From AMEX – Liverpool once more diminished the hole on Premier League leaders Manchester City to 3 factors after they went to a 2-0 victory in Brighton because of strikes from Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah.
Brighton got here shut by means of a Neal Maupay drive outdoors the field however the Reds took the lead within the nineteenth minute when Diaz nodded in Joel Matip’s wonderful move.
The Colombian was worn out by Seagull’s goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, who appeared to be saved from a purple card by the ball stepping into.
The Seagulls had began positively however their risk disappeared after Liverpool’s opening and it was the company who would go closest earlier than the primary half ended.
Salah was clearly despatched off to the left and managed to go away Yves Bissouma behind, however his shot from a slender angle was repelled by Sanchez.
Brighton had been on track proper at the beginning of the second half, with Maupay finally placing up Leandro Trossard who shamefully blazed over when he was extraordinarily properly positioned. There was a suspicion of handball within the build-up so it could have been rejected in any case.
The Reds might have doubled their lead by means of Salah, however the Egyptian first hit the crossbar with a deflected effort earlier than hitting a huge when properly positioned, however he made no mistake when referee Mike Dean awarded a penalty.
Naby Keita hit a shot towards Yves Bissouma whose arm was raised, permitting Salah to transform straight down the center from the spot for his twentieth league assault of the season.
The victory signifies that Liverpool are near Manchester City within the Premier League title competitors, concurrently it’s a fifth row loss within the division for Brighton.
Dunk fought with Mane / Mike Hewitt / GettyImages
Robert Sanchez (GK) – 5/10 – Extremely fortunate to keep away from a purple card for a ruthless problem on Diaz. Strangely saved by the nod stepping into. Made a number of different stops.
Tariq Lamptey (RB) – 6/10 – Some misunderstanding between Lamptey and Veltman noticed Diaz fall behind for the premiere. The risk of assault was nullified by Diaz’s persistent work within the protection, however nonetheless had some respectable moments.
Joel Veltman (CB) – 5/10 – Likewise mistaken with Lamptey for Diaz’s objective. Does not appear to play in a central second for the previous Ajax hill.
Lewis Dunk (CB) – 5/10 – Some unconvincing moments towards Liverpool’s quick third. Was nonetheless right with its distribution.
Marc Cucurella (LB) – 6/10 – Got some house when Alexander-Arnold put in however couldn’t do a lot with it.
Steven Alzate (CM) – 4/10 – Have fond reminiscences of taking part in Liverpool and made a winner at Anfield final season, however had no such luck right here. Not influential and rejected for Lallana.
Yves Bissouma (CM) – 5/10 – Moped up properly generally however unusually sufficient misplaced his steadiness and gave away the ball a number of instances. Gave away a penalty with the arm raised and goes in the direction of the ball.
Alexis Mac Allister (AM) – 6/10 – A pleasant nod despatched in Maupay on objective. Did a few key passes.
Trossard must have scored / Bryn Lennon / GettyImages
Solly March (RW) – 5/10 – Did not get a lot pleasure from his struggle with Robertson so tried his luck on the other facet. Similar story.
Neal Maupay (ST) – 6/10 – Went shut with a hard disk drive early. Dived to attempt to get a penalty from Van Dijk, with out consequence. Sent in objectives at the beginning of the second half and finally obtained Trossard who must have scored.
Leandro Trossard (LW) – 5/10 – Quiet first half however must have buried one from Maupay’s move. Had to hit the again of the web.
Adam Lallana (CM) – N / A – Came on at half time, sadly obtained an damage and departed seven minutes after the beginning.
Pascal Gross (CM) – 6/10
Danny Welbeck (LW) – 6/10
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Alisson (GK) – 6/10 – Seemed to deal with the ball outdoors his field at one level and drew screams from the dwelling crowd. First in motion late in the proper manner and saved properly from Welbeck.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) – 7/10 – Came in wonderful positions as at all times in the primary half, even when the remaining ball was lacking.
Joel Matip (CB) – 8/10 – Excellent move to pick out Diaz for an help. Took the ball properly and took good positions to deal with Brighton’s publish.
Virgil van Dijk (CB) – 7/10 – Actually misplaced to Mac Allister in an air duel that despatched Maupay free. Apart from that, Brighton’s little strikers gave him some grief.
Andy Robertson (LB) – 7/10 – Charged up and right down to the left in his personal indomitable fashion and gave March little pleasure.
Jordan Henderson (CM) – 6/10 – Decent shift in midfield, if not very flashy. Lacked energy with a shot when he took the ball to the sting of the field. Saved some good counterattacks with poor passes.
Fabinho (CM) – 6/10 – Gave Liverpool sufficient safety in central areas and made certain they had been hardly ever in peril. Booked to convey down Maupay.
Near Keita (CM) – 7/10 – No excellent moments however did an excellent soiled job within the central midfield. Won the penalty by hitting a shot at Bissouma.
Salah scored his twentieth league objective of the season / Bryn Lennon / GettyImages
Mohamed Salah (RW) – 7/10 – Hit his first likelihood far over the bar. Shoot straight at Sanchez after snatching Bissouma properly. Hit the crossbar with a rejected effort and missed a babysitter shortly after. Eventually, he obtained his objective – his twentieth within the league this season – from the spot earlier than he was subbed.
Sadio Mane (ST) – 7/10 – Came a save from Sanchez with Liverpool’s first actual likelihood. Some pretty twists and turns, particularly one the place he poured the ball over Veltman earlier than firing a tame shot at Sanchez.
Luis Diaz (LW) – 8/10 – Opened the shooter with a courageous nod however took a slap for his issues. Thankfully, it was quick once more. Went step-by-step with the attacking Lamptey and got here to the highest as a rule. A good match for this Liverpool staff.
Thiago (CM) – 6/10
Diogo Jota (LW) – 6/10
James Milner (CM) – 6/10
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