Published:5 February 2021
Liverpool, the reigning champions, were mopish, as Brighton & Hove Albion handed them a dreadful 1-0 defeat at Anfield on Wednesday.
The title aspirations of Liverpool were impelled by another disaster, as on Wednesday they were unable to outclass Brighton & Hove Albion. The men of Graham Potter grew into the game. Their aggressive approach to denying the hosts paid off in a momentous way, as one of those scrappy objectives was executed by Steven Alzate to shatter the hearts of Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah should have begun the proceedings on a positive note in the 3rd minute of the fixture, but the Egyptian missed a delightful opportunity which Jordan Henderson presented exquisitely. In most parts of the first half, Jurgen Klopp's men were slow, and their lack of urgency reflected their inability to squander the opponents' backline with just two shots in the first 45 minutes.
In the 56th minute, Brighton's strike moved this fixture into a completely different dimension, as Liverpool had no brief response to recover from this daunting misery. Their inefficiency in the critical layers had cost them all three points, despite pulling strings on several occasions in the later stages.
It was the Reds' second consecutive loss at Anfield, and with this result, on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp's men again need to recover their momentum against Manchester City's league leaders. The Hard Tackle now controls the results of the Liverpool players after their Wednesday night failures.