Salah backed to hit goals trail

Virgil van Dijk is confident that his Liverpool team-mate Mohamed Salah will get back amongst the goals in the Premier League run-in.

The Reds' Netherlands international central defender has spoken out in defence of Salah after his failure to find the net in Sunday's 2-1 win at Fulham took him to seven matches without a goal.

It is a far cry from last season when the 26-year-old Egypt international bagged 32 league goals in his debut campaign at Anfield.

However, Salah will still become the quickest player in the Merseysiders' history to reach 50 league goals if he scores in one of the next five matches.

And, with Jurgen Klopp's side embroiled in a two-horse race with Manchester City for the Premier League title, Van Dijk is certain that Salah will rediscover his scoring touch.

"Mo is a world-class player," he told Liverpool's official website.

"People can say all they want but I think all the teams in the Premier League would love to have him in their side. We have him and I think he is playing well.

"The goals will come. That's something for a striker that is maybe going to be in your head but we tell him every time: you just need to keep working, keep going and you will be fine.

"He's still scored plenty of goals for us, to be fair, so it's not like two like me! It is like this."

Despite his current drought, Salah sits on 17 league goals and is 10/3 to finish the leading goalscorer, while Sergio Aguero is one ahead of him and is 6/4 to claim the Golden Boot.

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Liverpool back on top

Liverpool regained top spot in the Premier League though they found it far from straightforward at Craven Cottage.

Liverpool won 2-1 at relegation threatened Fulham, being pegged back at 1-1 only for James Milner to convert a late penalty.

Liverpool took the lead on 25 minutes Sadio Mane finding Roberto Firmino who found Mane and he tucked the ball home for his ninth goal in as many games.

Andy Robertson had a chance to extend the visitors lead but half-time came with Liverpool having suffered few alarms.

The Cottagers almost got back into the game midway through the second half, Aleksandar Mitrovic's header being disallowed for offside.

However they were level on 74 minutes courtesy of a defensive mix-up between Liverpool keeper Alisson and Virgil van Dijk, James Milner's attempted clearance putting the two in difficulties, the defender nodding towards his keeper but in the confusion between the pair Ryan Babel was able to take advantage and slot the ball home.

Just as the match entered its last 10 minutes Liverpool were awarded a penalty after Mohamed Salah's shot rebounded to Mane but he was fouled as he tried to get in a shot and the referee pointed to the spot.

Milner was tasked with the responsibility and made no mistake, sending his penalty hard down the middle and giving Liverpool a priceless lead.

They rarely looked like letting Fulham back into the game a second time but there was relief at the final whistle nonetheless.

Milner admitted his part in Fulham's equaliser when speaking to Sky Sports afterwards.

He said: "The gaffer told me to come on and calm it down and the first thing I do is slice it and put Virgil under pressure which wasn't ideal.

"The goal was important to put away. You have to go back to what you practise, be calm and do what you do."

Liverpool, having played a game more, are now two points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League table.

They can enjoy the view from the top for a couple of weeks during the international break and are back in action on 31st March when they play host to Tottenham.

The Reds are 4/7 for the win with Spurs 19/4 and the draw 3/1. Liverpool are 8/1 to win the game 1-0.

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Klopp keeping Cottagers focus

Liverpool head coach Jurgen Klopp has told his team to focus fully on winning at Fulham on Sunday to ensure that they return to the top of the Premier League table.

With Manchester City in FA Cup action this weekend, the Reds can move two points ahead of the reigning champions, although Klopp is eager to play down the importance of the chance to overtake the Citizens.

He told reporters: "This is a very important game for us. We don't think about any other situations apart from ours and we just have to take our opportunity.

"We've been over it and we have to make sure we are spot on from the opening second to win the game.

"When City have a game in hand it's not that important. We just want to win our game.

"City's game in hand is against (Manchester) United and that's not easy, but we need to think about winning our games only."

Midfielder Jordan Henderson definitely misses the game at Craven Cottage on Sunday due to an ankle problem, while Naby Keita is also an absentee.

Liverpool have won all of their last five meetings with Fulham, scoring 16 goals in the process, with the clash between the two teams at Anfield earlier this season ending in a 2-0 home victory – with Mohamed Salah and Xherdan Shaqiri the goalscorers.

The Merseysiders can be backed at 1/4 to secure all three points at Craven Cottage on Sunday and are 13/2 to complete another 2-0 win.

