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Klopp enthused by quality of Liverpool’s winner against Brighton

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Jurgen Klopp hailed the “genius football moment” that enabled his Liverpool team to see off Brighton this afternoon.

Having fallen behind inside 90 seconds to Danny Welbeck’s brilliant strike, Liverpool equalised after 27 minutes through Luis Diaz before a fine team move saw them grab the winner midway through the second half.

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It started with Dominik Szoboszlai, who played the ball inside for Alexis Mac Allister and the Argentina international then picked out an inch-perfect pass for Mohamed Salah to fire home.

The win moved Liverpool three points clear at the top of the table ahead of the meeting between Manchester City and Arsenal.

Klopp told the BBC’s MOTD: “That is an unbelievable ball [from Dominik Szoboszlai]. It is the creativity and the quality, seeing that. He sees Macca, his first touch is incredible and then he sees Mo. How wasteful we were at all the other moments, it was good we had this genius football moment to finish the game off.

“Brighton have incredible quality. That is the measure I have for how good we were today because I really respect them. They had chances, they took more risks all of a sudden and we got slightly tired.

“We deserved to win the game. That is what you want and then on top of that it is really cool.”

Liverpool had won just one of their previous eight games against Brighton in all competitions and Klopp was relieved to have hit back having gone behind so early.

He added: “I would have loved to not be 1-0 down, I would love to have been four or five nil up but that’s the best we played against [Roberto] De Zerbi’s Brighton.

“Playing wise it was really good, defending wise, yes always a struggle but there’s been games against Brighton we were never close but this time we were calm. That is the first of the last 10, let’s keep going.”

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.

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