Liverpool 3-1 Brighton: Salah double ensured Liverpool win

Liverpool 3-1 Brighton Salah double ensured Liverpool win
Liverpool 3-1 Brighton Salah double ensured Liverpool win

Liverpool beat Brighton 3-1 at Falmer Stadium today. 

With the win, Liverpool are with 92 points after 34 matches. If they continue to win the next four games, they will end this season with a record 106 points. They are expected to break Manchester City’s record on Premier League points.

Liverpool made four changes for this match. Origi, Robertson, Fabinho and Mane were dropped from starting eleven. Instead Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum and Williams started for EPL champions

The host gave a guard of honour to the newly crowned champion before the match began.

The newly-crowned Premier League champions looked on course to secure full points against Brighton when they went two up within eight minutes. Brighton who are with 36 points from 34 matches are at 15th spot in Premier League.

Naby Keita snatched the ball from Davy Propper in a dangerous position to set up for Mohamed Salah who did not miss to score. Then Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson timed his attempt from 20 yards well, Brighton’s keeper Mathew Ryan did not have a chance to reach it.

Brighton, however, fought back and entirely pull a goal back before the break. Leandro Trossard fired a crisp finish past Liverpool keeper Alisson from a Tariq Lamptey’s cross from the right flank.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp the depended on his experienced players to finish the match. With the comeback win that Brighton had against Arsenal last week, Klopp brought Mane, Robertson, Milner, Fabinho and Takumi Minamino in as substitutes. It was expected earlier that he would field Jones and Elliot to ensure match-minutes for them.

Salah headed in to score his 19th league goal of the season from a Robertson corner, to seal the fate of the match. Salah was very close to his hat-trick in a couple of occasions but was not successful.

Brighton manager Graham Potter, whose side are at 15th spot and are trying to avoid relegation zone, were left to rue those opening minutes.

Liverpool have now won 30 of their 34 Premier League games this season (drawn two, lost two); this is the fastest any side has ever reached 30 wins in a season in the history of the English Football League.