Sadio Mane, who has scored twice in three of his last four appearances, is 11/10 to find the net at any time in the game.

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Champions League: A Steely Encounter Ahead At The Allianz

Bayern Munich vs Liverpool

There are eight matches in the first round of the Champions League knockout stages, and half of those are already decided. The first four matches have proven to be incredible spectacles that showed us the best moments that only the Beautiful Game and deliver.

However, you will be wrong if you think that there’s no more European football to catch this week. There are four interesting games to catch, and all of them have the potential to be Champions League 2019 results that are as bombastic as last week’s.

However, it cannot be denied that one of the most intriguing matches to watch will be the Bayern Munich-Liverpool match. Not only are these two teams among the best clubs in Europe, but they will also be coming to this match with slightly different mentalities.

There are some important questions that must be asked ahead of this all-important duel, and we at the us football team will be more than happy to address those concerns.

Talking Points

A tough task ahead for the Reds

You can say that Liverpool could have made their lives a lot easier if they won the first leg of their Round-of-16 duel. Saying that Liverpool don’t have any chance of clinching a quarter-finals spot in Germany is wrong, though: Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have more than enough firepower to help them get the much-needed away goal.

They still have one of the best attacking trios in the Champions League in Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino. While the three are not as efficient as they were in their runners-up run last year, they still account for six of the team’s 10 goals. Each one of them is still dangerous players to simply leave unmarked.

Moreover, they have one of the world’s best defenders in Virgil van Dijk. The Dutch defender has impressed fans and pundits alike with his work on the backline, and Klopp will be relying on his talents to help lead the team against Bayern’s own talented pool of players.

If there is anything critics would put against the team, it would be their recent run of form in the domestic front. Their performances since the turn of the year have taken a downward turn, and they are now a point behind Manchester City in the league.

However, some of the travelling Liverpool fans have faith that their Reds will be able to finish the job against the perennial juggernauts of German football. Their players and their coach give them the confidence that they can pull out a result here.

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High-flying Bayern look to keep on scoring

While Liverpool’s form has taken a bit of a dip, Bayern’s strong run of results since the winter break have given them good Champions League 2019 odds.

Their Bundesliga title defence is going great as Niko Kovac’s team stand atop the league on goal difference. One can easily feel in the way the Bavarians handle themselves that they are certain that they can win their games.

A peek into Bayern’s team gives you an easy explanation as to why the team is faring so well. Robert Lewandowski is effective in scoring; Joshua Kimmich has blossomed as an assist machine; Serge Gnabry and Thomas Muller are fantastic wing players; the defence is also doing wonderful work.

However, the standout man among them has been James Rodriguez. The Real Madrid loanee may have struggled to get consistent playing time during the early days of the season, but he has since then become an important figure in Bayern’s impressive run to the top. Bayern need his creative prowess and goal-scoring ability to distract the Liverpool defence and give Lewandowski some breathing room.

James Rodriguez is expected to step up for Bayern Munich ahead of their Champions League match against Liverpool

James Rodriguez in action for Bayern Munich during the first leg of Champions League round-of-16 clash against Liverpool

History

These two European giants don’t face each other that often, and they have only met each other twice prior to their first-leg match in February. Liverpool edged Bayern by a hair when they met in the 2001 UEFA Super Cup, while Mane and Salah scored against Bayern when they met for the Audi Cup in August 2017.

Their last match was a tight contest that saw neither team convert their chances. Both teams had a crack at goal, but no players were able to convert the shot attempts they had into goals. The most notable absence from this match was Van Dijk, who was kept from the squad due to suspension.

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Bayern Munich vs Liverpool Over 2.75 Goals @ 2.00
March 14, 04:00 (GMT+8)

This match has got a lot of us punters cracking their heads a lot more compared to the other Champions League matches that will be played this week. Barcelona have shown recently that they are nearly invincible on second-leg games. Manchester City will be tough to beat at the Etihad, while Atletico Madrid could do the job at the Juventus Stadium.

This match has two teams who are close to each other’s level competing on the back of a goalless draw. Both have superb attacking and defensive talents, and the minutest of differences are the things that could spell victory or defeat for either side.

This is a tough match to call, and I wouldn’t be surprised if this game goes all the way to penalties. This scribe predicts that Lewandowski will be able to score a brace while Salah and Firmino will grab goals of their own to set up a dramatic finish.

