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Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion Live Commentary, 01/10/2022

3 - 3
Roberto Firmino (33)
Roberto Firmino (54)
A. Webster (63 og)
L. Trossard (4)
L. Trossard (17)
L. Trossard (83)


That's all for today, goodbye!
A draw leaves Liverpool in ninth place in the league while Brighton remain in fourth. Klopp's side will host Ranger during the week in the Champions League before traveling to Arsenal for their next league game. Brighton face third-place Tottenham in their next Premier League fixture.
The game started at a very fast pace that favoured Brighton as they took the lead after just four minutes. Gross and Welbeck combined in the box before Trossard sent Alexander-Arnold the wrong way and shot into the bottom right corner. Trossard then scored again to double Brighton's lead 14 minutes later. Alexander-Arnold miscontrolled the ball in his own half and lost possession to Caicedo. The midfielder passed to Gross on the edge of the box, who then played Trossard in behind for the Belgian to get his second. Alisson made two huge saves to stop Brighton from running away with the game before Firmino pulled one back for Liverpool following a poor touch from Salah. Firmino then got his second of the game in the 54th minute after chopping the ball past Dunk and slotting it into the corner as Sanchez stood and watched. Liverpool then took the lead as Alexander-Arnold's corner was punched into Webster by his own goalkeeper. Brighton did not give up as Trossard secured his hat-trick as he swung his left foot at the ball following a good cross from Mitoma to make it 3-3 in the 83rd minute.
90' + 3' Elliott puts in a cross to Nunez in the box, but the striker mistimes his header and it goes over the bar.
90' + 2' The corner comes in for Liverpool, but Brighton deal with the chance and clear their lines.
90' + 1' Alexander-Arnold decides to shoot from a free-kick 25 yards away from goal, but effort deflects just wide of the post for a corner.
90' There will be a minimum of five additional minutes
D. Núñez
Thiago Alcântara
89' Nunez replaces Thiago as Liverpool throw everything at this game to try and win it.
T. Lamptey
L. Trossard
Brighton & Hove Albion
87' Lamptey replaces hat-trick hero Trossard to add more pace at both ends in the final minutes.
T. Alexander-Arnold
Yellow Card
86' Alexander-Arnold gets a yellow card for a poor challenge in his own half.
85' Liverpool are pushing hard for a winner here but Brighton are also searching for all three points.
L. Trossard
Brighton & Hove Albion
83' GOALLLLL!!!! 3-3 TROSSARD HAT-TRICK!!! Trossard scores his third of the game to equalise for Brighton. Mitoma sends a cross across the box, Welbeck leaves the ball to Trossard to shoot and Alisson cannot keep the ball out of the net.
82' Salah drives down the right wing and it takes Caicedo three bites at the ball to win it back. Trossard is also back on the pitch.
80' Trossard is taken off the pitch by the physios as Brighton are playing with 10 men at the moment.
79' Trossard is down and receiving treatment on the pitch.
78' Brighton are trying to fight their way back into the game but Liverpool are keeping the ball well and being patient when progressing forward.
A. Lallana
P. Estupiñán
Brighton & Hove Albion
75' Lallana comes on for Estupinan and plays against his former side.
Diogo Jota
Roberto Firmino
75' Jota replaces Firmino to lead the Liverpool frontline.
74' SAVE! Alisson makes another huge save for Liverpool in this game! Estupinan crosses the ball to the near post and Welbeck flicks it towards goal, but the goalkeeper stops the effort well.
73' Mitoma takes Alexander-Arnold on one-on-one and drops him whilst dribbling past towards the touchline. He tries to find Welbeck with a cutback but Matips deals with the pass.
71' Liverpool have won 66.7 per cent of duels so far in the second half after only winning 50 per cent in the first 45 minutes.
69' Brighton cannot find the rhythm when attacking that gave them the lead in this game. Liverpool are still vulnerable when defending.
67' Fabinho tries to find Milner with a lofted pass in behind, but the pass is overhit and goes out for a goal kick.
K. Mitoma
P. Groß
Brighton & Hove Albion
65' Mitoma replaces Gross as Brighton search for an equaliser.
65' Brighton are struggling to keep up with the intensity that Liverpool are playing with. They are losing the midfield battles that they were winning in the first half.
A. Webster
Own Goal
Brighton & Hove Albion
63' GOALLL!!!! 3-2 WEBSTER OWN GOAL!!!! Alexander-Arnold swings in a corner and Sanchez punches the ball into Webster, who cannot react in time to move out of the way. The ball deflects its way into the goal as Liverpool take the lead for the first time.
