Liverpool could only draw 1-1 away to Brighton on Saturday, to, temporarily at least, go top of the Premier League.
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Brighton 1-1 Liverpool
Premier League (10), Anfield
November 28, 2020
Goals: Gross pen 90+3′; Jota 60
The Reds made the trip to the Amex Stadium looking for only their second away win the league this season, in what promised to be a tricky afternoon.
Liverpool were sloppy throughout a forgettable first half, barely creating a chance of note, barring Mohamed Salah‘s disallowed goal.
Prior to that, the Reds enjoyed a huge escape, with Neal Maupay sending his penalty wide following a reckless challenge by Neco Williams.
The visitors went ahead on the hour mark as the brilliant Diogo Jota slalomed through Brighton’s defence and found the net with a low strike.
Just as it looked as though Liverpool had held on for an ugly win, Andy Robertson was adjudged to have fouled Danny Welbeck in the area following a VAR check.
Pascal Gross fired home the stoppage-time spot-kick, leaving both teams heading home with a share of the spoils.
There is little time to rest for the Reds, with Ajax heading to Anfield for an important Champions League encounter on Tuesday evening.