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Premier League • Day 22
  • 2nd Half
  • Liverpool
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • TrossardZeqiri
    87'
  • MaupayConnolly
    83'
  • FirminoJones
    79'
  • MarchLallana
    67'
  • WijnaldumOxlade-Chamberlain
    64'
  • ShaqiriOrigi
    64'
  • Alzate
    56'
  • 1st Half
  • Liverpool
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Wijnaldum
    45'
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Liverpool - Brighton & Hove Albion

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  • End of 2nd Half
90+4' 

FT: Liverpool 0-1 Brighton. Alzate's second-half winner moves Brighton 10 points clear of the relegation zone and hands Liverpool a major blow to their title hopes. The Reds, who drop to fourth, are now seven points off leaders Man City having played a game more.

L'esultanza di Alzate, Liverpool-Brighton
90+2' 

Brighton are so close to this HUGE win. Liverpool don't look like they believe they can snatch a point.

90' 

Four minutes added.

89' 

Bissouma lets fly with a 30-yard dipper that drops just over Kelleher's bar.

89' 

So, Liverpool will drop to fourth and seven points off leaders Man City. They will have also played a game more than the Citizens. That game on Sunday is MASSIVE for Liverpool now.

  • Andi Zeqiri
    OffLeandro TrossardBrighton & Hove AlbionBRIGHTON CHANGE: Zeqiri on for Trossard.
    TodayAssists1On target1Fouls against3
  • Andi Zeqiri
    OnAndi ZeqiriBrighton & Hove Albion
87' 

BRIGHTON CHANGE: Zeqiri on for Trossard.

85' 

Brighton are closing in on a famous win that would move them up to 15th and 10 points clear of the drop zone.

  • Aaron Connolly
    OffNeal MaupayBrighton & Hove AlbionBRIGHTON CHANGE: Connolly on for Maupay.
    TodayBlocked Shots1Fouls1Fouls against5Wide1
  • Aaron Connolly
    OnAaron ConnollyBrighton & Hove Albion
83' 

BRIGHTON CHANGE: Connolly on for Maupay.

81' 

CLOSE! Trossard tries to make it two, but sees his shot from a narrow angle well stopped by Kelleher.

  • Curtis Jones
    OffRoberto FirminoLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Jones on for Firmino.
    TodayBlocked Shots2Wide1
  • Curtis Jones
    OnCurtis JonesLiverpool
79' 

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Jones on for Firmino.

78' 

Firmino knows he's about to be replaced and has one last go - but his shot from range is off target.

76' 

Indeed.

74' 

SAVE! Kelleher makes a smart save down to his left to keep out Gross' low drive.

73' 
71' 

CLOSE! Salah's first-time attempt flies just wide of the near upright after the Egyptian had arrived on cue to meet Alexander Arnold's drilled, low cross.

70' 

You would think Liverpool need to win this if they have realistic designs on catching Manchester City. A big 20 minutes or so lie ahead.

70' 
Brighton's Steven Alzate celebrates scoring against Liverpool
68' 

Firmino finally tests Sanchez - but the flag was up for a foul by Phillips in the build up.

  • Adam Lallana
    OffSolly MarchBrighton & Hove AlbionBRIGHTON CHANGE: The injured March is replaced by former Liverpool midfielder, Adam Lallana.
    TodayWide1Corners1
  • Adam Lallana
    OnAdam LallanaBrighton & Hove Albion
67' 

BRIGHTON CHANGE: The injured March is replaced by former Liverpool midfielder, Adam Lallana.

66' 

VIDEO: Brighton lead at Anfield!

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OffGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Wijnaldum.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls3
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
65' 

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Oxlade-Chamberlain on for Wijnaldum.

  • Divock Origi
    OffXherdan ShaqiriLiverpoolLIVERPOOL CHANGE: Origi on for Shaqiri.
    TodayFouls3Fouls against2
  • Divock Origi
    OnDivock OrigiLiverpool
64' 

LIVERPOOL CHANGE: Origi on for Shaqiri.

64' 
63' 

Webster makes a crucial interception to deny Firmino after Thiago's clever free kick dinked over the wall had threatened to catch the visitors out.

