Brighton were on a dismal four-game losing streak heading into this clash but Graham Potter’s side was the early aggressors as Liverpool looked a little llackluster inthe opening exchange. The last time Liverpool lost away to Brighton was in the 1984 FA Cup and the ‘Reds’ took the lead on 19 minutes. Joël Matip, the Premier League’s player of the month for February, strode out of defense before chipping a ball over the top for Luis Díaz to nip in ahead of the onrushing Robert Sánchez to nod his side in front.
Given the continued speculation surrounding Mohamed Salah’s contract negotiations, you’d forgive the Egyptian for looking a little ooff-color but Liverpool’s star man got his customary goal o1 minute from the spot. Yves Bissouma clocked Naby Keita’s shot with his outstretched hand and Salah hammered the penalty down the middle to double the visitor’s lead and reach 20 Premier League goals in a single season for the fourth time in his career.
Salah was immediately replaced as Jürgen Klopp’s men strolled to an eighth straight Premier League win leaving Brighton and Potter with much to ponder after one win in their last 10 games in all competitions, suffering five consecutive top-flight defeats for the first time in 40 years.