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SportFour Findings: Brighton 0-1 Liverpool

00:55  13 january  2019
00:55  13 january  2019 Source:

Brighton considering permanent Dominic Solanke move

Brighton considering permanent Dominic Solanke move According to the Mirror, Brighton & Hove Albion have joined the race to land Liverpool forward Dominic Solanke, and are considering a permanent offer for the youngster. The 21-year-old has turned out 27 times for the Reds since joining from Chelsea in 2017, finding the back of the net once against Chris Hughton’s side on the final day of the previous campaign. The England international is thought to be open to a move away in the new year, with Rangers boss Steven Gerrard considering a loan deal for the striker. However, with Huddersfield Town and Crystal Palace also keen on securing the forward’s services in January, Brighton are thought to be considering a permanent move for Solanke. The frontman hasn’t featured under Jurgen Klopp this season and has recently picked up a muscle problem. And with Liverpool reportedly favouring a loan move over a permanent move away for the striker, Brighton may well have to place a large offer for the Reds to consider changing their mind, or alternatively join the queue in hoping to land the forward on loan for the rest of the season.

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Liverpool would have slipped out of the top four had they lost and Chelsea beaten Newcastle, but they made sure the Blues' result - a Revenge over United came in the shape of a 1 - 0 win that confirmed their Premier League status on 4 May, and survival was always the only aim for Brighton this season

Four Findings: Brighton 0-1 Liverpool © Bryn Lennon/Getty Images Sport Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool FC - Premier League

The Reds finally got back onto the pitch after their first loss in the league and an exit from the FA Cup. While not at their flying best, Liverpool still had enough to beat Brighton & Hove Albion 1-0 at the Amex Stadium.

It was clear from the start that patience would be required for Liverpool to get back to winning ways. The home side were content to let the Reds have the ball while dropping deep and looking to frustrate the league-leading visitors. The Seagulls’ strategy worked well, especially through the first half.

Milner calls for Liverpool response

Milner calls for Liverpool response James Milner called for Premier League leaders Liverpool to respond to their recent "blips".

Read about Liverpool v Brighton in the Premier League 2017/18 season, including lineups, stats and live blogs, on the official website of the Premier League. Mohamed Salah celebrates after his 32nd goal of the PL season made it 1 - 0 and set a record for most goals scored by one player in a 38-match

Liverpool 4 , Brighton 0 : One More to Go. New, 37 comments. So, with what looked on paper to be a straightforward path clinching a Top Four finish over the last few weeks, Reds fans began to share sad Ben Affleck memes and mutter Simon & Garfunkel songs to themselves as Liverpool managed

Despite having the majority of the possession and some solid sequences of passing, Liverpool struggled to break down Brighton. Despite some promising moments, the Reds failed to get a shot on target unit the second half. There was threat and intent but far from any finish.

The second half saw Liverpool spring to life with more urgency. With Mo Salah leading the line, the Reds restarted brightly. It only took a few minutes before Brighton’s Pascal Gross bungled into Salah from behind in the area, resulting in a penalty kick. The Egyptian fired home from the spot with authority.

From that point, the result was never really in doubt. Liverpool used the ball to command the game for most of the duration. The home side mustered a short flurry toward the end but never really threatened and Liverpool reasserted a seven-point lead atop the table.

Here are four findings from the match.

Sturridge missed Brighton win with virus.
Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge missed the team’s 1-0 win against Brighton and Hove Albion with a virus, according to Melissa Reddy. Twitter: Daniel Sturridge is ruled out due to a virus. (@MelissaReddy_) The forward was not included in the 18-man matchday squad by Jurgen Klopp as the Reds got back to winning ways in the Premier League. A penalty from Mohamed Salah just after half-time was enough to seal a crucial win for Liverpool as they extended their lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points, with Manchester City having a game in hand.

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