The best of the photos as Liverpool produce steely display to beat Brighton

25 August 2018

Liverpool edged past Brighton with a 1-0 victory at Anfield to maintain their 100 percent winning start to the new campaign.


After securing a big three points at Crystal Palace, Jurgen Klopp’s side returned to Anfield looking to continue the fast start to the season with a third straight win.

A confident Brighton side fresh from beating Man United stood in the way but the Reds did just enough to win the first three games of a Premier League season for the first time since 2013/14.

Klopp shared a nice embrace pre-match with Brighton boss Chris Hughton, who spoke glowingly about the Reds in the buildup to the game.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 25, 2018: Liverpool's manager Jürgen Klopp embraces Brighton & Hove Albion's manager Chris Hughton before the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp named an unchanged team for the third game running and the in-form Reds were lively from the outset, with Roberto Firmino busy in attack.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 25, 2018: Brighton & Hove Albion's MartÌn Montoya (left) and Liverpool's Roberto Firmino (right) during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

After a quiet start the deadlock was broken after 23 minutes.

It was that man Mohamed Salah on the scoresheet, with the Egyptian rolling an inch-perfect finish into the far corner after great work from James Milner to win possession.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 25, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mates during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 25, 2018: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal with team-mate Virgil van Dijk (right) during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool continued to dominate, with Gini Wijnaldum particularly impressive in midfield.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 25, 2018: Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Andy Robertson was full of running up and down the left flank.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 25, 2018: Liverpool's Andy Robertson (right) and Brighton & Hove Albion's Anthony Knockaert (left) during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Chances came and went to kill the game and Brighton pushed all the way for a late equaliser…

But the visitors were denied by a world-class stop from Alisson—a save worthy of every penny of the £65 million paid.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 25, 2018: Liverpool's goalkeeper Alisson Becker makes a safe2 during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Liverpool held on to claim a third straight win and clean sheet which takes the Reds to the top of the Premier League table—never a bad sight even if it is after three games!

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, August 25, 2018: Liverpool's manager J¸rgen Klopp and Joel Matip celebrates after the 1:0 victory at the FA Premier League match between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion FC at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Klopp and his team will be hoping make it four wins from four when the Reds head to Leicester for a lunchtime kickoff next Saturday.

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