First Published by footballweeks.com

The Reds returned to winning ways against Brighton on Saturday after two consecutive defeats in all competitions. The Reds weren’t in their usual free-flowing attacking mood but they managed to score a goal which was enough to condemn the stubborn Seagulls to their 10th defeat of the season.

Here are the top three lessons learnt from the game…

Mo Salah was a nightmare to Brighton’s defender

The Egyptian had a very quiet game in the first half but second half saw the former Roma star troubled the Seagulls defenders.

He was too handful for the Amex outfits to curtail and he successfully won a spot kick after Pascal  Gross brought him down in the box.

Salah scored the only goal of the game from the spot to help the Reds increase their lead ahead of City to seven points at least for now.

Fabinho’s versatility was obviously seen once again

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp was without most of his defenders before the encounter due to injury. Joe Gomez and Dejan Lovren were both in the recuperating room while Joel Matip and Adam Lallana were unfit to play a role in the encounter.

The former Borussia Dortmund manager deployed Fabinho — who joined the Merseyside club from Monaco for £39m in the summer — at the centre-back position alongside Virgil Van Dijk.

The Brazilian didn’t look out of place throughout the encounter as he made numerous blocks to prevent Brighton from taking the lead in the

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