A goal midway through the first half allowed Liverpool to keep their winning run intact as they beat Brighton 1-0 at Anfield. The Reds were unchanged for this fixture, with Klopp happy to keep faith with the same set of players that had done the business in the opening two weeks of the campaign.
Despite the Seagulls having beaten the Reds’ great North West rivals Manchester United in Week 2, few pundits had expected to them to upset Jurgen Klopp’s side, and the first few minutes showed why- there were easily three clear cut opportunities for the home side to score.
First Sadio Mane’s shot tantalizingly went on the wrong side of the post with Brighton keeper Ryan well beaten. The latter was called into action again, producing a good save to deny Firmino’s header after an excellent cross from Andy Robertson. Trent-Alexander Arnold then rattled the woodwork with an excellent free kick.
The goal was threatening to come, and come it did midway through the first half. Bissouma was caught in possession by the hard working Milner, and the Seagulls had no answer to the speed of Liverpool’s play after they had relinquished the ball. Salah produced an excellent finish to round off the move, making it 1-0.
Brighton had two decent chances of their own- one a slightly difficult one than Knockaert put too much power into, and the other a great heading chance for Pascal Gross, which was saved by Alisson (not too different to Firmino’s headed chance in the first half)
Liverpool are now top of the table, with Man City dropping points away at Wolves.
Liverpool 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion (Salah)