- Luis Díaz impressed again but the bad news was the Egyptian’s injury, who scored the 2,000th ‘red’ goal in the Premier League
|Mohamed Salah celebrates his penalty goal|
Manchester City cannot take a breather. Liverpool is not leaving him, who continued to show his great form against Brighton, who succumbed to the power of the Reds (0-2). A victory, however, bittersweet because it involved the injury of Mohamed Salah.
Although the Egyptian scored, once again all eyes were on Luis Díaz, who once again agreed with the ‘red’ sports management for betting on him in winter. Not only because it was his first goal, with a perfect uncheck between center backs to head in a beautiful ball from Matip (19′). With a run over by Robert Sánchez, who hit the Colombian with his knee on the chest and had double luck, not injuring him and not seeing a very clear red that the VAR surprisingly did not correct.
The issue is that, beyond the first few minutes in which Liverpool did not have control but suffered nothing more than a dangerous shot from Maupay, when the Colombian, electric, began to gain ground, it was a constant nightmare for his pair, both in attack and defense. Even so, few dangerous occasions for Klopp’s men, who did not have clear shot situations in the first half.
Only one mistake had the team. The second half began and Trossart missed a sung goal after a poor defensive balance by Liverpool, who woke up after that moment. Also because the bet to bring on Lallana went wrong for Brighton when he was injured a few minutes later.
With that control of the game, and after a Salah crossbar, Bissouma ended up committing an innocent handball penalty after a volley by Keita that was the sentence (60′). Salah launched it powerfully into the center, scoring his 20th goal in the league and entering the history of the club, which has already scored 2,000 goals in the Premier League. One of lime and one of sand, because within minutes Salah went down and had to be replaced due to injury.
The rest was sewing and singing until the discount, when Liverpool was disconnected a bit and Alisson had more prominence. Even so, Klopp did not see the result in danger and ended up securing three points that put pressure on Manchester City again.