Liverpool player ratings for the 2-1 win over Brighton

The Reds got back in the win column as they overcame a scrappy Seagulls side.
Liverpool FC v Brighton & Hove Albion - Premier League
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Liverpool returned to their winning ways on Sunday as they secured an important 2-1 win over Brighton in a very engaging affair.

Brighton jumped ahead inside two minutes through a top class Danny Welbeck finish. However, Liverpool would respond and goals from Luis Diaz and Mohamed Salah would prove to be enough on the day as the Reds held on for victory.

There were some outstanding performances in this one so let's get to the ratings.

Caoimhin Kelleher - 7/10 - It was not the busiest of days for the Irishman. He had little chance to stop the Brighton goal but otherwise did not have a lot to do. Good save late on to preserve the lead.

Conor Bradley - 7.5/10 - Once again Bradley played well beyond his years in this one as he was a pressing menace on the right side. Occasionally out of position but overall was one of Liverpool's better players. Will be so interesting to see how he handles TAA returning. Great talent.

Jarell Quansah - 8/10 - Quansah was the better of the two central defenders on the day for Liverpool which is a huge compliment considering his partner. Was always in the right spot as usual and cleaned up any risky moments. Showed great pace at one point to track back and recover the ball.

Virgil van Dijk - 7/10 - It wasn't a commanding performance from the Dutchman but he still led and directed traffic per his usual standards. Caught for pace a few times, but when needed most was always in the right spot as ever.

Joe Gomez - 7/10 - Gomez was solid on the left side of the defense. He made some nice forays forward before showing his determination to track back and slow the many Brighton counter attempts. Versatile and useful player he is.

Alexis Mac Allister - 9/10 - It was another scintillating outing from the Argentine as he continues his rich vein of form. Was at the heart of everything for Liverpool and his creative prowess was on full display alongside his pressing tenacity. Great pass for the Salah goal.

Wataru Endo - 7/10 - The speed of the game looked to be a bit too much early on for Endo, but he adapted and slowly grew into the game. Some disruptive tackles and interceptions in the second half helped bring home the points.

Dominik Szoboszlai - 7/10 - A much better outing for Szobo as he was more impactful than he has been in recent outings. Grew into the game and really was a driving force in the second half. His pinged pass to Mac Allister setup Liverpool's second.

Mohamed Salah 8/10 - Salah could have had a hattrick on a different day such were the chances he was giving himself. A constant menace and threat to the Brighton defense as he was popping up all over the final third. Got his goal and would have a had a fine assist were Diaz not a half step off.

Darwin Nunez - 6.5/10 - There was not a lot for Nunez in this one as it was his attacking partners that did a lot of the heavy lifting. His effort can never be questioned and he ran and put himself in half-chance spots. Subbed.

Luis Diaz 7/10 - Was the quickest to react for the Reds opener as he calmly finished. Floated in and out for a bit in the first half but really settled in well and was a constant danger going forward. VAR took his second goal of the day away. Subbed.


Harvey Elliott - 6.5/10 - Came on with his normal high-energy and tried driving the team forward for a third. Good hustle tracking back when needed as well.

Cody Gakpo - N/A - A late cameo for Gakpo in this one so not a lot of time on the ball. Was progressive with his few opportunities.

Ryan Gravenberch - N/A - Came on for the last 3 minutes of this one. Just a wonderful sight to see him back on the pitch.