Following another defeat at Anfield for the ailing Liverpool side, team manager Jurgen Klopp commented that his side was “not fresh enough mentally and physically”, as Brighton delivered their second consecutive home defeat.
Brighton’s Steven Alzate scored the only goal of the game to inflict further damage on the Reds’ faltering title defence.
Klopp went on to say: “Brighton deserved to win, no doubt about it. For me, it’s more important to find an explanation for why we lost this game and understand what happened here tonight. We didn’t look convincing.”
This was Liverpool’s second league defeat at Anfield in back-to-back games after their 68 games record was shattered by Burnley (1-0) two weeks ago.
This most recent result leaves the Reds fourth in the table, behind both Manchester clubs and third-placed Leicester City and ultimately out of the title race according to Klopp.
Contrary to Liverpool’s doom and gloom, it was high praise for the Brighton team from their team manager Graham Potter, who told BT Sports that he commended the “courage, quality and togetherness” of his team as they moved 10 points clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone.
The Seagulls are now unbeaten in four league matches with Steven Alzate sealing the win for the team on Wednesday.