Based on the amazing performance of Virgil Van Dijk, Liverpool scored two goals in the first half and went ahead. Though at the end of the game, they were cornered a little bit. In the 2nd half, the Reds goalkeeper Alisson was given the red card directly and just a few moments later, they conceded a goal. But the rest of the time, they kept the difference successfully and left the ground with the victory. So, it is true that the Dutch defender Van Dijk is the hero of Liverpool’s victory today!
Earlier today at the Anfield, against Brighton & Hove, the current Champions League winner won by a 2 – 1 goal. Including the match, Liverpool remains unbeaten for the last 31 matches consecutively. In the other match of the group, against Newcastle United, Man city made the draw by 2- 2 goals. With the 29 points, the current champion has been promoted to the 2nd position. The point difference between the top two teams is 11!
Report: Van Dijk double helps Reds extend lead at top of table: Liverpool moved 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League table with a 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on Saturday. https://t.co/GeFXQUddAx pic.twitter.com/zITuwbgCFY
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In the 16th minute of the game, the shot of Firmino was stopped by the Brighton goalkeeper Ryan. However, two minutes later, he could not save the team. From outside of the box, Alexander-Arnold took the amazing free-kick and Van Dijk found the net by the head. Just a minute later, Sadio Mane failed to use a great chance. Six minutes later, the Dutch defender Van Dijk increased the goal difference. This time once again, Alexander-Arnold took a corner and by the head, the UEFA Best Player found the net. After conceding two goals, Brighton & Hove started to play aggressive football and in the 37th minute, they got a chance. Into the box, Dunk got the goalkeeper Alisson alone but missed the shot.
Liverpool 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
18 minutes of SUPER NERVOUS!!!
Almost got a heart attack 🤯🤯🤯 but at the end three points that matters. 😜 💪🏻
The Reds now 31 matches unbeaten in league equal to club record.
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In the 2nd half, the lackings of Liverpool became eye-catchy. In the 76th minute, they were stumbled when Alisson stopped the ball using his hand outside of the box and saw the red card. The alternative goalkeeper Adrian was grounded but in the 79th minute, Dunk scored a goal for the guest team. Alisson’s handball gave the Brighton a free-kick and after the signal of the referee, the sudden shot of Dunk escaped the gaolkeeper.
Later, Brighton & Hove made several attacks but could not find the goal that could save them from the defeat against Liverpool. The match ended with a 2 – 1 goal.