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Liverpool once again showcased confidence in their own abilities as a solitary Mohamed Salah goal secured a 1-0 victory at Brighton on Saturday.

Brighton 0-1 Liverpool

Premier League, Amex
January 12, 2019

Goal: Salah pen 50′

Klopp’s Latest Risk Pays Off

In his pre-match press conference, Klopp described the use of Dejan Lovren against Wolves as a “proper risk,” but it was arguably one he couldn’t avoid after Jordan Henderson‘s injury in the buildup.

At the Amex, however, he was presented with another fitness issue to address as Trent Alexander-Arnold struggled after standing awkwardly on the ball, and again opted to take a risk and keep him in the starting lineup.

It looked to have been a poor decision in the opening stages, as the limping right-back remained in talks with a member of Klopp’s medical staff and James Milner underwent an extended warmup on the opposite touchline.

Fortunately, Alexander-Arnold lasted the full 90 minutes unscathed, with this gamble ultimately paying off as Klopp was able to use Milner, Naby Keita and Divock Origi as second-half substitutes.

But it does serve to highlight the big call made in allowing Nathaniel Clyne to leave on loan, and the manager’s faith in Rafa Camacho, who was named in the matchday squad for the fourth time this season.

Fab Passes Test at the Back

Despite the return of Joel Matip to the matchday squad, Klopp avoided another fitness gamble as he deployed Fabinho alongside Virgil van Dijk at centre-back, providing the

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