Leandro Trossard scored a hat-trick for Brighton as Liverpool’s sluggish begin to the Premier League season continued in an exhilarating 3-3 draw at Anfield on Saturday. Jurgen Klopp’s males had been performing down the barrel of a primary league defeat in entrance of followers at Anfield since 2017, when the Belgian scored twice inside the first 17 minutes. Liverpool have received solely two of their first seven league video games of the season, already 11 factors behind leaders Arsenal.
When the Reds noticed the sport flip Roberto Firmino struck twice on both aspect of half-time, earlier than Adam Webster’s personal purpose put the house staff in entrance.
However in Roberto de Zerbi’s first sport as Brighton boss, the Seagulls had been rewarded for his or her efficiency when Trossard fired on the again publish seven minutes from time.
One level leaves Liverpool in ninth place, whereas Brighton stay fourth.
De Zerbi’s debut lived as much as the hype, because the Italian’s complicated model lower Liverpool to items within the opening spherical.
Klopp spoke intimately in protection of Trent Alexander-Arnold After he was missed by England supervisor Gareth Southgate throughout the worldwide break.
However critics of Alexander-Arnold’s protection got extra ammunition after solely 4 minutes when he was changed by Trossard and the Belgian fired into the far nook.
A 20-minute opening nightmare for the hosts might have been worse however for 2 huge defenses Alison Baker.
danny Welbeck positioned his header too near the Brazilian, who then produced a advantageous cease as he flew over his line to disclaim Trossard.
Nevertheless, Liverpool weren’t so fortunate once they missed the third main after the opener as Brighton once more labored a gap in Alexander-Arnold’s aspect and Trossard’s strike had an excessive amount of energy for Alisson.
Klopp known as Virgil van Dijk to the touchline after the second purpose to revive some order and the Reds had an opportunity to achieve a foothold earlier than the break.
Firmino’s fourth purpose of the season was initially dismissed for offside as he sank into an unguarded web. Mohamed Salahi pasted the ball Robert Sanchez.
Nevertheless, a VAR evaluate got here to Liverpool’s defence, to halve the dues.
Klopp had surprisingly left Luis Diaz, diogo jota And Darwin Nunejo On the bench from the beginning, however Diaz modified fabio Carvalho at first of the second half.
The Colombian made a rapid affect whereas charging over the Brighton protection and handed the ball for Firmino, who lower from the within Lewis Dunk And peacefully discovered the far nook.
Firmino’s future stays unsure, with the Brazilian contract expiring on the finish of the season.
However his renaissance in entrance of purpose ought to have resulted in a hat-trick as he headed straight for Sanchez with an opportunity to finish the comeback.
Welbeck ought to have restored Brighton’s lead when he failed to attach with a brief cross from shut vary.
Moments later, a catastrophic goalkeeping error from Sanchez led the Seagals to the again.
Not for the primary time this season, the Spanish worldwide flipped over a nook and punched the unlucky Webster’s ball into his personal web.
In keeping with de Zerby’s repute as an attacking-minded coach, Brighton by no means stopped pushing the boys and at last took an opportunity when Trossard transformed Koru Mitoma’s cross at residence.
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