61' 

Klopp has seen enough. He's about to ring the changes.

59' 

STAT: Brighton are looking to keep four consecutive league clean sheets for the first time in the top flight. If they can, it'll lead to a famous Anfield win. Liverpool are desperately in need of a response.

57' 

That was the first shot on target in the match!

  • Steven Alzate
    GoalSteven AlzateBrighton & Hove AlbionGOAL! Alzate diverts the ball home after Burn nodded a deep right-wing cross back into the danger zone.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against1
56' 

GOAL! Alzate diverts the ball home after Burn nodded a deep right-wing cross back into the danger zone.

54' 

CLOSE! Firmino takes Shaqiri's pass inside the area but sees his shot deflect just wide of the near post.

53' 

Alexander Arnold spots Firmino's dart towards the near post, but the Brazilian can't get his head on the full back's wonderful ball in.

52' 
Mohamed Salah, Liverpool-Brighton
50' 

Klopp has tweaked his front line to try and unlock this Brighton defence. Salah is currently operating in am ore central position with Shaqiri over towards the right.

49' 

As it stands, Liverpool would be fourth and six points off the top having played a game more than City. Brighton would rise to 15th.

48' 
Mohamed Salah (L) battles for possession against Brighton
47' 
  • 2nd Half
46' 

KICK OFF! Liverpool get us back underway. The Reds will attack the Kop end in the second half.

  • End of 1st Half
45+1' 

HT: Liverpool 0-0 Brighton.

45' 

One minute added. Maupay heads well over after rising well to meet Gross' right-wing cross.

  • Georginio Wijnaldum
    Yellow cardGeorginio WijnaldumLiverpoolWijnaldum booked for catching Maupay as the Liverpool man tried to rescue the ball back.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls2
45' 

Wijnaldum booked for catching Maupay as the Liverpool man tried to rescue the ball back.

43' 
Shaqiri va via a White, Liverpool-Brighton
41' 

STAT: Liverpool haven't failed to score in three consecutive home league games since October 1984 under Joe Fagan. The clock is ticking for the frustrated champions. They will need a big second half if they fail to find a solution in the next few minutes.

39' 

Liverpool really do need to inject more urgency into their play. It's been a familiar pattern in recent games at Anfield. They have not netted in the last 2 home games - and 39 minutes.

37' 

Henderson drives forward from the back and almost releases Firmino with a teasing ball from deep. Only a sliding interception denies the Brazilian a run at goal.

36' 

Liverpool have had 66 per cent of the possession but just the one shot - and none on target. Brighton have had three attempts, but have also yet to test Kelleher.

34' 

March cuts in from the right but curves his left-foot effort a few yards over the bar. It all opened up for him following a lovely move from the visitors from left to right.

32' 

It's eventually worked to Salah, but his hopes of finally testing Robert Sanchez with a 22-yard drive are thwarted by a fine block.

30' 

Liverpool patiently probing, but that has been a large part of their problems in recent times. When it's a stalemate their attack has lacked a decent tempo.

28' 

DID YOU KNOW? Brighton have lost all seven of their away league games against reigning top-flight champions, scoring just twice and conceding 19 goals.

26' 
Gross in marcatura su Milner, Liverpool-Brighton
24' 

Burn flashes a horrible shot high over the bar from deep inside the Liverpool area after Maupay's effort had deflected into his path.

23' 

Robertson arcs a fine free kick from the left into the danger zone, but it's splendidly defended by the Brighton rearguard. Hard to see the hosts scoring from set pieces against the height of the visitors, but it will all depend on how good the delivery is.

22' 
21' 

STAT: Only Manchester City have earned more points and scored more goals at home in this season's Premier League than Liverpool. The Reds have won seven of their 10 games at Anfield and scored 21 times.

19' 
Roberto Firmino, Liverpool-Brighton
17' 
15' 

Superb defending from Phillips. First he wins an important header to deal with a dangerous delivery. He then gets back into position and stretches brilliantly to divert a fizzing low ball into the six-yard box after Brighton had carved Liverpool open down the right.

13' 

Brighton make a meal of defending a right-wing delivery from Salah. It seems to surprise Shaqiri, who can't do anything with a weak header.

