• 2nd Half
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Liverpool
  • HendersonGrujic
    90'
  • Dunk (o.g.)
    89'
  • FirminoSolanke
    88'
  • Coutinho
    87'
  • SalahOxlade-Chamberlain
    80'
  • Bruno SaltorSchelotto
    77'
  • KnockaertMarch
    70'
  • BrownIzquierdo
    70'
  • Bruno Saltor
    61'
  • Murray (P)
    51'
  • Firmino
    48'
  • 1st Half
  • Brighton & Hove Albion
  • Liverpool
  • Firmino
    31'
  • Can
    30'
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Brighton & Hove Albion - Liverpool
Premier League - 2 December 2017

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FULL-TIME

Philippe Coutinho's mesmerising performance inspires Liverpool as they move into the top four with a 5-1 thrashing.

  • Marko Grujic
    OffJordan HendersonLiverpoolThird and final sub for Liverpool, with Marko Grujic replacing Henderson.
    TodayFouls2Free Kicks2
  • Marko Grujic
    OnMarko GrujicLiverpool
90'+2

Third and final sub for Liverpool, with Marko Grujic replacing Henderson.

90' 

Four minutes shall be played at the end of this one-sided affair.

  • Lewis Dunk
    Own-goalLewis DunkBrighton & Hove AlbionGOAL! Brighton 1-5 Liverpool. Coutinho, again. The magic Brazilian launches a shot from the edge of the box, it deflects off Dunk and wrong-foots Ryan into the net. It may well go down as an own goal, though.
    TodayOwn goal1Fouls2Free Kicks1
89'

GOAL! Brighton 1-5 Liverpool.

Coutinho, again. The magic Brazilian launches a shot from the edge of the box, it deflects off Dunk and wrong-foots Ryan into the net.

It may well go down as an own goal, though.

  • Dominic Solanke
    OffRoberto FirminoLiverpoolSolanke is on for Liverpool, he takes the place of Firmino.
    TodayGoals2On target2Fouls2Wide1
  • Dominic Solanke
    OnDominic SolankeLiverpool
88'

Solanke is on for Liverpool, he takes the place of Firmino.

  • Philippe Coutinho
    GoalPhilippe CoutinhoLiverpoolGOAL! Brighton 1-4 Liverpool. The Reds win a free-kick on the edge of the penalty box. Up steps Coutinho whose daisy cutter goes beneath the wall and into the bottom corner. An outstanding goal from the Brazilian.
    TodayGoals1Assists2On target2Blocked Shots1
87'

GOAL! Brighton 1-4 Liverpool.

The Reds win a free-kick on the edge of the penalty box. Up steps Coutinho whose daisy cutter goes beneath the wall and into the bottom corner.

An outstanding goal from the Brazilian.

84' 

Dominic Solanke is preparing to come on for Liverpool.

83' 

CHANCE!

Jose Izquierdo bursts into the penalty area but Alexander-Arnold makes a crucial sliding challenge to deny Brighton their second goal.

81' 

They have been served to a thrilling game of football, even if the result isn't going the home side's way.

80' 

Over 80 minutes have been played now and Liverpool look extremely comfortable. Brighton aren't known for grabbing late goals; in fact, they have only scored once in the last 10 minutes this season.

  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OffMohamed SalahLiverpoolThere is no goal for Salah today but he leaves the pitch with an assist to his name. He is replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.
    TodayAssists1On target2Blocked Shots1Fouls against1
  • Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
    OnAlex Oxlade-ChamberlainLiverpool
78'

There is no goal for Salah today but he leaves the pitch with an assist to his name. He is replaced by Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

  • Ezequiel Matias Schelotto
    OffBruno SaltorBrighton & Hove AlbionEzequiel Schelotto replaces Bruno who has done well to play this long considering he is just returning from injury.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1
  • Ezequiel Matias Schelotto
    OnEzequiel Matias SchelottoBrighton & Hove Albion
76'

Ezequiel Schelotto replaces Bruno who has done well to play this long considering he is just returning from injury.

