BRIGHTON AND HOVE, ENGLAND - Saturday, January 12, 2019: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the first goal from the penalty 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)

“These 1-0s win you leagues” – Fans react to Liverpool’s crucial victory at Brighton

Liverpool got back to winning ways thanks to Mohamed Salah‘s penalty and fans were simply delighted to rediscover form against Brighton.

Brighton 0-1 Liverpool

Premier League, AMEX Stadium
January 12, 2018

Goals: Salah pen 50′

The Reds were suffering with a handful of absences, but getting back on track in the Premier League was the only outcome worth thinking about after back-to-back league and cup defeats.

Jurgen Klopp‘s team dominated long stretches but found it hard to break down a very organised and resolute Brighton side.

Mohamed Salah won and converted a penalty early in the second half to put the Reds ahead and they saw out the game with customary conviction to, temporarily at least, stretch their lead at the top.

It’s a seven-point lead once more for the Reds and a return of confidence was apparent among supporters after the whistle.


Liverpool dominated possession, but fans were critical of a lack of one-dimensional play, particularly through midfield, as the Reds struggled to break down Brighton

“About time Keita came in those active runs he makes, make the creative difference whether he loses the ball or not. Front is still starving thanks to the middle of the field.” – Joseph Nugi on Facebook.

“Arguably this is made for Keita. Get him in there to dribble past a player in the final third and open it up.” – Red over the water on the forums.


Salah won and scored the penalty to put the Reds ahead and fans praised the forward’s all-round efforts

“Glad we have Salah! What a player he has been!” – RC Subedi on Facebook.

“Salah made all the difference, but the standout man was Robertson, who was colossal throughout.” – Red Armada on the forums.


Fabinho, out of position at centre-back, largely impressed as the Reds kept another clean sheet

Fabinho was boss at CB. It could end up being his best position.” – Connor Gorman on Facebook.

“I thought Fabinho was excellent today played out of position but didn’t look out of position.” – 20ATHLONE on the forums.


And finally, the all-important return to winning ways had everyone buzzing—even if the performance didn’t hit top gear

“I don’t care how we win, we can be the most boring team in the world and I wouldn’t give a f*ck, I want that EPL title!” – Sean Newton on Facebook.

“These drab 1-0s wins you leagues” – Walshy07 on the forums.

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