Liverpool lost 0-1 to Brighton at home in their Premier League clash at Anfield last night. Steven Alzate’s goal in the second half proved to be the match-winner for the Seagulls, as the defending champions have now lost back to back home games in the English top division.
Liverpool dominated possession throughout the game but it was Brighton who had the bigger, and better chances and they eventually registered themselves on the score sheet when Steven Alzate applied the finishing touches on a magnificent passing move.
Brighton put on a display of well-coordinated passing to feed their chief creative outlet Leandro Trossard, who found Alzate in the box for him to slot the ball home. It was scruffy contact from Alzate, as the ball ricocheted off him into a teammate, and then back to him before it eventually went in.
Liverpool failed to draw themselves level, while Brighton could not get themselves a bigger lead despite getting chances. Caoimhin Kelleher kept out Graham Potter’s team at numerous occasions to make sure that Liverpool kept themselves in the game, but it was not enough as Jürgen Klopp’s team have hit a screeching halt in the title race while rivals Manchester City and Manchester United go rampaging ahead.
It was a huge result at both ends of the table, as Brighton claimed a very important win at Anfield, which is a fortress no more: Liverpool have now lost back to back home games after being unbeaten for 68 games at home in the Premier League over a span of two seasons.
Fourth-placed Liverpool welcome leaders Manchester City on Sunday, seven points off the pace having played an extra game. Brighton, now 10 points clear of the bottom three, go to Burnley on Saturday.
Check out the highlights below –
Brighton take the lead at Anfield! 🔵— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 3, 2021
Steven Alzate prods the ball home!
Could the Premier League champions be about to lose their second league home game in a row? pic.twitter.com/qmjsSnUVqc
Scenes at Anfield after referee Kevin Friend blows the full-time whistle
Liverpool were unbeaten for 68 home games in the Premier League…— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 3, 2021
Now they’ve lost two on the bounce! 😱
Brighton move 10 points clear of the relegation zone 📈 pic.twitter.com/3ZmNGkJ8e6
Post-match Interview: Jurgen Klopp
“Brighton had a good plan and they deserved to win.”— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 3, 2021
“Each player can play better tonight, each and every one.”
Jürgen Klopp lays the blame on mental freshness as Liverpool lose consecutive home league games for the first time since September 2012.
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Post-match Interview: Graham Potter
“A fantastic result, a fantastic performance.”— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 3, 2021
“It’s a credit to the players. They worked so hard.”
“I can’t speak highly enough of the character of the performance.”
Graham Potter will be patting every single one of his players on the back after that win! 👏
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Post-match Interview: Steven Alzate
Post-match Interview: Andy Robertson
Well spoken here from Andy Robertson and very honest. pic.twitter.com/yuDqzvxgLe— Watch LFC (@Watch_LFC) February 3, 2021