As reported by thisisanfield.com
Liverpool bounced back from defeats away to Man City and Wolves with a narrow victory on the south coast against Brighton.
An eight point lead had dropped to just four before kick off. Anything but a win would have put the Reds under immense pressure. However, with the lions share of the game a Liverpool victory looked inevitable from early on.
An early injury scare to Trent Alexander-Arnold thankfully didn’t add to the problems, the right back overstretched for a ball during the warm-up and had to go for treatment before the game started.
It was a dull first half overall as Brighton pulled all XI men behind the ball and asked Liverpool to break down two banks of five and four.
Xherdan Shaqiri provided the first half spark, drifting in from the right-hand side he looked to link-up with both Firmino and Mohamed Salah and it was the Swiss international who went the closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half.