Liverpool vs Brighton LIVE: Premier League latest score, goals and updates from fixture today

<p>Sadio Mane scores past Robert Sanchez in the Liverpool goal</p>

Sadio Mane scores past Robert Sanchez in the Liverpool goal

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A week removed from Liverpool’s demolition job on rivals Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp’s side host Brighton and Hove Albion with the same mentality. The Premier League title race appears set to be a relentless battle between the Reds, champions Manchester City and European champions Chelsea.

The Seagulls have also kicked on after flirting with relegation last time, putting in the type of results that their performances deserved last term, with Graham Potter guiding his side up to fifth in the table entering this weekend. Brighton will be eager to bounce back after a heavy defeat to City last time out, and victory will lift them into the top four and above West Ham United, while the hosts will be eager to take all three points to pile on the pressure on league-leaders Chelsea, though a point will be enough to take top spot on goal difference.

Despite dismantling United last week, Klopp maintains his side can improve, reiterating that his side must defend better: “The world is a bit like this: you win 5-0 against United and everything is perfect. Well, it was not. United had clear-cut chances which we gave them. We should not rely on luck or Ali [goalkeeper Alisson]. I saw the first half; we gave too much away. We have some really impressive scorelines but you don’t expect that to happen all the time and I have no problem with winning a game 1-0. That is where we have to be ready.” Follow live build-up, team news and minute-by-minute updates from Anfield:

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Liverpool 2-0 Brighton

28 mins: Another chance for Brighton, they certainly haven’t been short of them in the first half. Trossard does brilliantly to chop inside Konate and keep a hold of the ball, before finding Cucurella in space. He plays a cross back towards goal where Mwepu is waiting, but he can’t keep the header down.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 15:30

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GOAL! Liverpool 2-0 Brighton (MANE 24’)

Liverpool double their lead as Mane hits his sixth Premier League goal of the campaign! But everyone is turning to Oxlade-Chamberlain for his part in the goal. He picks up the ball in acres and space and whips a delicious cross over Duffy’s head, where Mane steals in to nod Liverpool into a two-goal lead. Brilliant cross, simple header, and Liverpool are looking comfortable at Anfield.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 15:24

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Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

21 mins: Mane has been quiet so far with so much of Liverpool’s play going down the opposite side, but he swivels to evade Veltman before threading a ball through to Robertson. Brighton recover to concede the corner and are able to clear.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 15:24

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Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

18 mins: A concern for Liverpool as Naby Keita goes down. Liverpool are going to be forced into an early change and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is set to come on. Keita had made a good start to this match, finding the ball in good pockets of space, but it’s another frustrating injury for him.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 15:20

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Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

17 mins: Big chance for Liverpool, but Firmino can’t keep his shot down! It’s lovely play from the hosts, worked inside from Keita into Salah, and on to Firmino. The Brazilian was in space and tried to chip the ball over Sanchez, but he got under the ball as it flew over the bar.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 15:19

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Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

14 mins: Brighton hit the post as Alisson makes another important save! It’s a reminder of the visitors threat as they again come close, this time through Bissouma. The midfielder won the ball back on the halfway line after Konate lost possession and drove forward, before hitting a swerving shot towards the near post. The goalkeeper got down well to tip the shot onto the woodwork and Liverpool clear the resulting corner.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 15:16

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Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

11 mins: Salah sizes up Cucurella again on the right win, cutting inside and aiming a ball towards the back post. Robertson was again arriving but it drifted over his head.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 15:14

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Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

9 mins: Liverpool have settled nicely after Henderson’s goal. Alexander-Arnold and Salah knocks the ball to each other out on the right win before the former wins a corner off Cucurella. Brighton clear it at the near post.

Cucurella has been the man tasked with looking after Salah today – in what could be the hardest job in world football at the moment.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 15:11

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Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

6 mins: Close! Keita had plenty of time and space after picking up the ball in the right channel. He swings it in towards Robertson, who was making a darting run to the back post, but it just evaded the left back.

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 15:09

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GOAL! Liverpool 1-0 Brighton (HENDERSON 4’)

But Liverpool go straight down the other end and it’s the captain who gives them the lead! It’s a fine goal, Van Dijk sprayed an accurate ball out wide to Salah, who drifted inside before laying the ball back to Henderson. The midfielder produced a trademark finish, whipping the ball back across goal and into the far corner!

And just moments before, Solly March beat the offside trap and had all the time in the world to pick his spot from the angle. He tried to power the ball across Alisson, but the Liverpool goalkeeper reacted well to make a big stop!

What a start and what a crucial couple of minutes that could be!

Jamie Braidwood30 October 2021 15:04

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