11' 

DID YOU KNOW? The only goalless draw the teams have ever played out in the league came at Brighton in September 1961.

10' 

Firmino makes a late dart into the box to try and get a toe on Milner's measured pass, but in the end the Brazilian is driven too wide and can't keep it in play.

8' 
7' 

STAT: The champions are bidding to win three league matches on the spin for the first time since their opening three games of the season.

Liverpool midfielder Thiago
5' 

Love it!

4' 

Liverpool are down in fourth following Leicester’s win at Fulham. The Reds can edge back up to third with a win and move a point behind second-placed Man United. They would then be four points off leaders Man City ahead of Sunday’s Anfield clash between the two sides. It would obviously make worse reading for Kopites if they fail to take the three points tonight. Meanwhile, 17th-placed Brighton could move up to 15th with a point. A shock win would move them 10 points clear of the drop zone.

3' 

Salah surges in from the right touchline to collect Henderson's raking, diagonal ball. He kills it with a wonderful touch but cushions a volley just over the top with the second.

2' 

STAT: Brighton haven't beaten Liverpool in the league since March 1982. It’s many, many years, but just the nine matches (D2, L7).

  • 1st Half
1' 

KICK OFF! Brighton get us underway.

20.10 

Liverpool saw their magnificent 68-match unbeaten run in the PL come to an end versus Burnley last time out in L4. They will be aiming to avoid the old London buses scenario and dodge the possibility of losing successive league games at Anfield for the first time since 2012.

20.00 

SUBLIME SALAH: Mo Salah has scored five and created four goals in just seven league games v Brighton. The Egyptian is the Premier League's leading marksman this term with 15 so far.

Video - 'Mo Salah, world class' - Klopp raves about forward after brace

00:41
19.55 

DID YOU KNOW? Neal Maupay has plundered five of his seven PL goals away from home. Can he do it again on Merseyside to inspire the Seagulls and continue a run that has seen Potter's men win two of their past three league games, and three of the last four in all competitions?

Neil Maupay
19.45 

Graham Potter: “It's quite easy to look at the results from over the last month as being quite favourable, but I've been delighted with the players over the course of the season. The group have stuck together and worked really hard. I'd say we've been a bit unlucky because the performances have probably warranted more points than they've got.”

Graham Potter, Manager of Brighton & Hove Albion talks with Adam Lallana of Brighton & Hove Albion
19.40 

A few words from Klopp on his new recruits: "They will need time but we don't have a lot of time. So we will use the time we have in our hands and try our best.... But we will give them a few more days.”

Video - Klopp: 'Really strange' situation led to Kabak and Davies signings

01:16
19.35 

It's been some week for Davies. He must be still pinching himself after swapping Preston for the Premier League champions. Here's what he had to say after completing his deadline-day move: "I want to come in and play games to start with, I want to get my foot in the door and make myself a Premier League player rather than obviously a Championship player. And then take it from there really. I know we’ve got some top players here and players I can certainly learn from. Hopefully I can take my chance and then move forward with it."

Video - Klopp: Matip injury a 'big, big blow' for Liverpool

01:11
19.25 

Brighton make two changes following their success over Tottenham. Dan Burn and Steven Alzate get the nod.

Robert Sanchez, Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk and Ben White of Brighton & Hove Albion celebrate victory following the Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Tottenham Hotspur
19.20

CONFIRMED TEAMS – LIVERPOOL: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Henderson, Phillips, Milner, Thiago, Wijnaldum, Salah, Shaqiri, Firmino... Subs: Adrian, Origi, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, R Williams, N Williams, Davies, Cain. /// BRIGHTON: Sanchez, Burn, Webster, Dunk, White, March, Bissouma, Alzate, Gross, Trossard, Maupay... Subs: Walton, Connolly, Lallana, Moder, McGill, Wier, Tau, Zeqiri, Karbownik.

19.15 

Hello and welcome to LIVE updates of the Premier League clash between Liverpool and Brighton at Anfield. The Merseysiders are buoyant right now after following up a couple of impressive wins in London with a productive deadline day. Meanwhile, Brighton will hope to build on their surprise 1-0 victory over Spurs and further bolster their survival bid. Kick off 20.15 GMT.