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Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

Brighton & Hove Albion vs. Liverpool - Football Match Report

Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane return too, with Mane featuring for the 100th time in the Liverpool red.

"He was very close, I would expect him to have a good few days until next weekend", the Clarets chief said of the winger. We have to deliver results. "To have a good footballer in that position when you have the ball is great".

"Today was not a bad day, it was a hard day for us".

Alexander-Arnold said on Sky Sports: "We knew it was going to be hard".

Egypt forward Salah, who retained his African Player of the Year title earlier this week, smashed home his 14th league goal of the season from the spot in the 49th-minute after he was felled by Pascal Gross.

Victory extended Liverpool's advantage at the summit ahead of third-placed Tottenham's match with Manchester United on Sunday and second-placed Manchester City's meeting with Wolves on Monday.

After a fairly injury-free start to the season, Klopp has had to tinker with his defensive line-up in recent weeks with Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren all suffering injuries to leave the Reds threadbare at the back.

He added: "Not because of Man City, it's just important [to respond]". Today we've had to find a different way to win, but we've done that many times, and that is part of our make up, we have to do that.

"If you fall from the horse, the best thing you can do is go immediately back on it", the Liverpool manager said. Do you use that saying in English as well?

"We didn't make a big fuss about the two defeats, to be honest".

Friend frustrated the majority of the 30,682 crowd - an Amex Stadium record - by awarding a series of free-kicks to the visitors, particularly late in the game.

"One thing I always understand is that the referee has a very hard job and he has to make judgement calls on the whole of a 90 minutes".

Liverpool travel to Brighton with the opportunity of re-establishing a 7 point lead at the top of the Premier League.

"No malice towards the referee, he's trying to do the best job that he can, but I thought that it favoured Liverpool on the balance of the decisions that he made".

"He has showed good technique and good in aerial duels, I think we are seeing the complete player".

Watford struck a post twice in the opening five minutes against Crystal Palace and their failure to score looked like costing them dear seven minutes before the break when a goalmouth scramble ended with a Craig Cathcart own goal.

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