Liverpool claim hard fought win against Brighton and Hove Albion to go top of EPL table

Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah's goals help Liverpool come from a goal behind to win the game on Sunday against Brighton and Hove Albion to go top of the EPL table.

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Anfield was buzzing with delight after Liverpool snatched a come-from-behind win against Brighton and Hove Albion. This win meant that Liverpool have taken the lead at the top of the table once again in the English Premier League. 

The drama though isn’t over as Arsenal travel to the Etihad Stadium to play Manchester City. If Arsenal win the game they go back to the top of the table as they have a better goal difference compared to Liverpool. 

Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah scored the goals to take all three points from the game. It was a heartbreaking result for Brighton who held their own for nearly 60 minutes before Salah hit the winner. 

Liverpool slog it out to claim a key win against Brighton 

Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck silenced the Anfield crowd as he scored in the 2nd minute of the game. It was a cruel blow for the hosts whose defence has been questioned in the last few weeks. 

There was relentless pressure from Liverpool as chance after chance was created. The game picked momentum when players each from Liverpool and Brighton were given yellow cards. 

Then in the 27th minute of the game, Luis Diaz made it 1-1 for the home side. Liverpool got a corner which the Brighton defence made a hash of. Salah tried to steer the ball towards goal as the Brighton goalkeeper pawed it away. Luis Diaz though was in the right place at the right time and slotted the ball into the net. 

There wasn’t much action for the rest of the first half as the players went back into the tunnel. The game locked at 1-1 was anyone’s chance to win as both the camps contemplated their next move. 

The action picked up immediately after the restart as Danny Welbeck and Virgil Van Dijk were given yellow cards for committing fouls. Joe Gomez became the fifth player to see his name written in the book in the 53rd minute. 

Mohamed Salah got a brilliant pass from Alexis Macallister and the Egyptian didn’t flinch as he made it 2-1. The entire Anfield stadium erupted as Jurgen Klopp seemed pumped up after the goal. 

Brighton didn’t get any more chances as they tried to make a comeback into the goal. Luis Diaz had scored in the 71st minute of the game but the VAR ruled against the goal. In the end, there was a massive sigh of relief as Liverpool won the game to go first in the EPL table. 

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