As it happened: Liverpool 0-1 Brighton & Hove Albion: Seagulls stun Champions at Anfield
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23:138 months ago

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That’s it for VAVEL UK’s live text commentary on this Premier League match between Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion - we hope you enjoyed it! See you next time
23:118 months ago

Alzate Reaction

"It's a big result. The last few games we've been getting decent results and it's a massive win today. They're the champions for a reason, but we stuck to our game plan and it worked perfectly. When you go 1-0 up it's natural that the losing team will come back, but we worked our socks off to keep the clean sheet."
23:098 months ago

Reds blow

For Liverpool, though, they are now seven points behind Manchester City ahead of Sunday's massive game at the Etihad Stadium. Victory for City will mean the gap goes to 10 points with 15 games to go...
23:088 months ago

Superb Seagulls

It's a magnificent performance from Brighton, who fully deserved victory at the Champions. It means the Seagulls move up to 15th in the Premier League table with Steven Alzate's first Brighton goal giving them a 1-0 win at Liverpool this evening
23:068 months ago

FULL TIME

Brighton & Hove Albion win at Anfield for the first time in 37 years! It means Liverpool have suffered back to back home defeats for the first time in 7 years.
23:058 months ago

Sanchez does well

90+3 | Liverpool win a corner. Alexander-Arnold whips it in but Sanchez decides early to come for it and the Albion keeper claims it superbly
23:028 months ago

FOUR added minutes

FOUR added minutes here at Anfield as Brighton look to hold on
23:018 months ago

Close!

89 | Bissouma tries his luck from 25/30 yards, it dips, but not quite enough as it goes just over the diving Kelleher's bar
22:598 months ago

Final sub

87 | Zeqiri replaces Trossard in Brighton's final change
22:578 months ago

Burn gets forward

85 | Brighton break forward down the right and Connolly lifts the ball in to Burn, whose towering header is straight at Kelleher
22:548 months ago

Seagulls switch

83 | It's like-for-like for Albion as Connolly comes on for Maupay
22:538 months ago

Kelleher saves

81 | Maupay plays Trossard in down the left, who twists and turns inside the Liverpool area before seeing his left-footed effort turned away at the near post by the Reds keeper
22:508 months ago

Liverpool sub

79 | That's Firmino's last involvement, as he's replaced by Curtis Jones
22:508 months ago

Off target

78 | Alexander-Arnold finds Firmino in space between Albion's defence and midfield, but he fires off target from 20 yards
22:498 months ago

Brighton close!

75 | Gross goes close to doubling Brighton's lead! His low drive is turned away by Kelleher, with White being denied by Phillips on the follow up.
22:438 months ago

Stats

Liverpool have 20 minutes to find a goal or they are heading for back-to-back home Premier League defeats. Brighton aiming for their first win at Anfield since 1984.
22:438 months ago

CLOSE!

71 | CLOSE! Salah almost fires Liverpool level. Milner finds Alexander-Arnold in space on the right who pulls the ball back across to Salah, but his first-time effort is just wide of the top corner from twelve yards.
22:388 months ago

Brighton substitution

67 | Adam Lallana makes his return to Anfield, as he replaces an injured Solly March in Brighton's first change of the game
22:368 months ago

Double sub

64 | It's a double change for Liverpool as Origi and Oxlade-Chamberlain replace Wijnaldum and Shakiri
22:358 months ago

Great defending

63 | A clever free kick routine sees Alexander-Arnold lift the ball in to Firmino, but Webster produces a great challenge to deny the Brazilian a shot on goal. The Reds are yet to register a shot on target so far this match...
22:298 months ago

Seagulls strike

56 | Brighton lead at Anfield. Burn heads Gross' cross back across goal, and Phillips' cross cannons back off the shin of Alzate to give Kelleher no chance. 
22:278 months ago

GOAL!

