Liverpool lost 0-1 to Brighton at Anfield in a match of the 22nd round of the Premier League. The winning goal for the "seagulls" was the work of Stephen Alzate ten minutes after the start of the second half.
After the defeat, the Merseysiders are fourth with an asset of 40 points, while Brighton is 15th with 24 points. Today's defeat is the second in a row for Liverpool at home. In the last round of the Premier League, the team lost to Burnley again with 0: 1.
From the beginning, Liverpool dictated the events on the field. Jordan Henderson brought Mohamed Salah behind the defense, but his shot flew over the door.
A quarter of an hour after the start Salah centered dangerously in the penalty area, but James Milner failed to intercept.
In the following minutes, Liverpool attacked, but the defense of the "seagulls" was well organized and did not allow serious dangers in front of his door.
In the 34th minute Soli March broke through on the left and fired a shot, which, however, flew over the door of Kaohmin Keleher.
Two minutes later, Thiago Alcantara tried to surprise Brighton's goalkeeper, but his shot failed.
Curiously, the first part ended without a single accurate shot to either of the two doors.
At the beginning of the second half Liverpool increased the speed and was close to scoring several times. In the 53rd minute, a shot by Roberto Firmino bounced at the feet of Ives Bisum, and the ball went dangerously close to the side post.
In the 56th minute Brighton surprisingly took the lead with 1: 0. Soli March centered in the penalty area, and the Liverpool defense did not intervene properly. Dan Byrne shot down to Stephen Alzate, who scored from close range.
As the end approached, the hosts became more and more insistent in their search for a goal. In the 70th minute Trent Alexander-Arnold centered sharply on the ground. Mohamed Salah intercepted, but did not find sending the ball away from the door.
Four minutes later, Liverpool goalkeeper Keleher had to intervene decisively after a shot by Pascal Gross.
In the 76th minute from Liverpool had a claim for a penalty for a handball by Ives Bisuma, but the chief referee Kevin Friend signaled the game to continue.
In the 81st minute Kelleher again saved Liverpool after a shot by Leonardo Trussard from close range.
Liverpool pressed, but failed to threaten Brighton's goal. The "Seagulls" played very successfully on the counterattack and in the 89th minute Ives Bisuma tried his luck from a long distance, but the ball flew over the door.
In the end, Klopp's players failed to invent anything creative in front of the opponent's goal and suffered a second consecutive loss at home.