MG– (Brighton 2-2 Liverpool). After the referee’s antics in the previous round. Liverpool wants to vent their anger on any opponent who stands in their way. Is Brighton a victim? Brighton and Liverpool were both punished for individual mistakes in a four-goal match.
Video Brighton 2-2 Liverpool
Liverpool has a trip to Brighton in round 8 of the Premier League on the 8th anniversary of Jurgen Klopp joining the team. The German coach fielded a powerful attacking squad with the trio of strikers Salah – Nunez – Diaz. On the home team’s side, coach De Zerbi made many changes compared to the squad that played in Marseille in midweek.
Both sides started off fast but also very tight. Neither of them wanted to concede first. However, Mac Allister’s mistake in the 20th minute made Liverpool pay the price. The Argentine midfielder’s loss of the ball gave Adingra a chance to shoot from midfield and Alisson did not have time to retreat to block. The score opened for Brighton.
In the following minutes, the home team played with poise and confidence while Liverpool did not create many breakthroughs. But the surprise came in the 40th minute. Lewis Dunk failed to pass the ball and Liverpool immediately punished the opponent with Salah’s goal.
3 minutes later, Brighton’s defense made another mistake and Gross was forced to pull Szoboszlai’s shirt in the penalty area. The referee pointed to the penalty spot and Salah did not miss the opportunity to complete the double. This was also the last goal in the first half.
HT: Brighton 1-2 Liverpool
Brighton: Adingra 20′
Liverpool: Salah 40′, 45+1′ (pen)
In the second half, Liverpool deliberately accelerated in the first minutes and they almost had a third goal. Darwin Nunez’s pass could not have been better, but Gravenberch hit the crossbar with a shot.
Brighton couldn’t hold the ball much so they only relied on set situations and they succeeded. In the 78th minute, Gross crossed the ball awkwardly from the free kick and Robertson missed the ball. Dunk took advantage of the situation with a close-range kick that left Alisson unable to react. In the last minutes, both sides had opportunities but could not find a goal. In the end, the two teams shared points in the match with 4 goals.
FT: Brighton 2-2 Liverpool
Brighton: Adingra 20′, Dunk 78′
Liverpool: Salah 40′, 45+1′ (pen)
Start lineups– Brighton: *Verbruggen; Veltman, Igor, Dunk, Gross, March, Baleba; Adringra, Joao Pedro, Mitoma; Ferguson.– Liverpool: *Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson; Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Elliott; Salah, Nunez, Diaz.
Brighton has been out of form since mid-September
After a 3-1 win on MU’s field on September 16, Brighton continued to slide. In the last 5 matches, they only won 1 more victory, while receiving 3 defeats.
Liverpool returns to the race for the top spot
The 2-0 victory over Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League was Liverpool’s 8th victory in the last 9 matches. The only remaining match is the 1-2 loss to Tottenham in the previous round, a controversial match when Liverpool received 2 red cards and unfairly lost a goal due to referee error.
In 23 previous encounters with Liverpool, Brighton only won 4 and lost 13 matches.
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