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Liverpool frustrated in derby

Liverpool were held to a goalless draw at Goodison Park in the Merseyside derby and have lost their lead at the top of the Premier League.

Mohamed Salah had the best two chances for the visitors but his failure to convert at least one ensured Manchester City were much the happier of the two title rivals following the weekend's games.

Marco Silva made a change upfront for Everton, Bernard replacing Richarlison while Kurt Zouma returned in central defence in place of Phil Jagielka.

For Liverpool Roberto Firmino was back after an ankle problem but only on the bench with Divock Origi deputising while Jordan Henderson replaced James Milner in midfield.

The first half was frantic with both sides playing at speed but chances were few and far between.

However, Liverpool should have scored on the half hour mark when Salah had a good chance, put through by Fabinho but his shot was well saved by Jordan Pickford and Henderson's follow up effort was blocked.

That was the only meaningful chance of a lacklustre first half, lacking in quality from both sides.

The second period continued with lots of effort but few chances, though the home side forced Alisson to make a save, Dominic Calvert-Lewin getting a header in from a corner.

Salah had another chance shortly afterwards, the ball falling for him in the box but Michael Keane made a saving tackle to deny the Liverpool forward once again.

Jurgen Klopp made changes midway through the second half, Milner and Firmino replacing Origi and Georginio Wijnaldum.

However, it was the home side who next threatened to break the deadlock, Richarlison who was effective when introduced, put a great ball in but Bernard couldn't reach it.

Klopp made his final change, Adam Lallana replacing Sadio Mane but they couldn't find the breakthrough and were forced to settle for a point that keeps them second in the table, a point behind Manchester City who also have a superior goal difference.

The result at Goodison also made it three goalless draws in four games for Liverpool who play again in the Premier League next Sunday when they are back at Anfield to host Burnley.

They are 1/7 to win with the Clarets 16/1 and the draw is 13/2.

Liverpool are 11/5 to win the Premier League title at the end of the season with Manchester City 4/11.

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Desperate Times, Desperate Measures?: Liverpool’s Challenge for the Premier League Title

Liverpool vs Watford

Liverpool are still at the top of the English game, and Anfield is still one of the toughest destinations to play in England. However, they are losing their grip on the Premier League title and are a bit short-handed defensively. Manchester City are closing in on the summit and Tottenham aren’t that far behind. Any more draws and the Reds can bid goodbye to their top position.

They have a chance to put some more distance between them and the Sky Blues when they face Watford, but the Hornets themselves are in a good run of form. If they aren’t careful enough, they will see the rug pulled under their feet.

Can the Merseyside club keep their position at the top? Or will Watford spoil their season and drag them down the table? Join the us football team as we take a look at this important match.

Talking Points

Can Liverpool keep the summit?

The Reds have built a reputation over the past three years as a strong football team that is always looking to strike. The 2017/18 campaign saw the fulfilment of Jurgen Klopp’s vision that he has strived to build since his arrival in 2015.

Thanks to the outstanding attacking talents of Firmino, Salah and Sane, the Reds finished with 84 scored goals last season. They kept the goals coming this season as they combine for an astonishing total of 28 league goals.

They also looked solid at the back as Virgil van Dijk and James Milner worked to keep the backline as strong as possible. The emergence of Trent Alexander-Arnold was also vital in the Reds’ rise to the top of the table.

However, their form has dipped since the turn of the year. In fact, four of their last five matches in all competitions ended in extremely frustrating draws. While some of those matches were against tough competition (like the revitalised Manchester United), it cannot be denied that their Premier League 2019 results are underwhelming, to say the least.

Fortunately, Klopp and the rest of the Liverpool locker room are more than aware of their problems. They know that the fire that brought them to the top is missing and that they must play with their hearts on their sleeves if they want to finish the season as Premier League champions.

They no longer have the centre-back shortage that plagued them over the past couple of months as Van Dijk is now fit to play. It will be up to the squad to play their guts out, work hard for the shirt, and get the three points at Anfield.

Etienne Capoue hopes to replicate his prolific form when Watford face Liverpool in the Premier League

Etienne Capoue applauds the fans after playing a vital role in Watford’s recent Premier League match

The Hornets look to sting

This is possibly the best situation that Javi Gracia’s Watford can be at the moment.

