Liverpool defeats Brighton: Close in on Manchester City

By Oviri Kelvin

Liverpool has closed in on Premier League leaders Manchester City after defeating Brighton & Hove Albion 2-0 today, Saturday, at the American Express Community Stadium.

The visitors got into scoring a start through a fast-break orchestrated by Joel Matip’s flipped-pass to Luiz Diaz who headed home a 19th-minute goal.

Brighton, who held Liverpool to a 2-2 draw at Anfield when both clubs clashed on October 30, 2021, tackled Liverpool squarely but were unable to get a goal, The Trumpet gathered.

The Reds, in the second half, doubled the lead through the effort of Muhamed Salah from the penalty spot in the 61st minute.

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All efforts by the Seagulls to get back into the game despite possessing a greater portion of the ball never yielded a goal result.

However, Liverpool hosts Arsenal on Wednesday in their next feature at Anfield while the 13-placed (Premier League table) Brighton hosts Tottenham at the American Express Community Stadium.

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