Liverpool 0-1 Brighton: Reds Suffer Damaging Blow At Anfield

Liverpool 0-1 Brighton

Liverpool’s Premier League title defence suffered a damaging blow as Brighton earned a shock 1-0 win at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side paid the price for a sloppy display as Steven Alzate’s second-half strike gave struggling Brighton a memorable success at the expense of the injury-hit champions.

Liverpool are languishing in fourth place and trail Manchester City by seven points, with the leaders holding a game in hand.

The Reds’ dismal defeat leaves them in desperate need of three points when in-form City visit Anfield for a crucial clash on Sunday.

Klopp’s men have now lost successive home league games for the first time since 2012 and haven’t won a top-flight match at Anfield in four attempts.

Their sudden collapse on home turf is remarkable given they hadn’t lost a home league game since 2017 before Burnley won at Anfield on 21 January.

“A really tough week, two away games, two very intense games and tonight we looked like we weren’t fresh enough mentally and physically,” Klopp said.

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