Player Ratings: Liverpool vs Brighton – August 25 2018

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liverpool Player Ratings: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool looks on during the Premier League matchup between Liverpool FC and Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield. (Pic by Jan Kruger/Getty Images)

On Saturday afternoon Liverpool defeated Brighton 1-0 in closely contested game at the Anfield ground. Here are our player ratings:

Brighton was hot off their last victory against big favorites Manchester United in a game that finished 3-2, while Liverpool’s last result had them seeing off Crystal Palace 2-0. Many predicted that Liverpool would open the flood gates against a Brighton team they have put 9 goals in against in the past two fixtures.

However, that was not the case. It was a game that did see Liverpool dominate possession, but the goals were very hard to come by today. The build up play between the fabulous front three was just not there, and our team passing as a whole was a notch off.

Brighton also had their fair share of attempts, with Alisson having to make a great save on a header towards the end of the match.

Mohamed Salah was the scorer of the only goal for Liverpool which came along in the 23rd minute coming from a Roberto Firmino assist. It started from a brutal James Milner tackle falling into the feet of Mane, and bouncing around the other two members of the front three before Salah one-timed the ball into the bottom left corner of the net.

This was another game that was tense and had all Liverpool fans wondering if they would hold on to the 3 points, but the newly structured defense held on, and it is starting to look like Liverpool will make a real title challenge this year. Here are the player ratings.

ALISSON BECKER

Goalkeeper, Liverpool

8

Saturday afternoon was another really positive performance put in by new goalkeeper Alisson Becker. Although he did not have much to do for 80 minutes of the game he showed up when it mattered, the end of a tight 1-0 game. He made one diving save on a Pascal Gross header that left the Anfield crowd in awe, and it was an important one. He also had a series of balls that he was forced to come out and punch away as well as two through balls he came out and made tackles on. His potential as a sweeper keeper was in full effect, not to mention he came out and chipped of the Brighton players to start on offensive run, class.

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