A scrappy purpose from Steven Alzate was sufficient for all three factors and left Liverpool seven factors behind league chief Manchester Metropolis, who’ve a recreation in hand.
Liverpool and Metropolis face one another on Sunday in what many believed could be an early title decider.
“As this second stands, we’re not within the title race,” Liverpool full again Andy Robertson advised reporters after the sport.
Jurgen Klopp’s facet, which appeared to have turned the nook after current good performances, appeared in need of concepts towards Brighton and managed only one shot on course all the match.
It has now failed to attain in three consecutive league video games at Anfield, an unimaginable document contemplating the workforce’s attacking prowess over the past two seasons.
Robertson credited Brighton as “the higher workforce,” however admitted his personal facet had been “vastly disappointing.”
“We did not actually do something of observe,” he stated. “With an extended document of going unbeaten, we have misplaced two. When you do not present up, you aren’t getting outcomes.”
The loss additional highlighted the vulnerabilities of a facet that many thought might go on to dominate English soccer for years to come back.
Klopp has needed to cope with accidents to key gamers, together with virtually all of his senior central defender choices, which has made navigating a congested fixture record tough, particularly throughout a worldwide pandemic.
“The one clarification now could be that we’re a fatigued workforce, mentally roughly,” he advised reporters after the match. “We appeared mentally not recent. They deserved to win.”
“We needed to play higher and extra convincing. We misplaced too many balls in promising conditions. I do know the boys can play cross A to B however in the present day B didn’t appear reachable.
“We had a very robust week. We weren’t recent tonight and that is when it’s a must to discover a means.”
‘The extra you win, the higher you’re feeling’
Liverpool’s loss may have added an additional gloss to Manchester Metropolis’s evening, which moved additional clear on the prime of the league after beating Burnley 2-Zero on Wednesday.
Targets by Gabriel Jesus and captain of the evening Raheem Sterling secured a snug victory which stretched the workforce’s successful run to 13 video games in all competitions.
Sterling credited the “togetherness” of the squad and the important thing defensive work that has given them a sixth consecutive clear sheet, equaling a membership document.
“The extra you win, the higher you’re feeling, and that is what we have executed in the present day,” he advised reporters after the match.
“We knew precisely what they might carry to the sport being bodily, second balls and placing balls within the field, and I assumed the boys on the again handled them rather well.
“It is good to get one other win and maintain one other clear sheet. We have been on a great run and we have to proceed that now.”
Whereas happy with the efficiency, Metropolis supervisor Pep Guardiola appeared forward to the conflict with Liverpool and famous the significance of restoration in a busy schedule.
“Proper now, we take pleasure in this recreation and tomorrow we begin to consider the subsequent recreation,” he stated.
“It’s the identical factors however towards a contender. On the finish, the purpose is to be champion. In opposition to groups decrease within the desk, folks can say it is assured however we all know how tough it’s.
“We needed to do our greatest and now we face a special workforce with a special kind of play. Now come one other robust, robust group of video games. At present, we benefit from the recreation, have good meals, and tomorrow, we begin to consider Liverpool.”