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2020-21 English Premier League
  • Steven Alzate (56')

Liverpool suffer successive Anfield defeat with loss to Brighton

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Liverpool's regression is more than injury-related (1:46)

Following Liverpool's defeat to Brighton, Craig Burley feels the worrying signs have been prevalent for quite some time. (1:46)

Liverpool suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Brighton & Hove Albion to make it back-to-back Anfield losses for Jurgen Klopp's side on Wednesday.

Steven Alzate scored the game's only goal on 56 minutes as he bundled home following a Dan Burn cross past Liverpool's stand-in goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher, who was playing due to an illness for first choice Alisson.

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Liverpool kicked off this match minutes after Premier League leaders Manchester City had beaten Burnley 2-0, which extended their lead over the reigning champions to seven points ahead of the meeting of the two sides on Sunday at Anfield.

Liverpool may have rediscovered their scoring touch away from home with eight goals in their last three matches, but their home struggles returned as Mohamed Salah was particularly wasteful.

Salah and Roberto Firmino both missed chances after Brighton's goal, while Kelleher was called into action in the Liverpool goal.

Liverpool's defeat to Burnley in their home match on Jan. 21 was their first Premier League loss at Anfield in 68 matches. This is the first time they have suffered back-to-back home reverses since September 2012.

Their last home goal was scored by Sadio Mane in a 1-1 draw against West Bromwich Albion on Dec. 27.

English Premier League Standings

POS Team GP GD PTS
1 Manchester City 32 +44 74
2 Manchester United 31 +27 63
3 Leicester City 31 +18 56
4 West Ham United 31 +12 55
5 Chelsea 31 +19 54
6 Liverpool 31 +16 52
7 Tottenham Hotspur 31 +17 49
8 Everton 30 +3 48
9 Arsenal 31 +8 45
10 Leeds United 31 0 45
11 Aston Villa 30 +10 44
12 Wolverhampton Wanderers 31 -10 38
13 Crystal Palace 31 -19 38
14 Southampton 31 -17 36
15 Brighton & Hove Albion 31 -5 33
16 Burnley 31 -17 33
17 Newcastle United 31 -19 32
18 Fulham 32 -18 26
19 West Bromwich Albion 31 -31 24
20 Sheffield United 31 -38 14