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Liverpool returned to winning ways on Saturday with a victory over Brighton, allowing fans to take pause and assess the Reds’ chances in upcoming fixtures.

The Reds bounced back from two successive defeats to notch their 18th win of the Premier League season against Brighton, stretching their lead at the top of the table to seven points, at least temporarily.

A second-half penalty converted by Liverpool’s leading goalscorer Mohamed Salah ensured Jurgen Klopp‘s men left the Amex with all three points, where they were made to work for their latest win by a stubborn and disciplined Brighton outfit.

It was a game which threw up a number of discussion points, both positive and negative, but eyes were quickly cast towards the next batch of games which stand in the Reds’ way.

This Is Anfield’s Joanna Durkan (@JoannaDurkan_) spoke to Karl Matchett (@karlmatchett) and Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) to delve into the highs and lows of Liverpool’s latest victory and the expectations for the Premier League fixtures which lie in wait.

The good…

JOANNA: Firstly, the result. In seasons gone by it would have been a game that Liverpool succumbed to the slightest bout of pressure late-on or let the frustration over Brighton’s stubborn setup get the best of them.

Instead the performance and three points showed Liverpool’s growth in maturity and composure when managing a lead.

Virgil van Dijk was as imperious as ever, key in keeping Brighton off the scoreboard in the league for the first time on

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