Liverpool FC 2-2 Brighton Match Report

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Liverpool FC was back in action in the Premier League on Saturday, welcoming visitors Brighton & Hove Albion in a fixture that would be filled with dramas and ultimately determined by chalked-off goals and suspect defending from the home side. It was two points dropped as a result of the Reds sloppy defending, throwing away a two-goal league which they had quickly achieved early in the first half. Read on for more details and the main talking points in this Liverpool FC 2-2 Brighton match report.

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Liverpool FC 2-2 Brighton 

Premier League – October 30, 2021

Stadium – Anfield

Jurgen Klopp expectedly reverted to a far more recognisable lineup than in their previous fixture in the League Cup while Brighton featured the familiar face of Adam Lallana in their midfield. 

Liverpool FC wasted no time in taking the lead with Jordan Henderson scoring the opener with a well-taken strike from eighteen yards out. This put the initial worries of the home fans to bed as this came just following a close-range attempt from Solly March, forcing Alisson into action to make a save. Virgil van Dijk impressively sent the ball forward to Mohamed Salah who provided the chance for the Liverpool FC captain to make it 1-0. 

The second goal for the Reds came similarly to the first. Brighton was quick to respond, with Alisson tipping the ball off the bar before Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, who was brought on for the injured Naby Keita, crossed the ball for Sadio Mane to head Liverpool FC into a 2-0 lead midway through the first half. Two goals were scored following two miraculous saves from Alisson. 

Sadio Mane found the back of the net again after intercepting a pass from the Brighton goalkeeper, rebounding into the back of the net, however, this was ruled out for handball by VAR. 

Brighton responded to this lifeline with Enoch Mwepu lifting the ball over Alisson from twenty yards out, making it 2-1 by the break.  

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Second Half

Mohamed Salah was denied his eleventh goal in consecutive games when he was set up by Sadio Mane and got the ball around the keeper. However, this was ruled out for offside. The Egyptian forward will be dissappointed not to add to his impressive goal tally this season. 

Liverpool FC did themselves no favours following this ruling as defensive frailty in the midfield and at the back allowed Brighton in to have another go. Leandro Tossard got the equaliser, with Adam Lallana claiming the assist. The score stood at 2-2. 

Brighton would soon feel the wrath of the offside flag themselves, having a third goal ruled out. Liverpool FC, feeling lucky to not have dropped all three points, walk away with a lucky draw. 

Final Words

There you have it, our Liverpool FC 2-2 Brighton match report.

In what was an entertaining game for the neutral supporter will feel like a dissoppaintment for the home fans who failed to capitalise on their recent good form and claim all three points. 

Although the official’s decisions went against the Reds, it is also responsible for them managing to secure a solitary point. 

Check out what Jurgen Klopp had to say on the match here and if you missed our report on the League Cup fixture against Preston North End, here is our official match report.