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Liverpool ground out a vital 1-0 victory at Brighton on Saturday, with the usual post-match statistics providing plenty of intrigue.

Jurgen Klopp‘s table-toppers pulled seven points clear of Man City, following a hard-fought win at the Amex Stadium.

Mohamed Salah won and scored a penalty early in the second-half, with the Egpytian’s effort getting his side over the line.

These are the victories that win teams titles, and with every week that passes, the more supporters are dreaming of glory in May.

Here are five of the best statistics from Liverpool’s crucial triumph.

Trio’s Magnificent Half-Century

Saturday saw Virgil van Dijk produce another imperious showing at the heart of the Reds’ defence, with the Dutchman faultless in all facets of his play.

It was the 27-year-old’s 50th appearance for Liverpool, during which time he has recorded 33 wins.

Incidentally, both Trent Alexander-Arnold and Andy Robertson had also won 33 times in their first 50 matches, along with seven other former Reds, highlighting just how superb the full-back duo have also been.

To put that into perspective, only Craig Johnston (37), Peter Beardsley (35), Ronnie Whelan (34) and Ian Rush (34) have notched up more victories in their opening half-century of games.

Potential future legends are being built before our own eyes!

Priceless Salah

Salah has tweaked his game this season, with Klopp often using him as a centre-forward rather than a right winger, drifting inside to wreak havoc.

He has become a player who doesn’t always influence

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