75' 

Bong finds space to curl in a cross into the Liverpool box. He only has Murray to aim for though and it is no surprise to see Mignolet claim the ball.

74' 

Can is back on the pitch after Klopp gives him the thumbs up. However, he is still limping and looks uncomfortable.

73' 

A concern for Liverpool here as Can limps off to receive treatment.

72'

CLOSE!

Nearly 3-2! Brighton win a free-kick. Gross delivers into the Liverpool penalty area and the ball is nodded down for Murray who volleys the ball inches wide of the target.

  • Solly March
    OffAnthony KnockaertBrighton & Hove AlbionWith his team trailing by two goals and only 20 minutes to play, Hughton makes two changes. Solly March and Jose Izquierdo replace Izzy Brown and Anthony Knockaert.
    TodayFouls against1
  • Solly March
    OnSolly MarchBrighton & Hove Albion
70'

With his team trailing by two goals and only 20 minutes to play, Hughton makes two changes. Solly March and Jose Izquierdo replace Izzy Brown and Anthony Knockaert.

69' 

Gross's free-kick is headed clear and Stephens fires wide with the loose ball.

68' 

Brown goes to ground under a challenge from Can and the referee awards the foul. This is a chance to pump the bal into the Liverpool box.

67'

Coutinho is slid through, but he is an offside position.

Gaps are beginning to appear in the Brighton defence on a frequent basis now.

65' 

BLOCK!

Coutinho twists and turns, finding space for a shot from the edge of the box. The effort appears to strike the arm of Duffy inside the box, but the referee doesn't spot it.

64' 

SAVE!

A tired pass from Bruno almost gifts Liverpool their third. The ball finds its way to Salah, who rifles an effort straight at Ryan. On his current form, you would have expected him to score.

61' 

The free-kick is in a dangerous area, on the left just outside the box. However, he fails to produce a save from Ryan as he blazes the effort over the bar.

  • Bruno Saltor
    Yellow cardBruno SaltorBrighton & Hove AlbionBruno goes into the book for a late challenge on Robertson. He is perhaps fortunate it is only a yellow card.
    TodayYellow Cards1Fouls1
60'

Bruno goes into the book for a late challenge on Robertson. He is perhaps fortunate it is only a yellow card.

59' 
58' 

Another good cross is delivered by Brown, but it just evades Murray and lands in the arms of a grateful Mignolet.

57' 

Just looking back at Graham Scott's decision to award a penalty and it was extremely harsh on the Reds.

56' 

A let off for Liverpool. They fail to clear the corner, but the referee spots an infringement on the edge of the box.

55' 

And suddenly the momentum is with Brighton as Gross forces the corner.

52' 

Well, can Brighton take inspiration from Sevilla who came from three goals down to level 3-3 just over a week ago?

  • Glenn Murray
    Goal by penaltyGlenn MurrayBrighton & Hove AlbionGOAL! Brighton 1-3 Liverpool. Murray smashes home his fifth goal of the season, this time from the penalty spot. Game on, perhaps?!
    TodayGoals1On target2Fouls1Wide1
51'

GOAL! Brighton 1-3 Liverpool.

Murray smashes home his fifth goal of the season, this time from the penalty spot. Game on, perhaps?!

50'

PENALTY TO BRIGHTON!

The referee spots Henderson pushing Duffy as the hosts prepare to take a penalty and awards the penalty. A tad soft, perhaps.

  • Roberto Firmino
    GoalRoberto FirminoLiverpoolGOAL! Brighton 0-3 Liverpool. And Liverpool strike on the break! The Reds instantly launch an attack, with Salah surging forward with intent. He slips through Firmino who slots the ball past Ryan. A brilliant goal.
    TodayGoals2On target2Wide1
48'

GOAL! Brighton 0-3 Liverpool.

And Liverpool strike on the break! The Reds instantly launch an attack, with Salah surging forward with intent. He slips through Firmino who slots the ball past Ryan.

A brilliant goal.

47'

CHANCE!

