- Diaz heads in Liverpool’s opener earlier than clashing with Brighton’s Sanchez
- Salah makes it two from the penalty spot after Bissouma’s handball
- Liverpool return to 3 factors behind Manchester Metropolis
As wins go, this might not have been extra routine for Liverpool. Brighton, a facet whose function appears to be giving prime 4 managers the chance to make patronising remarks at the same time as they financial institution three factors, duly allowed them to shut the hole on Manchester Metropolis on the prime of the desk. Performing as the proper hosts, Brighton examined their guests with simply the one shot on track all recreation.
Targets are a unique matter for Jurgen Klopp’s facet, nonetheless. And, as they scored a objective in every half, Liverpool crossed a few notable statistical landmarks. Their second strike, as an example, was the membership’s 2,000th Premier League objective. And, in scoring it, Mo Salah, notched up his twentieth league objective for the fourth season in a row for Liverpool. How Brighton’s followers will need to have watched on in envy questioning how their facet may fare with a striker of his calibre of their line up. Nicely, any striker truly.
Brighton performed of their yellow and blue third equipment as a gesture of solidarity with Ukraine. Although probably the Kremlin’s propagandists will attempt to spin Liverpool enjoying in pink as a mark of respect for the Russian nationwide workforce. And Graham Potter’s facet began the sport as brightly as their shirts. Tariq Lamptey’s cross discovered Neal Maupay, who misdirected his header over. He then shot simply broad, earlier than enjoying in Leandro Trossard, however Alisson slid in to smother.
The issue Brighton couldn’t counter, nonetheless, is that from anyplace and in every single place, hazard all the time lurks with this Liverpool facet. As when Joel Matip took possession in his personal half, strode ahead with none Brighton gamers sensing his risk. His lengthy ball was exact, arcing in direction of the realm. Luis Diaz dashed in forward of everybody else and bravely headed it goalwards. Extra to the purpose, regardless of the looming proximity of the Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez, his contact was each delicate and correct. Although, even because the ball arrowed into the web, Sanchez’s follow-through flattened him. It was not deemed to be harmful play by the VAR.