They are far from competing for European places as there are ten points between them and Chelsea. Wolverhampton Wanderers, the team that could leapfrog them in the standings, have struggled to win games against lesser competition. Unlike their hosts, the Hornets come to this game with the littlest amount of pressure.

They have also proven themselves as a club that is worthy of attention. They almost got away with a draw against Manchester City, and their wins over Liverpool’s neighbours Everton and Cardiff City are just some of their impressive Premier League 2019 results.

Their position is also due to the players who are exceeding pre-season expectations. Etienne Capoue showed fans why he was such an acquisition from Tottenham in 2015. Troy Deeney and Gerard Deulofeu have stepped up in the goals department, and Jose Holebas continues to supply goals from the left wing.

There’s nothing Watford should fear at the moment, and the way they have played their football is nothing short of outstanding. There’s no wonder why Sir Elton John keeps on recommending potential players for the Hornets to pick up.

History

It’s quite surprising, but there was a time that the two teams didn’t even face each other on the football pitch. There have only been 25 professional football games the two clubs have played since 1982, and the Reds understandably won 19 of them.

Their most recent matches also paint a discouraging fixture for the Vicarage Road-based club. Five of their last six matches in the league all ended in wins, and three of those results saw the Reds end the game with at least a three-goal lead.

There’s one sliver of hope the travelling Watford faithful can hang on to, though: the Hornets managed to keep up with Liverpool’s scoring and finish the game in a 3-3 draw in August 2017.

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Liverpool vs Watford Total Goals @ 2.15
February 28, 04:00 (GMT+8)

It’s easy to understand why many of the pre-game Premier League 2019 predictions see Liverpool winning with ease. They still have one of the better attacking cores in the entire country, and Virgil van Dijk’s return to the starting XI would surely boost Jurgen Klopp’s confidence.

However, I believe that Watford will be up to par with the Reds. They don’t have the pressure of keeping Manchester City at bay unnecessarily burdening them, and their more recent performances paint an encouraging picture for their supporters and the neutrals.

I surmise this game to be a rather close one, with either Firmino or Salah scoring the winning goal. However, I don’t think either side would be able to score much. The most likely result would be 2-1 in favour of Liverpool.

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Champions League: Liverpool and FC Bayern are Euro Stars

Liverpool vs Bayern Munich

This is the UEFA Champions League at its best. Two of Europe’s finest teams are set to battle it out in the first knockout stage, at Anfield, on Tuesday night.

The atmosphere on Merseyside will be electric when Liverpool and FC Bayern take to the field, and the passionate Reds fans will roar their team on against the reigning Bundesliga champions. Already out of the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup, Jurgen Klopp will be desperate to stay in this one, to ensure a season of such promise doesn’t start to fall apart.

And equally, Bayern coach Niko Kovac will be determined to take his team deep into the competition, as they gather serious momentum after a slow start under his leadership.

This tie, over two legs, will surely be one to pick up in the Champions League 2019 highlights as no other has two such well matched teams, both packed with world class quality.

Talking Points

A time of destiny for Liverpool?

This could be the most incredible season since pre Premier League days for the long-suffering Liverpool fans, especially if they can win the domestic title for the first time in three decades. It’s going to go down to the wire. The Reds are neck and neck with Manchester City and Spurs haven’t yet given up the chase.

After the Sky Blues had a serious blip over Christmas they have come back in scintillating form and all the talk in the UK is whether Liverpool can keep their nerve and hold off the champions. The Reds certainly have the firepower. Sadio Mane has scored in four consecutive league games and taken his season tally to 12, while Mo Salah is battling it out at the top of the Premier League scoring charts; locked on 17 goals with City’s Sergio Aguero.

Kingsley Coman has been passed fit to play in Bayern Munich's Champions League clash vs Liverpool

FC Bayern winger Kingsley Coman is available to face Liverpool in Tuesday’s crucial Champions League last-16 clash

Flying wingback Andy Robertson has a wicked cross on him and he has said the Reds will come out all guns blazing on Tuesday. And at the back the man mountain Virgil van Dijk will aim to repel anything the Germans can throw at him.

Defeat is unthinkable and the Reds are ready for the fight.

