Lewis Dunk, who is the captain of Brighton, scored a remarkable equalizer for his team to deprive Jurgen Klopp three points on the eighth anniversary of his becoming the manager of Liverpool.
After catching out Alexis Mac Allister, who was making his first return to his previous club, Brighton’s Simon Adingra caught him off guard and sent a shot past Alisson to give Brighton the lead in an exciting match. Alisson made the save.
Klopp’s team evened the score after Dunk’s missed pass led to Darwin Nunez setting up Salah to score, and then Salah scored from the penalty spot in the first-half stoppage time to give Liverpool the lead. Dunk’s error led to Nunez setting up Salah.
It was given to Pascal Gross after Dominik Szoboszlai was brought down by Pascal Gross by his collar.
Ryan Gravenberch, who came on as a substitute for Harvey Elliott at the beginning of the second half, had a good opportunity to expand Liverpool’s lead, but he squandered it by hitting the bar from close range when it seemed like it would be easier to score.
It turned out to be a bad decision as Dunk tied the game in the 78th minute with a first-time goal after a free-kick that was taken by Solly March.
Joao Pedro then squandered a late opportunity to win the game for the home team, missing the target from inside the penalty area when he was in a good position to do so.
Brighton will not submit to lying down.
Although Brighton have made significant strides forward under the direction of Roberto de Zerbi, there are concerns regarding the club’s ability to successfully compete in both the Premier League and the Europa League simultaneously.
In spite of the fact that they had not won in any of their last four games across all competitions, the Seagulls departed the field to a standing ovation from their fans for the second time this week after they refused to lie down.
After coming back from a 2-0 deficit on Thursday in France to tie their Europa League match with Marseille 2-2, the team captained by De Zerbi delivered another spirited performance in order to salvage a point for the team.
Liverpool appeared to be on their way to win after rebounding back from going behind to Adingra’s goal, but Dunk atoned for his earlier error and ensured that Brighton avoided back-to-back defeats in the league going into the international break. Adingra scored the goal that put Brighton behind, but Dunk equalized for Brighton with a goal of his own.
Because Pedro lacked composure, it could have been much better, and De Zerbi was booked by referee Anthony Taylor for arguing after his team was refused a penalty after Kaoru Mitoma’s shot glanced up off of Virgil van Dijk’s thigh and onto the defender’s elbow.
The manager of Brighton stated, “At the moment I’m sorry because we’re conceding too many goals,”
“We’re putting in a lot of work, but it’s possible that it won’t be enough. Or, in football, you could go through a streak in which you give up too many goals despite the fact that you don’t deserve them. This might be frustrating.
“You make a valid point. In particular, I believe that we played better than Liverpool did, particularly in the first half. But we gave up two goals in a manner that was not good at all.
Disappointment for Klopp on the occasion of his anniversary
Klopp, who took command of the Reds on this date in 2015, will be frustrated that his players were unable to hold on to the lead after turning it around. Liverpool have now failed to beat Brighton in each of the last four attempts, and there will be dissatisfaction from Klopp over this.
Their most recent appearance on the Premier League stage resulted in a contentious loss to Tottenham by a score of 2-1. In that match, the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) did not succeed in reversing an inaccurate decision to disallow a goal scored by Luis Diaz for offside when the game was still scoreless at the time.
They got off to a slow start at the Amex Stadium, but after Salah scored two goals, they were able to turn a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 advantage. This gave them the impression that they had moved on from the events of the previous week.
During Klopp’s tenure as manager of Liverpool, no player has scored more goals for the club than Salah has, but the 191st and 192nd goals he scored for the club were ultimately not enough to secure victory.
The Reds enter the international break having earned 17 points from their first eight matches, which is one more than sixth-placed Brighton and keeps them very much in contact with the teams that are currently in first position.
“The second half, we should have scored for 3-1, one or two really good opportunities,” Klopp told reporters.
The fact that we are unable to score in that area, though, helps to keep the game competitive. Both teams were putting in a lot of effort. In the end, I believe it to be the appropriate result.