Brighton and Hove Albion 0-1 Liverpool: Reds dogged in close win [Tweets]

A Mohamed Salah penalty was the difference between Brighton and Liverpool, who returned to winning ways with a crucial 1-0 success at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

It was a frustrating afternoon for the Premier League leaders, who were made to work hard for all three points, with Brighton defending resolutely. The big chances came few and far between for Jurgen Klopp’s men, whose first real opening came five minutes into the second half.

Mohamed Salah created this opening, after he was tripped by Pascal Gross inside the Brighton box. The Egyptian stepped up to take the resulting penalty, and made no error in converting from the spot, with the goal proving to be the only time the scorers were disturbed on the day.

Brighton did pile on the pressure late on, but could not find the end product, as Salah’s penalty proved to be the difference. And, Liverpool fans hailed the impact of their talisman, as the Reds opened up a seven-point lead atop the Premier League table.

Fabinho was also lauded for performing exceptionally well in a largely alien position, after he was deployed as a centre-back yet again, with the Brazilian also producing a vital block in the second half.

Fans also praised Trent Alexander-Arnold for playing despite picking up a knock during warm-ups, amid an injury crisis for Liverpool.

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