Reds stunned by Brighton at Anfield

English Premier League

Percy Tau was once again an unused substitute in Brighton and Hove Albion’s 1-0 win over Liverpool in the Premier League on Wednesday evening.

Tau was named on the bench for the fourth game running, as Liverpool missed Alisson Becker in goal with Caoimhin Kelleher given a rare appearance.

Mohamed Salah threatened the visitors minutes in after cutting in behind to shave the top of the crossbar with a smart attempt from equally smart ball control.

Liverpool still battled to hit their stride in the opening exchanges, as Dan Burn volleyed wide of the near post from a cutback on the right-side by Neal Maupay.

The Seagulls carved out another promising chance from a cross out wide in added time, but Maupay headed beyond the top corner of the net.

Both managers opted not to make changes at the halftime interval, with the match hanging in the balance for either of the respective outfits.

Brighton broke the deadlock ten minutes from the break after Steven Alzate charged in the centre of the area to tuck cutback from the left past Kelleher.

The Reds desperately began looking to find a way through a pin-point volley in the area from Roberto Firmino, but the defence cleared the resultant effort away.

Brighton targeted a second in the closing minutes with a smart attempt from point-blank range by Pascal Gross, but Kelleher saved.

In an effort to launch a turnaround, the Reds introduced Curtis Jones towards the last ten minutes of the match ahead of Firmino.

With time running out, Liverpool failed to click up front as the Seagulls dropped a number of bodies behind the ball to see out the rest of the encounter.

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