Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson struck in the first 8 minutes.
Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was pleased with how his side dealt with Brighton’s fightback during the 3-1 triumph at the Amex Arena.
Mohamed Salah and Jordan Henderson struck in the first 8 minutes prior to Brighton cut in half the deficit and reacted on the stroke of half- time through Leandro Trossard.
However Salah sealed the game 14 minutes from time, heading in from a corner, to protect the Reds their 30 th Premier League win of the season.
Klopp informed Sky Sports: “We do not have any impact on what the other team is doing. We need to respond and we had a super service. I liked how we did it.
Mohamed Salah bagged a brace (Paul Childs/NMC Swimming Pool)
” They left 2 offending players in between the lines. When they won the ball, then it was tough to safeguard that, and they did produce well in the majority of the scenarios.
” However when you lose the ball at the incorrect minute, then they have a benefit and that’s why they had the 2 possibilities and that’s why they scored the goal.
“I would say they deserved that goal, but we scored then the third one and could have scored again, more really big chances. But all good.”
Brighton made a game of it after a bad start (Paul Childs/NMC Swimming Pool)
Salah applauded Brighton for battling back and was happy to have actually eliminated the game off with his second goal.
He stated: “It was an excellent game for fans towatch They [Brighton] play actually well from the back and they had an excellent game.
” We scored 2 at the start, so it made the game a bit simpler to simply have the self-confidence from the start, however they played an excellent game.
” After 2-1, they had more self-confidence and they attempted to play morefootball They were actually great.
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“They were close to scoring the second as well, so after I scored the third one, it made the game calm again and we had more confidence that the game was almost over.”
Salah’s brace took him to 19 league goals for the campaign, 3 behind leading goalscorer Jamie Vardy, however he was coy when inquired about his possibilities of declaring the Golden Boot.
“Let’s take it game by game,” he stated with a smile.
Brighton boss Graham Potter was pleased with much of what he saw from his players, however confessed there were lessons to be found out.
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He stated: “I think we played well. Over the course of the game, we offered a truly great account of ourselves, great character, particularly going 2-0 down in the way we did.
“Liverpool actually smelled blood, if you like, due to the fact that we talented them a number of goals, so great character to drag ourselves back into the game, and after that we produced some possibilities prior to we scored a truly great goal.
” We put a lot into that game and there are a great deal of positives for us, obviously things that we need to gain from too– which is regular– however I’m pleased with a lot that we did.
“But again, we have to improve as well, and that includes myself.”