Liverpool’s hopes of retaining the Premier League title took a significant dent on Wednesday night time as Graham Potter’s Brighton secured a shock 1-Zero win at Anfield.
It was one other lacklustre show by Jurgen Klopp’s males, who solely registered a single shot on the right track towards the Seagulls who totally deserved their victory.
A fortnight in the past, a 68-game run was ended by the Clarets and this was an identical story as Klopp’s aspect dominated possession however lacked a innovative.
The guests created one of the best possibilities and the margin of victory might have been better however Steven Alzate seized the second along with his first Premier League objective in his 28th look shortly after the interval.
Liverpool’s two new defensive signings watched from the Most important Stand, Ben Davies on the bench and Ozan Kabak sat simply behind not within the squad, nevertheless it was issues on the different finish which have been pricey.
After no photographs on the right track from both aspect within the opening 54 minutes, the guests discovered the online with their first try.
Dan Burn popped up on the far put up to knock a cross again into the hazard space and Alzate ran onto it to loop a shot contained in the far put up.
Klopp’s aspect missed the thrust of Sadio Mane, whom the supervisor will hope has recovered from a muscle damage in time for the go to of Manchester City on Sunday, as they can not afford one other off-day towards the league leaders.
Defeat dropped Liverpool to fourth and left them seven factors behind City, who’ve a match in hand, whereas Brighton are 10 factors away from the underside three.
The consequence spell an finish to Liverpool’s 12-game unbeaten run towards Brighton in all competitions (W10 D2), which stretched again to a 2-Zero FA Cup defeat in January 1984, whereas the Reds have additionally misplaced consecutive house matches for the primary time in 9 years.