Anfield has fallen again! What does this means for Liverpool who walks alone yet again.

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Alzate strike ensures that Liverpool slumped to their second home defeat in a row as they were defeated 1-0 by Brighton and Hove Albion on Wednesday night.

Steven Alzate scored the only goal of the game in the 55th minute when he scored from close range from a Dan Bum header back into the danger zone.

All effort to break down Brighton proved futile has they held on to deny Liverpool any points on the road, has they held to claim their fifth win of the season.

Liverpool made two changes to the team sheet that defeated West ham united.

Caiomhin Kelleher started in place of an ill Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino also replaced Divock Origi in attack,as new signing Ben Davies started on the bench.

Match Action...

After back to back away victories against Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United looked to return Liverpool back to winning ways in the Premier League, Liverpool kicked off at Anfield hoping to continue the winning sequence on home soil.

The host dominated possession and almost had a perfect start with talisman Mohammed Salah effort going just over the crossbar in the early exchanges, Brighton to had a shot from Neal Maupay blocked by Andy Robertson.

The Seagulls laid more claim in Attempted shots as the match progress but were not able to change the score sheet before halftime.

The second half began with intent from the home sides has Firmino had a powerful shot blocked by Lewis Dunk early on in the second half, the Brazilian also sent anther effort wide soon after, but it was Brighton who took the lead ten minutes later.

A ball heading to the back post was met by Bum, who headed it back into the middle, Nathaniel Phillips touch ricocheted off Maupay before finding Alzate who in turn found the back of the net.

Liverpool responded by sending on Origi and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain sent on for Georginio Wijnaldum and Xherdan Shaqiri shortly after the hour.

The Reds had their best chance of the evening from a low pull-back cross from Trent Alexander-Arnold which found Salah, but the winger drifted the ball inches wide, following some moment of incisive play that opened up the visitors.

Kelleher was then forced to make an awesome save to deny Brighton their second goal as he pushed away a low curler from Pascal Gross from the edge of the area.

At the other end Firmino sent another shot wide and Salah crashed a powerful effort against Bissouma inside the box.

The pressure mounted on the seagulls in the closing stages, though Kelleher was needed to deny Leandro Trossard's drive as the visitors held on to clinch the victory at Anfield.

Match Insights...

  1. Liverpool have lost consecutive home league games for the first time since September 2012, following the end of their 68 matches unbeaten at home.
  2. Brighton defeated Liverpool for the first time in 13 meetings in all competitions, since the 2-0 FA cup win in 1984. This was also the seagulls first away win against Liverpool in the league since march 1982.
  3. Liverpool has also failed to score in three consecutive home league games for the first time since October 1984, with the Red's goalless run currently standing at 348 minutes.

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