The best of the photos from Liverpool’s 5-1 triumph over Brighton

2 December 2017

Liverpool were excellent on Saturday afternoon, as Jurgen Klopp‘s side cruised to a 5-1 Premier League win away to Brighton & Hove Albion.


The Reds had found some form ahead of the game, but the trip to the Amex Stadium looked a tricky one, considering the Seagulls had only lost once there in the league this season.

Jurgen Klopp made six changes to the side that won 3-0 at Stoke City, and supporters were left shocked at him using both Emre Can and Gini Wijnaldum in defence, in a 3-4-3 formation.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 2, 2017: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp and Brighton & Hove Albion's manager Chris Hughton before the FA Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the American Express Community Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was an authoritative performance from minute one, however, and not only was Can impressing at the back, but he also headed Liverpool into a 1-0 lead in imperious fashion.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 2, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can scores the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the American Express Community Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 2, 2017: Liverpool's Emre Can celebrates scoring the first goal during the FA Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the American Express Community Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It led to another pyro display in the away end…

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 2, 2017: Liverpool supporters. celebrate the first goal against Brighton & Hove Albion with a red smoke bomb during the FA Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the American Express Community Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Barely a minute later, Roberto Firmino finished off a delightful move involving Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho, as the visitors enjoyed themselves on the south coast.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 2, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino reacts during the FA Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the American Express Community Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Firmino made it 3-0 early in the second half, burying his chance from Salah’s pass. The two celebrated together…

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 2, 2017: Liverpool's Roberto Firmino celebrates scoring the third goal with team-mate Mohamed Salah during the FA Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the American Express Community Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

It was Coutinho who stole the show, though, producing an incredible individual performance full of creativity and influence.

His free-kick made it 4-1, and caused Lewis Dunk’s own goal in the dying stages.

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 2, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia scores the fourth goal from a free-kick during the FA Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the American Express Community Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, December 2, 2017: Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho Correia celebrates scoring the fifth goal during the FA Premier League match between Brighton & Hove Albion FC and Liverpool FC at the American Express Community Stadium. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Next up for Liverpool is Tuesday’s crucial Champions League clash with Spartak Moscow at Anfield, where defeat must be avoided in order to reach the late 16.

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