Liverpool: Fabinho has 'defensive brain' - Jurgen Klopp

Mohamed Salah

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool take on Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League this afternoon and you can keep up with all the drama via our live-blog.

But he stressed the importance of Salah getting the early goal after the break and the Liverpool defender is delighted that the side showed the character needed to close out the three points from a hard game.

Brighton made things hard for Liverpool by defending deep but the visitors found a way through when Salah was brought down inside the area by Pascal Gross in the second half. He dusted himself off to score the spot-kick himself. Today we've had to find a different way to win, but we've done that many times, and that is part of our make up, we have to do that.

Alexander-Arnold said on Sky Sports: "We knew it was going to be hard".

Pep Guardiola's side cut the deficit to four points with a 2-1 win against Liverpool last week.

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"1-0s, 1-0s, 1-0s, they hurt the opposition", Owen told Premier League Productions after the match.

Brighton didn't manage a single shot on Alisson Becker's goal but had they shown a bit of attacking intent, they could have nicked a goal.

Alberto Moreno is now acting as the reserve left-back, but he has been very vocal in his will to leave the Merseyside club, so if Klopp was to let him go then he would need to buy a left-back in the next few weeks, and while the right-back options could fill in for the time being, it's surely worth Klopp investing on a new left-back in order to give Liverpool the best chance of claiming the title.

Liverpool now sit seven points clear at the top of the standings, while Brighton remain in 13th place despite their three-match unbeaten run in the top flight coming to an end. All eyes are now on Man City.

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