Premier League: Liverpool keep the pressure on title rivals Manchester City with a 2-0 win over Brighton

Liverpool closed the gap on Premier League leaders Manchester City to three points with a 2-0 win against Brighton on Saturday.

Mohamed Salah scored his 20th league goal of the season (Reuters Photo)

Mohamed Salah scored his 20th league goal of the season (Reuters Photo)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah scored to help Liverpool beat Brighton 2-0
  • Liverpool have reduced the gap to leaders Manchester City to three points
  • Liverpool also extended their winning streak to eight Premier League games

Liverpool cut Premier League leaders Manchester City’s lead to three points with a 2-0 win over Brighton and extended their winning streak to eight PL games. City, who have 69 points, can regain their lead when they travel to Crystal Palace on Monday.

Liverpool striker Luis Diaz scored in the first half before Mohamed Salah struck from the penalty spot on the hour as the team easily defeated Brighton & Hove Albion.

“It’s always the same, you expect City to win every game when you see them play,” Klopp told BT Sport. “The only thing we can do is win as many games as possible. We’re ready, we don’t have to call it a title race, we just want to win games.”

Diaz put the visitors ahead by heading in a high pass from Joel Matip but collided with Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez, who avoided a booking for his difficult challenge.

“He did what a striker had to do,” said Klopp of Diaz’s header. “I didn’t look back but it was spectacular enough at first. It was really brave to put your head in there. A great goal.”

Salah scored from the spot after a handball by midfielder Yves Bissouma in the 61st minute for Liverpool’s 2,000. goal in the Premier League.

It was the Egypt international’s 20th league goal of the season but he was substituted four minutes after scoring with an apparent foot injury.

“He thinks it’s not serious but you see when Salah sits down then something isn’t 100 per cent right,” added Klopp.

“I think it was the situation before that when he hit the ball and got blocked – he wanted to shoot and got blocked and I think the foot was slightly overextended. We have to see.”

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