Klopp’s reaction to Liverpool’s tense 2-1 win over Brighton

Tanya Simon
December 2, 2019

Phil Foden admitted that Manchester City have little margin left for error and now must attempt the daunting task of winning every remaining Premier League game this season after slipping 11 points behind runaway leaders Liverpool. Raheem Sterling's 22nd-minute strike was quickly cancelled out by Jetro Willems but when Kevin de Bruyne's sledgehammer shot restored their lead late on it seemed the points were in the bag before Liverpool player Jonjo Shelvey's superb curling effort left them frustrated.

A long ball over the top found Leandro Trossard who tried to lob Alisson but the Brazilian goalkeeper handled outside his box and was shown a straight red card. "When Jurgen Klopp celebrated at the end, he knew what a massive win it was for them".

Brighton boss Graham Potter was pleased with the performance of his side but felt they paid the price for some lapses.

They have a current 31-game streak - which matched the run between May 1987 and March 1988 - thanks to two goals from Virgil van Dijk against Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday.

Adrian denied Aaron Mooy but nearly spilled a routine effort into his own goal as Liverpool held on for their 13th win from their first 14 games this season. Brighton pressed for an equaliser and Adrian parried an Aaron Mooy piledriver in the 85th minute as the home side held on, much to the delight of the packed crowd at Anfield.

"Second half it was hard work again and the boys put in another incredible shift in the game". That was really, really good how we played there - we could have, should have, finished it off in that period but we didn't and you have the most tricky result.

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"Of course, life became more complicated with the red card and the change we had to make. We don't think about the points gap".

"We brought on a frozen goalkeeper". Imagine you go on there with shorts and a really thin shirt and some gloves which are not made for keeping you warm.

In the late kickoff basement battle, James Ward-Prowse struck a stunning free kick seven minutes from time as Southampton fought back to beat bottom side Watford and record their first home league win this season.

"We kept on fighting and Adrian especially helped us a lot". With his cold feet, he couldn't shoot the ball as far as he wanted! "But we play them in the end of December and we have to keep as close as possible".

"I'm really happy and proud about the desire the boys showed".

Mane nearly squeezed in another before half time as Liverpool totally dominated, but Brighton had a few chances as Davy Propper forced Alisson into a decent stop, then Lewis Dunk shanked an effort wide when wide open at the back post and the Seagulls put the hosts under pressure late in the first half.

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