Murray cannot believe he hasn't halved Liverpool's deficit. He is handed the perfect chance on a plate but his first-time volley is saved by Mignolet at point-blank range!

  • 2nd Half
46'

Brighton get the second half underway. There were no changes in personnel at the break.

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Liverpool comfortably lead at the Amex courtesy of two goals in 79 seconds. Can opened the scoring with a header from Coutinho's corner, before Firmino completed a wonderful team move just over a minute later.

  • End of 1st Half
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HALF-TIME

Brighton 0-2 Liverpool.

45' 

One minute of added time will be played at the end of the first half.

44' 

The hosts have looked tired this afternoon and have registered only one shot at goal so far. Liverpool have taken full advantage.

43' 

Gross wins the ball in midfield but only has Murray to aim for. He thumps a long ball in his direction, but the Liverpool defence can mop up easily.

42' 

SAVE!

Liverpool win a free-kick, around 30 yards out. They take it quickly and Coutinho only has one thing on his mind. But his toe-poked effort is comfortably saved by Ryan.

41' 

Brighton haven't kept the ball well enough in this first half and you can't afford to be so sloppy in possession when a team like Liverpool comes to town.

40' 

All rather scrappy at the moment. It seems Liverpool are satisfied to take their two-goal lead into the break and Brighton are offering little in terms of attacking football.

36' 
35' 

Brighton were reluctant to commit bodies forward when the scores were level, but now they are two goals down Hughton has no choice other than to throw caution to the wind. We all know how dangerous Liverpool are on the counter, though.

33' 
32' 

And now Liverpool are in complete control. Is there any way back for the hosts?

  • Roberto Firmino
    GoalRoberto FirminoLiverpoolGOAL! Brighton 0-2 Liverpool. Salah finally finds some space in the centre of the park and he plays a perfectly weighted pass to Coutinho on the left. The Brazilian's first-time drilled ball picks out Firmino who slides the ball into an empty net.
    TodayGoals1On target1Wide1
31'

GOAL! Brighton 0-2 Liverpool.

Salah finally finds some space in the centre of the park and he plays a perfectly weighted pass to Coutinho on the left. The Brazilian's first-time drilled ball picks out Firmino who slides the ball into an empty net.

  • Emre Can
    GoalEmre CanLiverpoolGOAL! Brighton 0-1 Liverpool. The Reds haven't been at their fluent best, but they take the lead via a set-piece. Coutinho's corner is delivered to the penalty spot where Can rises highest and powers a header into the roof of the net.
    TodayGoals1On target1Fouls against1
30'

GOAL! Brighton 0-1 Liverpool.

The Reds haven't been at their fluent best, but they take the lead via a set-piece.

Coutinho's corner is delivered to the penalty spot where Can rises highest and powers a header into the roof of the net.

27' 

A lovely team move from Brighton ends with Gross delivering a cross, but Lovren does well to intercept.

It was the kind of ball which Murray thrives on, but he wasn't able to find any space in the Liverpool box.

26' 

Salah, Liverpool's top-scorer, and the Premier League's, has been extremely quiet so far. In fact, so have Coutinho and Firmino.

24' 

Bruno is incensed at the referee's decision not to award Brighton a corner. Instead, Liverpool have a goal-kick.

22'

STAT

Only Manchester City have been able to win at the Amex this season, but Hughton's side have drawn all of their previous four home games - and each of the teams are below them in the league.

21' 

Coutinho drops deep to collect possession and picks out Alexander-Arnold with a lovely pass on the right. However, the youngster can only direct his cross into the home supporters, much to their delight.

19' 

Milner gets to the by-line and cuts the ball back cleverly to Salah. However, his touch evades him. The loose ball falls to Robinson but his cross to the back post is dealt with by the Brighton defence.

18' 

Brighton have some defending to do now as Milner's cross is floated into the penalty box but Dunk rises highest to clear.

16' 

CHANCE!

Brown collects on the left channel and does brilliantly to pick out Murray inside the six-yard box. He unloads, but his shot is sliced well wide.

That is the closest Brighton have come.