61' CHANCE! Welbeck has a great chance to score after Estupinan squares the ball towards him, but the striker completely misses the ball with his swinging left leg.
H. Elliott
J. Henderson
59' Elliot replaces Henderson the midfield to add more mobility and pace.
J. Milner
K. Tsimikas
58' Milner comes on for Tsimikas at left-back.
57' CHANCE! Firmino has the chance to make it a hat-trick, but his open header from six yards out is straight at Sanchez!
56' Liverpool continue to grow in confidence as the game goes on. They are passing and moving the ball a lot better than they previously were.
L. Díaz
54' Diaz does well to run forward with pace and control and he passes to Firmino as he reaches the Brighton area. Firmino makes no mistake with his finish as Sanchez can do nothing but watch.
Roberto Firmino
54' GOALLLL!!! 2-2 FIRMINO!!! Firmino equalises for Liverpool with his second goal of the day. Liverpool’s front three counter-attack with Diaz dribbling forward on the left side. He plays the ball to Firmino, who chops past Dunk and finishes into the bottom corner.
52' Brighton have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games (W7 D3), going down 2-1 at Fulham in August. Taking into account each current side’s last 10 Premier League games, only Tottenham (26) and Manchester City (24) have earned more points than Brighton (23).
50' Brighton still look dangerous on the counter-attack but the hosts are refusing to give the ball away cheaply.
48' Liverpool are starting this half much better than they did in the first period. Their passing is quicker and more accurate.
46' A corner comes in for Liverpool and finds Van Dijk, but the defender heads the ball straight at Sanchez.
46' Brighton get the second half underway!
L. Díaz
Fábio Carvalho
46' Diaz replaces Carvalho on the left wing for Liverpool at half-time.
Brighton will be happy to be in the lead, which is much deserved, but Liverpool have looked much stronger since Firmino's goal in the 33rd minute. The visitors will need to start the second half quickly to avoid early pressure from Liverpool.
The half started at a very fast pace that favoured Brighton as they took the lead after just four minutes. Gross and Welbeck combined in the box before Trossard sent Alexander-Arnold the wrong way and shot into the bottom right corner. Trossard then scored again to double Brighton's lead 14 minutes later. Alexander-Arnold miscontrolled the ball in his own half and lost possession to Caicedo. The midfielder passed to Gross on the edge of the box, who then played Trossard in behind for the Belgian to get his second. Alisson made two huge saves to stop Brighton from running away with the game before Firmino pulled one back for Liverpool following a poor touch from Salah.
45' + 1' CHANCE! There is mayhem in the Liverpool box following a low cross from Trossard. Van Dijk stops Gross from shooting while Alisson jumps on the ball, but Brighton players want a penalty. The referee gives nothing.
45' There will be a minimum of three added minutes.
44' Brighton finally get the ball out of their half and they win a free-kick after Trossard's pass to Estupinan is handballed by Salah.
42' Liverpool are feeling confident in possession and passing at a good tempo to try and break down the Brighton low block.
40' Brighton do not seem as comfortable as they did prior to Liverpool's goal. They are dropping deeper to try and see out the half.
38' All four of Roberto Firmino’s Premier League goals for Liverpool this season have come in home games, while all five of his strikes last term came away. He’s been directly involved in eight goals in his last four league appearances at Anfield (four goals, four assists).
36' Salah drives the ball forward for Liverpool and takes a shot at goal, but his effort is wild and goes out for a goal kick.
Mohamed Salah
33' Henderson plays a lofted pass to Salah, who gets a touch on the ball before Sanchez. His touch runs past two defenders and Firmino scores to pull one back for Liverpool.
Roberto Firmino
33' GOALLL!!!!! 2-1 FIRMINO!!! Firmino pulls one back for Liverpool after he reacts quickest to a poor touch from Salah. Game on!
33' GOAL DISALLOWED! Firmino puts the ball in the back of the net but Salah was offside in the build-up to the goal. VAR are checking.
31' BIG CHANCE! The ball rebounds its way around the Brighton penalty area before falling to Salah. The winger shoots with his right foot but Sanchez saves well with his feet.
P. Estupiñán
Yellow Card
Brighton & Hove Albion
29' Estupinan receives a yellow card for taking too long to take a throw-in.
28' Liverpool progress forward with Thiago and Salah but Brighton force them into playing a long ball which results in the ball ending up with Sanchez.
26' Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 26 Premier League games at Anfield (W20 D6), keeping 15 clean sheets in this run. In the 11 games in which they’ve conceded, they’ve conceded the first goal eight times, including each of the last six.
24' Brighton are not making it easy for Liverpool to progress through the middle of the pitch. They are forcing the hosts wide and reducing the space available.
22' Van Dijk makes a big tackle to stop Gross from scoring a third for Brighton. Trossard drills a low cross into the box but the defender slides the ball behind and out of danger.
20' Brighton are continuing to draw Liverpool into their own half before flooding forward on the counter-attack.
S. March
Brighton & Hove Albion
17' Caicedo plays the ball to March on the edge of the box. March initially tries to find Caicedo but Trossard gets on the end of the pass and fires home.
L. Trossard
Brighton & Hove Albion
17' GOALL!!!! 2-0 TROSSARD!!! Trossard scores again to double Brighton’s lead! Alexander-Arnold makes a mistake in his own half and gives the ball away. Caicedo finds March on the edge of the box before the ball is played to Trossard. The winger fires past Alisson across the goal.
16' Brighton are looking very dangerous on the counter-attack as Liverpool continue to push players forward in search of an equaliser. They are targeting the areas that Tsimikas and Alexander-Arnold should occupy.
14' Salah drives at Webster down the right-hand side before cutting inside and shooting, but his effort is not strong enough to beat Sanchez.
13' HUGE SAVE AGAIN! Firmino plays a loose pass and it gets intercepted by Caicedo, who starts a counter-attack. The ball pinballs around the right-wing before finding its way to Trossard in the middle, but Alisson closes the angle down and makes another big save for Liverpool.
11' HUGE SAVE! March puts in a perfect cross for Welbeck to head home, but Alisson makes a big save low to his right!
10' The home fans inside the stadium are growing in frustration at Sanchez as he decides to take his time with goal kicks, and not for the first time.
8' Salah has the ball on the right wing and finds Alexander-Arnold on the edge of the box, but the defender takes a heavy touch and Henderson cannot keep the play alive.
6' Liverpool are still attacking on the front foot following Brighton's opener, but the visitors are far more comfortable when defending now.
D. Welbeck
Brighton & Hove Albion
4' Gross passes the ball to Welbeck, who tries to return the pass back to Gross but finds Trossard with a backheel instead. The winger makes no mistake with his finish past Alisson.
L. Trossard
Brighton & Hove Albion
4' GOALLLL!!! 1-0 TROSSARD!!! Brighton take the lead away at Anfield after Trossard picks up the ball in the box, sends Alexander-Arnold the wrong way and finishes low into the bottom right corner past Alisson.
4' Brighton are settling down on the ball now but are struggling to beat the Liverpool press when trying to back out from the back.
2' Liverpool start this game at an extremely high pace as Matip presses the ball all the way to Sanchez in the Brighton goal and Thiago fouls Gross.
1' Henderson gets the game underway for Liverpool!
The players are making their way out of the tunnel and onto the pitch!
Liverpool have lost just one of their 10 Premier League meetings with Brighton (W7 D2), a 1-0 home loss in February 2021.
Jurgen Klopp makes three changes from Liverpool's last game as Henderson, Firmino, and Carvalho all start. De Zerbi makes one change from Brighton’s win against Leicester as Estupinan replaces Mwepu, who is out with an illness.
SUBS: Adam Lallana, Kaoru Mitoma, Billy Gilmour, Jason Steele, Jeremy Sarmiento, Julio Enciso, Deniz Undav, Tariq Lamptey, Levi Colwill.
Brighton (3-4-3): Robert Sanchez; Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk, Joel Veltman; Solly March, Alexis Mac Allister, Moises Caicedo, Pervis Estupinan; Pascal Gross, Danny Welbeck, Leandro Trossard.
SUBS: James Milner, Harvey Elliot, Arthur, Adrian, Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez, Joe Gomez, Nathaniel Phillips.
Liverpool (4-3-3): Alisson; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Kostantinos Tsimikas; Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Fabio Carvalho.
This will be Brighton’s first match since the fourth of September and also Roberto De Zerbi’s first match in charge since replacing Graham Potter as manager. Brighton are currently fourth in the table and a win could close the gap to Manchester City and Tottenham above them.
Liverpool entered the international break with a 2-1 win over Ajax after being thrashed by Napoli just a week beforehand. They are currently eighth in the league table, with their last domestic win coming at the end of August.
Hello and welcome to the live commentary of the Premier League fixture between Liverpool and Brighton & Hove Albion.