Bayern has eyes on the biggest prizes too

Niko Kovac’s Bayern has recovered from a slow start in the Bundesliga to put a heap of pressure on BVB at the top of the table; and that league looks like going down to the wire too. The Bavarians had a hard fought 3-2 win away to Augsburg on Friday night to climb to within two points of the top and now it’s over to Dortmund.

Kingsley Coman made his case for a starting place on Tuesday with a man-of-the-match performance in Augsburg, scoring two and coming close to a hat-trick.

And Van Dijk and co won’t need reminding of the threat of Polish hit man Robert Lewandowski. He hasn’t been quite as prolific in the Bundesliga this season, but has made up for it in Europe, bagging eight goals in the six group matches. To put that into context, Salah is Liverpool’s top scorer with three.

Bayern has a defence well equipped to cope with Liverpool’s attacking threat, with Mats Hummels, David Alaba and Joshua Kimmich equally able to support the midfield and attack when the Bavarians are on the front foot.

Meanwhile, a recent story has emerged from Munich that FC Bayern came close to appointing Klopp as their head coach back in 2008, shortly before he became BVB’s most successful boss in recent times. How he would love to show the Bavarians what they have missed… but it won’t be easy.

History

With ten European Cup or Champions League titles between them, five each, Liverpool and FC Bayern are two elder statesmen of the competition. Only Real Madrid and AC Milan have won more. And these two are both in the frame for another win, in the group of teams most likely to depose Real Madrid.

According to the latest Champions League 2019 betting odds they are two of seven clubs capable of lifting the trophy in a wide open competition.

The Reds are on a run of five matches unbeaten and 12 unbeaten at Anfield, so their Liverpool home is beginning to look like the fortress of yore.

But Bayern arrives at Anfield with seven wins in the last eight and the momentum is growing.

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Liverpool vs Bayern Munich 2-3 Total Goals @ 2.04
February 20, 04:00(GMT+8)

This is a fascinating clash and really hard to call. Our pre-match us odds have the hosts at 2.01, with Bayern at 3.55 and the draw 3.45.

Home advantage is in Liverpool’s favour, but I feel momentum is slightly with the Germans, as Klopp’s side has struggled to put teams away, drawing twice on the bounce recently.

So I’m going to stay on the fence and back a close game with no more than one goal in it. And if one side wins 2-0 or 3-0 I’m using a nice hedge!

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Klopp hails Liverpool spirit

Boss Jurgen Klopp is happy that his Liverpool players continue to show that they have the fighting qualities needed to stay the pace in the Premier League title race.

The Reds restored a seven-point lead at the top of the table thanks to a 4-3 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Saturday, with Klopp delighted to see his side recover from conceding the first goal of the game.

The German told his club's official website: "Nobody should be surprised about the character of the boys. If something was really here before I came in, it was character.

"I have known the boys since October 2015, all the boys that were here, and they have outstanding character.

"The work-rate was always unbelievable, so you have to mix it up with a few other attributes. Confidence is important, self-belief and all that stuff. The boys are ready to fight for it all – that is clear."

Mo Salah scored twice against the Eagles to reach 50 goals in the Premier League in just 72 appearances, with Klopp adding: "Exceptional – an exceptional achievement from a world-class player, that's how it is."

Liverpool now have a significant break from action, as an early exit from the FA Cup means their next game is a league visit from Leicester City on Wednesday 30th January.

The Reds are available at 2/11 to win the game against the Foxes and are 13/2 to triumph by a 3-0 scoreline, with Liverpool 8/13 to be crowned Premier League champions come the end of the season.

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Reds hit the right note

Jurgen Klopp felt Liverpool's 1-0 win over Brighton wasn't 'an opera of football but it was a really nice song' as they moved seven points clear in the Premier League title race.

Mohamed Salah scored the only goal from the penalty spot shortly after half-time, the Egyptian forward having been upended in the area by Pascal Gross.

Brighton contained the league leaders for long spells, and even had a chance to level late on when Naby Keita gave the ball away and it almost fell in the box for Jurgen Locadia after Trent Alexander-Arnold sliced a clearance.

Salah had passed up a glorious chance to double his tally entering stoppage time when he somehow poked wide from six-yards with the goal at his mercy after good work from James Milner.

Still, after back-to-back league and cup losses against Manchester City and Wolves, the Liverpool manager was delighted to win – in whatever style it was done.

