

With this defeat ahead of the big clash against Manchester City, Liverpool remain 4th with 40 points in 22 games and 7 points behind City who are at the top of the table and City have one extra game in hand.

Brighton got a very important victory in a relegation race who moved up to 15th with 24 points in 22 games.

Liverpool 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion team news:

Liverpool made two changes from the last victory against West Ham United. Caoimhin Kelleher started in goal because Alisson was ruled out due to illness and Roberto Firmino came back to the team. Sadio Mane remained sideline with his minor muscle injury.

Brighton also made only two changes from their win against Tottenham Hotspur as Dan Burn started in defence and Colombian midfielder Steven Alzate started the game. Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard were the front two for the Seagulls.

Liverpool 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion post-match analysis:

It was a pretty even game as neither team managed to create big openings. But Liverpool got the first chance to score from a long ball but Mohamed Salah could not keep it on target.

Brighton also got an opportunity to score but Maupay delayed the shot and Burn got an almost open goal but the shot of his wrong foot went way over the crossbar.

The story for Liverpool didn’t change in the second half, they remained toothless in front of the goal, Salah and Firmino were completely anonymous throughout the match.

Liverpool got a chance from a great improvisation from Thiago from a freekick but Adam Webster defended brilliantly.

Brighton scored the goal on the 56th-minute mark from a Burn cutback and an unintended finish from Alzate gave the seagulls the winning goal.

Klopp’s side never looked like scoring goals in the second half and they lost back to back home games, the first one came after 68 games.

Notable Performances:

Lewis Dunk(CB) – (7.5/10)(Brighton & Hove Albion): Defended heroically at Anfield against the champions and played like a real leader.

Adam Webster(CB) – (7.5/10)(Brighton & Hove Albion): He was fantastic as well and repelled every Liverpool attack which came toward Brighton goal.

Mohamed Salah(RW) – (5/10)(Liverpool): After a brilliant performance in the weekend he could not manage the form in this game and he looked hopeless in this game.

Liverpool will play at home against Manchester City in their next league match on Sunday and Brighton will play away to Burnley on Saturday in their next Premier League game.

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