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Liverpool 2-1 Brighton

Liverpool

Reds had trailed to Danny Welbeck goal inside two minutes

Strikes from Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah turn it around

FROM ANFIELD – Liverpool moved top of the Premier League as they came from behind to beat Brighton & Hove Albion 2-1 on Sunday.

The visitors took a shock lead with just 87 seconds gone as Danny Welbeck thrashed in brilliantly at the Kop end.

However, goals from Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah in each half ensured the Reds recorded their first win over the Seagulls at Anfield since 2019.

How the game unfolded

Fans inside Anfield had barely got into their seats when Brighton proved that they were ready to give Liverpool yet another uncomfortable afternoon on their own turf.

Just 87 seconds had elapsed when the ball sat up kindly for Danny Welbeck at the edge of the Kop-end box and he thrashed a wonderful first-time finish into the corner.

To their credit, Liverpool responded well, quickly putting Brighton under pressure and creating a string of chances only to be thwarted by poor finish.

Remarkably, seven of their shots came from Mohamed Salah, whose most egregious miss came when he blasted over from close range on the volley.

However, the Reds were eventually rewarded when the ball broke to Luis Diaz in the box after Joel Veltman failed to clear and he produced an unconventional finish to level things.

Liverpool continued in much the same vein in the second half, and perhaps might have got frustrated had Brighton held out a little longer.

But with 65 minutes on the clock, a moment of pure class from Alexis Mac Allister saw him pick out Salah in the box, and the Egyptian rifled a finish home.

Despite several presentable opportunities, the Reds could not add a third, but they saw off a nervy finish to ensure three vital points were secured.

source – Liverpool 2-1 Brighton: Player ratings as Reds secure comeback win (90min.com)