Diogo Jota had actually put Liverpool ahead.
A last gasp Brighton penalty equaliser rejected Liverpool triumph in a hard-fought 1-1 Premier League draw.
Diogo Jota had actually skillfully dribbled his way through the Brighton box prior to slotting home to provide Jurgen Klopp‘s side the lead, only for the hosts to find a late leveller from the spot in the 3rd minute of added time.
Neal Maupay had already fired large with Brighton’s first penalty of the match, when referee Stuart Attwell indicated the spot following a VAR review, and Pascal Gross made no error second- time round, shooting the ball past Alisson Becker to level.
Liverpool had the ball in the back of the net two times only for VAR to intervene and guideline both Mohamed Salah‘s first-half strike and Sadio Hair‘s header out for offside.
The result sufficed for Klopp’s side to go back to the top of the table, nevertheless their injury-hit squad was dealt a more blow when James Milner was required off in the 74th minute as the 34-year-old started his 3rd game in 6 days.
Liverpool instantly sought to put their midweek Champions League defeat to Atalanta behind them, with Salah sending out a half- volley large of the goal in only the 3rd minute.
Regardless of the visitors’ supremacy of the ball in the opening 10 minutes, Brighton came closest to scoring when Aaron Connolly was played through by Maupay only to shoot large of the Liverpool goal.
Graham Potter‘s side were provided a chance to take the lead when referee Atwell granted a penalty for a foul by Neco Williams on Conolly.
The Seagulls number 9 sent out Alisson the incorrect way however fired large of the goal.
Liverpool’s defensive frailties appeared once again in the latter phases of the first half, with substitute Leandro Trossard shooting large.
Just as Brighton seemed placing on the pressure at the other end, Salah had the ball in the back of the net, after being executed by Roberto Firmino, only for VAR to intervene and rule the striker offside. On review, Salah was evaluated partially ahead of Seagulls defender Ben White by VAR referee Kevin Buddy
In a quote to fortify the defence, Klopp induced Jordan Henderson on at half time for youngster Neco Williams for the club captain’s first appearance since November 8, prior to his injury sustained on international task.
In the second half, Brighton sought to take advantage of Liverpool’s dedication to attempting to attack, Danny Welbeck handled to break through down the left and get past Fabinho, however his effort was directly at Alisson.
On the hour mark, Liverpool discovered the advancement through the in-form Jota. Andy Robertson and Salah exchanged passes down the left prior to discovering Jota, who weaved his way through the box and the Brighton defence prior to slotting the ball past Mat Ryan and into the bottom corner.
The goal was the 23-year-old’s eighth of the season following his summer move from Wolves and his 5th in his last 3 club appearances.
Liverpool sought to have secured all 3 points after substitute Sadio Hair had actually headed the ball into the back of the net, only for VAR to intervene and guideline against the goal for offside.
In added time, the referee sought advice from the display prior to granting Brighton a spot- kick which was appropriately transformed by Gross. The game had actually continued when VAR evaluated Robertson to have actually devoted a foul on Welbeck and the game was stopped and pulled back for the penalty.