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Brighton 3-0 Liverpool: Match report, player ratings, expert analysis, fan reaction and more

A second-half brace from Solly March and a killer blow added late on by Danny Welbeck sealed a fantastic result for Roberto De Zerbi’s Seagulls who leapfrog the Reds into seventh in the table

Liverpool and Jürgen Klopp have been made to go back to the drawing board after the Reds traveled to the south coast to clash with Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton at the American Express Community Stadium, only to return north to Merseyside empty-handed as the Italian tactician earned another credible result since arriving in England.

A brace from Solly March and a third from former Arsenal forward Danny Welbeck sealed all three points for the Seagulls, who have now climbed up to seventh in the table while leapfrogging the Reds in the process.

De Zerbi’s men continue to play a brand of football not typically associated with Brighton, even under Potter, but results do not lie and the south coast club has quickly been molded into one of the better sides in the English top flight, ruthlessly exposing Liverpool on a day where Klopp’s tenure at Anfield is increasingly finding itself under scrutiny.

Liverpool’s need for midfield reinforcements as soon as possible bubbled to the surface once more as Klopp’s men struggled to really find their footing on their travels, and though the Reds were on a recent four-match winning run, back to back losses now see’s them drop out of the top seven, which many wondering if qualifying for next seasons Champions League is even possible.

Brighton Player Ratings

  • GK: Robert Sánchez – 7
  • RB: Pascal Groß – 7.5
  • CB: Lewis Dunk – 7
  • CB: Levi Colwill – 7
  • LB: Pervis Estupiñán – 7
  • CM: Moisés Caicedo – 7
  • CM: Alexis Mac Allister – 7
  • CAM: Adam Lallana – 6.5
  • RW: Solly March – 9
  • LW: Kaoru Mitoma – 7
  • CF: Evan Ferguson – 7.5
  • Sub: Danny Welbeck – 7
  • Sub: Joël Veltman – 6.5
  • Sub: Jeremy Sarmiento – 6
  • Sub: Tariq Lamptey – N/A
  • Sub: Adam Webster – N/A

Liverpool Player Ratings

  • GK: Alisson – 6.5
  • RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7
  • CB: Joel Matip – 5
  • CB: Ibrahima Konaté – 6.5
  • LB: Andrew Robertson – 6.5
  • DM: Fabinho – 6
  • CM: Jordan Henderson – 5.5
  • CM: Thiago – 6.5
  • RW: Mohamed Salah – 6
  • LW: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6
  • CF: Cody Gakpo – 6
  • Sub: Naby Keïta – 6
  • Sub: Ben Doak – 6
  • Sub: Joe Gomez – 6
  • Sub: Harvey Elliot – 6

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Andrew Thompson

US-based Football writer. German football guru with a wealth of experience in youth development and analysis. Data aficionado. Happily championing the notion that Americans have a knowledgeable voice in the beautiful game.

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