Jurgen Klopp selects surprise Man of the Match

Jurgen Klopp selects surprise Man of the Match

Jurgen Klopp selects surprise Man of the Match

Liverpool FC "deserve" to win the Premier League title this season, according to their goalkeeper Alisson Becker.

Defender Virgil Van Dijk scored twice for the reds as goalkeeper Allison was shown a red card for handling the ball outside the box.

Centre back Lewis Dunk missed two chances to pull one back for Brighton, sending a shot wide from close range shortly before halftime and then glancing a header inches wide of the far post in the 54th minute.

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has lauded his side for being willing to put in the hard yards to grind out a 2-1 win over Brighton & Hove Albion, while playing down the Reds' commanding lead at the top of the Premier League table.

Klopp said he was happy with the desire shown by his team who were reduced to ten men when keeper Alisson handled outside of the area late in the second half. "We had unbelievable chances".

"We kept on fighting and Adrian especially helped us a lot".

"The boys threw everything on the pitch", said a delighted Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp.

And Redknapp likened them to Arsenal's invincible of 2003/04, when they clocked 90 points and won the league by 11 points.

Foden acknowledged Jonjo Shelvey's superb 88th-minute equaliser represented a painful blow for a City side who had not long retaken the lead through a magnificent Kevin De Bruyne half-volley.

Lampard saw his side rally in the last 20 minutes following the introduction of N'Golo Kante and Callum Hudson-Odoi, but the Blues are yet to gain a single point from a losing position in the Premier League this season.

Saturday's 2-2 draw at Newcastle was the fifth time Pep Guardiola's men have conceded two or more goals this season and on each occasion they have dropped points. People are talking tonight about us being 11 points ahead, but Leicester play tomorrow, so it's still eight, that's how I see it - not that I don't think Everton can win there.

Aaron Cresswell scored the only goal three minutes into the second half with a tidy finish as he cut inside onto his weaker right foot.

But it was the Hammers who were the more likely to add to the scoring as the second period wore on with Kepa Arrizabalaga keeping them at bay with a string of saves, while Michail Antonio had a goal ruled out after a VAR review for handball.

Tottenham are up to fifth and within six points of Chelsea in the battle for a top-four finish as the in-form Alli preserved Jose Mourinho's ideal start. Two set plays made the scoreline 2-0 and you have to survive some moments.

"I felt the boys felt a bit exhausted after playing a high intensity game, but we had the chance to score the fourth goals, but then in the Premier League the game is always alive", Mourinho said.

Alli scored the opening two goals before Moussa Sissoko volleyed in a third.

"If you think about a lead in the game, then 1-0 and everybody is clear, completely focused, everything is clear, 3-0, it is not decided but at least a little bolster, but 2-0 is like it is".

Southampton staged a vital late fightback in the battle to avoid relegation to beat Watford 2-1.

Brighton are 15th in the Premier League table and are next in action at Arsenal on Thursday.

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