56 | Brighton and Hove Albion lead!! Steven Alzate with his first Albion goal! 0-1
22:258 months ago

Corner

53 | Liverpool corner as Firmino sees an effort deflected just wide of the post, but Brighton head clear the resulting set-piece
22:248 months ago

Miss

53 | Alexander-Arnold whips in a cross to Firmino who stoops low to try and head the ball goalwards but he misses it under pressure from White
22:228 months ago

Brighton record

50 | It's now been over 6 hours since Brighton conceded. A word of caution, though, for Albion fans - Liverpool turned on the style at West Ham in the second half before also winning 3-1 at Spurs
22:208 months ago

Liverpool press

48 | Good start from the hosts, with Lewis Dunk doing well to deny Salah and then blocking Firmino's strike
22:178 months ago

Restart

46 | The hosts get us back underway, with the onus on the Reds to break Brighton down in the next 45 minutes
22:038 months ago

HALF TIME

It's goalless at the break, with Sanchez in the Brighton goal arguably the quietest player on the pitch. Liverpool will need to step up their game in the second half
22:028 months ago

Maupay heads over

45+ | Maupay gets a good head on Gross' cross, but can only direct it over the bar
21:538 months ago

Reds corner

37 | Robertson's corner goes short and Thiago eventually whips the ball in but it is over everyone and goes for a goal kick
21:498 months ago

Brighton threaten

34 | Encouraging for Albion. Maupay finds March on the right, who cuts inside on his left foot but fires just over Kelleher's goal
21:418 months ago

Good chance for Brighton

23 | Good chance for the visitors. March and Trossard link up well to find Maupay, who cuts inside two challenges, before his shot deflects to Burn, but he lifts his effort over the bar
21:258 months ago

Liverpool build

9 | Good pressure from the hosts, as Milner plays the ball through to Firmino but good goalkeeping from Sanchez sees the Brazilian play the ball out for a goal kick
21:238 months ago

Crossing chance

5 | Brighton get themselves in a good area, but March's cross provides Kelleher with his first task as he comes to claim the ball
21:198 months ago

Chance!

2 | Early chance for Salah. A great ball over the top from Henderson plays the Egyptian in behind Burn, but he fires over the bar when well placed
21:158 months ago

KICK OFF!

Here we go then, Brighton get us underway at Anfield tonight
21:038 months ago

Seagulls could move up

After Burnley's defeat to Manchester City, a point at Anfield would see Brighton move above both the Clarets and Newcastle up to 15th in the table - but that would mean keeping out a Liverpool side who look to be back at their best.
21:028 months ago

Reds drop to fourth

Ahead of kick off, Leicester's 2-0 win at Fulham has seen Liverpool drop down the fourth in the Premier League table. Only three points will move them back up to third spot
20:588 months ago

Last time out: Liverpool

A brilliant display from Mo Salah helped Liverpool to a 3-1 win at West Ham United on the weekend

 

20:548 months ago

Last time out: Brighton

Leandro Trossard struck for the Seagulls as they won their first home game of the season against Tottenham
 

20:448 months ago

Two changes for the Seagulls

Graham Potter also makes two changes from their win over Tottenham. Alexis Mac Allister has a minor gluteal issue so is rested and Steven Alzate is given a chance to start. In defence Dan Burn returns at the expense of Joel Veltman.
20:438 months ago

Reds make two changes

Jurgen Klopp makes two changes from the win over West Ham as Alisson is ruled out with illness so it’s another chance for Caoimhin Kelleher to impress in between the sticks. In the other change Roberto Firmino is restored to the side at the expense of Divock Origi. There’s also a place on the bench for new signing Ben Davies.
20:418 months ago

TEAM NEWS

 

20:408 months ago

TEAM NEWS

 

18:338 months ago

Can Seagulls cause a shock?

On the back of beating Tottenham at the AMEX on Sunday, Brighton will be looking to claim another top four scalp tonight.

The 1-0 win over Spurs was their first at home, with 3 of their 4 Premier League wins coming on the road.

18:328 months ago

Liverpool look to close the gap

Jurgen Klopp's side will be looking to close the gap to Manchester United back to one point with three points this evening.

After consecutive 3-1 victories on the road, they return to Anfield in fine form.

18:278 months ago

Welcome

Welcome to VAVEL UK's LIVE coverage of the 2020/21 Premier League clash between Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion!

My name is Anthony Scott and I'll be your host for this game.

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