14' 

Robinson is still trying to adjust to playing as a left winger and he overruns the ball as it goes out for a Brighton goal-kick.

13' 

This match has been played like a training session so far: attack versus defence.

12'

STAT

Liverpool have won one of their last four meetings with newly promoted sides.

11' 
10' 

Liverpool are enjoying a long spell of possession, but the hosts are quite happy for them to pass around in midfield. Hughton's side look extremely well organised in the early stages.

7' 

The hosts are doing just fine at the moment.

6' 

Trent Alexander-Arnold has been handed a rare start in the Premier League and is doing his best to make an impression. He curls in an inviting cross from the right flank, but again Firmino heads wide.

4' 

MISS!

And here is where Liverpool can pose a problem, on the counter-attack.

They win a corner which is delivered to the near post. Firmino is unmarked, but heads over from all of six yards! It connected with his shoulder, rather than his head.

3' 

Wijnaldum, who appears to be playing at left-back, slips and concedes possession, but Liverpool can clear from the subsequent cross.

2' 

Henderson is given a talking to by the referee after an early foul on Knockaert.

  • 1st Half
1'

KICK-OFF!

The game is underway!

14:55 

Liverpool appear to be set up in a 4-3-3 formation this afternoon, with Coutinho playing left, Salah right and Firmino through the middle.

It is a frightening front-line, isn't it?

14:50

TEN MINUTES UNTIL KICK-OFF!

The two sides played out a 2-2 draw the last time they met in a top-flight fixture, at Brighton's former Goldstone Ground stadium in March 1983.

14:45 

Mo Salah is the Premier League's top goalscorer with 12 strikes, so how will Brighton stop the Egyptian? Chris Hughton is obviously well aware of his threat.

"At the moment he's outstanding. When you know a player's in form is when he's not in the starting line-up, comes off the bench and still manages to get two goals," said Hughton.

"That's real quality form and they were different types of goals. We're very conscious of how well he's playing and the threat that he is."

Roberto Firmino, Mo Salah and Emre Can, Liverpool v Hoffenheim
14:42 

Klopp will be confident his side can overturn Brighton on their first trip to the south coast since March 1983. However, it is worth noting that Brighton have the sixth best defensive record in the Premier League.

"(Brighton) defend deep and together but they play football as well as they have the skilful players. It will be a good mix," said Klopp.

"They have had a few very good results already this season. It will not be easy for us but we are in a good moment too so we should use that."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp admits unless Manchester City start dropping losing matches then no-one will have a chance of a shot at the title.
14.40 

Liverpool will be targeting a top-four finish by 5pm today as they will leapfrog Arsenal - who host Manchester United in the late kick-off with a victory.

Only league leaders Manchester City are in better form domestically than the Reds who have recorded 13 points from a possible 15 in their last five games.

14:35 

The hosts make two changes from their goalless draw with Crystal Palace and they both come on the left-hand side, with Gaetan Bong replacing Markus Suttner and Izzy Brown taking the place of Jose Izquierdo.

14:30 

Let's start with the Reds and Jurgen Klopp's team selection has raised some eyebrows.

He makes SIX changes to the side that beat Stoke 3-0 - Joe Gomez, Joel Matip and Alberto Moreno miss out altogether, while Sadio Mane, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Dominic Solanke dropping to the bench. In come Andrew Robertson, James Milner, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Philippe Coutinho, Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah.

It seems like Emre Can will play centre-back and Andy Robertson will operate at left-back.

14:26 

LIVERPOOL TEAM NEWS

Starting line-up: Mignolet, Robertson, Lovren, Alexander-Arnold, Milner, Can, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Coutino, Salah, Firmino.

Subs: Karius, Sturridge, Grujic, Klavan, Mane, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Solanke

14:25 

BRIGHTON TEAM NEWS

Starting line-up: Ryan, Bruno, Duffy, Dunk, Bong, Stephens, Propper, Knockaert, Brown, Gross, Murray.

Subs: Krul, Kayal, Hemed, Goldson, Izquierdo, March, Schelotto.

14:20 

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