"It was very hard but that is how it is. It was a massive game today. Everyone knows how difficult it is to go to Brighton," said Klopp.

"You have to be creative against a really good, organised side. It was a mature performance from my side. I really like that as this season it is quite a new skill and I'd like us to keep that.

"We learned from the first half and the second half was better. I liked the performance. It wasn't an opera of football but it was a really nice song."

Liverpool are 1/7 to win their next game at home to Crystal Palace on Saturday. The Eagles are 14/1 while the draw is 7/1.

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Premier League: Mo on the Mark to Shoot Down Seagulls

Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Liverpool

Liverpool went seven points clear at the top of the Premier League today thanks to a hard-fought win at the Amex Stadium.

Mo Salah scored the only goal of the game, from the penalty spot, to get Jurgen Klopp’s title challenge back on track.  Brighton made it very tough, and this was a huge result for the Reds. The title chase looks like going right down to the wire, and you won’t miss a single twist or turn right here at us.

Liverpool fans will now be nervously watching the Premier League 2019 results over the rest of the weekend, particularly Manchester City’s home game against Wolves on Monday night. But for now, the league table looks just fine for the Merseysiders.

Highlights of the game

This was never going to be easy for Liverpool against a Brighton side which is strong at home, and the first half was very hard work for Jurgen Klopp’s men.

Liverpool saw plenty of the ball in the opening exchanges but the Seagulls’ defence was well organised as ever, and it took until the tenth minute for the Reds to carve out an opening. Andy Robertson put in a super cross just behind Sadio Mane, and Roberto Firmino got on the end of it but poked the ball just wide.

Brighton made a foray into the visitors’ half, and Pascal Gross swung in a cross which leading scorer Glenn Murray headed over the bar. Then Xherdan Shaqiri came close to breaking the deadlock, on 27 minutes, when he headed a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross just wide. But for all the Reds’ possession, they couldn’t produce a clear-cut chance before the break.

Brighton's David Button vs Mo Salah during their Premier League clash

Brighton’s David Button looks dejected

The Reds managed their first shot on target, on 48 minutes, when Mo Salah put Sadio Mane through, but his low shot was well saved by David Button.

Liverpool are rumoured to be preparing a £15m bid to bring Pascal Gross to Anfield but they probably didn’t expect much help from him in this game. It was Gross who presented the Reds with their chance when he put in a clumsy tackle to bring Salah down in the penalty area. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot, and the Egyptian hitman climbed to his feet to power the ball through Button’s hand and into the net.

It was hard on Brighton who had defended so well, and Gross tried to make amends at the other end only to see his shot charged down by Fabinho. The Seagulls were still in the game as the Reds held a slender lead and forced a succession of corners. But Liverpool are always dangerous. When Firmino burst through on goal, Button managed to deflect the ball wide.

For all Brighton’s good defensive work, they didn’t really threaten the Liverpool goal. And it was the visitors who looked likely to add to their lead as the clock ticked down. Salah did well to put Sane in for a late attempt, but his shot was deflected wide. Salah himself should have scored when James Milner squared to him but he scuffed his shot.

Key statistics

While Liverpool had enjoyed over 77 per cent possession by half-time, they could only muster four attempts on goal and none on target.

The Reds fired three at Button’s goal in the second half as they won the full match shot count by ten to seven, but the Seagulls didn’t manage a single shot on Liverpool’s goal.

Salah’s penalty was, amazingly, the fourth awarded to Liverpool since Christmas Day! It was Mo Salah’s 14th goal of the league season. And the Reds have now won all six of the meetings between these two sides since 2011. It ended a decent run for the Seagulls who had won two and drawn two of the last four games.

The Premier League 2019 odds are still backing the Reds, but anything other than a win today would have changed that. It was a narrow victory, but still three priceless points.

What’s next?

Liverpool have never lost back-to-back Premier League games under Jurgen Klopp

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp applauds the fans at the end of the match

Brighton have another tough game against a top-six team next week when they visit Old Trafford. Liverpool fans will be cheering the Seagulls on against Manchester United as the Red Devils attempt to continue their upturn in form.

Liverpool’s recent defeat to Manchester City piled the pressure on Jurgen Klopp’s team, but they have responded well and can look forward to a return to home next week. It’s back to Anfield where the visitors are Brighton’s rivals, Crystal Palace, and a great chance for the Reds to keep marching on.

 

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