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Full Time: Brighton 1-5 Liverpool

Jurgen Klopp might have changed it around once again, this time due to injuries to our central defenders, but that did not stop our side from demolishing Brighton even though we were playing away from home.

We were unbeaten in our last five Premier League games but this was a clinical display, even with Emre Can and Georginio Wijnaldum playing in the back three and not bombing forward to help out the attack. The goals rained in from the start as Emre Can scored off a corner before Roberto Firmino finished off a slick counter-attack with Philippe Coutinho providing the perfect ball.

That is how the first half ended and things started a little worryingly for us as the home side made Simon Mignolet work hard a couple of times. The second save was from point blank range and we shot out like a cannon as we ran the other way and finished off the attack with Firmino bagging his brace.

There was still time for Brighton to win a rather weird penalty which Glenn Murray scored but that did not stop us as Coutinho got into the act first by scoring from a free-kick and then his deflected shot making it 5-1 for us.

The performance was brilliant and will give us more confidence ahead of the crunch clash against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League. While Coutinho and Firmino were great here are the player ratings for all the Liverpool stars.

Liverpool Player Ratings

Simon Mignolet – 7/10

Surprisingly, Mignolet had a great game and made a couple of quality saves. He couldn’t really do anything about the penalty that Murray converted.

Trent Alexander-Arnold – 7/10

The youngster had a decent game this time around and even though he played in a different formation, there was no fazing the Englishman.

Dejan Lovren – 8/10

We don’t often praise Lovren enough but he was a rock at the back and helped keep the defence in line, even though we gave Brighton a couple of quality looks at goal.

Emre Can – 7.5/10

Can was immense in the game and should have scored prior to his header at the half-hour mark. The German did well in defence and hopefully, he stays at the club even after the World Cup.

Andrew Robertson – 7.5/10

One of the surprise selections, as the Scot started a game for once, and he did pretty well as he was great in attack and equally adept in defence.

Georginio Wijnaldum – 7/10

Wijnaldum might have played at the back but he did do a good job and didn’t really make a mistake.

James Milner – 7/10

Another player that did his job really well without making many mistakes, Milner was his normal self and did run his socks off for the side.

Jordan Henderson – 7.5/10

Captain Fantastic was back, well not really, but Hendo was good value in the game and was not overrun a lot by the home team. He still should give more to the attack and has to have a bigger role in matches.

Philippe Coutinho – 9/10

Coutinho was pulling the strings in the attack and got his reward with a brilliant free-kick that went under the wall before his second strike was deflected into the back of the net. A timely return to form ahead of a number of crunch games.

Mohamed Salah – 7.5/10

Salah had a couple of chances in the first-half but his link-up play with the other attackers was the reason why we got the second and he did get the assist for the third.

Roberto Firmino – 9/10

Firmino was phenomenal in the attack and was at his best as he ran his socks off. His finishing was spot on as well and that third goal we scored was absolutely mesmerising.


Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain – 6/10

The Ox was brought on in the 80th minute and did link up well with the attack on a few occasions.

Dominic Solanke – N/A

Solanke might have started in midweek but he did not have enough time to trouble the defence.

Marko Grujic – N/A

The Serbian was brought on in the 90th minute and didn’t really have a lot of time to make an impact.

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“Deserved”, “All the best for the future” – Some Liverpool fans pleased with choice for September’s Player of the Month



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Daniel Sturridge had a great September for Liverpool. Even though the Reds were knocked out of the Carabao Cup by Chelsea and lost to Napoli in the Champions League, Sturridge scored a couple of fantastic goals against his former employers.

His strike against the Blues at Stamford Bridge will be remembered for long. Liverpool looked to be out of the game but the Englishman came up with a majestic hit from outside the box in the final moments of the game.

The 29-year-old hasn’t started many games but is doing a great job off the bench. Sturridge was named as Liverpool’s player of the month for his performances in September.

The Englishman will have a huge role to play for us as the season progresses and several fans were pleased that the striker got his reward for some excellent games.

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“Special type of player” – Some Liverpool fans believe on-loan youngster is a future star after a fantastic free-kick



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Wales defeated the Republic of Ireland in a UEFA Nations League game and they have Harry Wilson to thank.

The Liverpool youngster stepped up to score a brilliant free-kick for the away side in the 58th minute.

The 21-year-old was in the news earlier in the season when he smashed in a free-kick at Old Trafford. Manchester United were the opposition for Derby County on that evening and the Welshman’s goal helped the Championship side knock the Red Devils out of the Carabao Cup.

The 21-year-old is on loan at Derby and is one of the brightest youngsters at Anfield. The Welshman certainly got a lot of people talking with his effort against the Republic of Ireland and some fans believed the attacking midfielder has a great future ahead of him.

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“Flick him to barca” – Some Liverpool fans believe new video will help the Reds offload flop star for better price



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Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno has just one start to his name this season and that came in the 2-1 loss against Chelsea in the Carabao Cup at Anfield.

The game will be remembered for an Eden Hazard wonder goal, where the Spaniard was taken to the cleaners by the Belgian.

Moreno has found it tough to reclaim his starting spot in the Liverpool team, with Andy Robertson putting in a number of great performances. The newly appointed Scottish captain is possibly the best left-back in the league and was with the national side during the international break.

The Spaniard was training with the other members of the squad at Melwood and a brilliant video of his was shared. Moreno can be seen doing a couple of quality flicks during training and that got a number of fans interested.

The left-back has been linked (h/t Mirror) with a move to Barcelona in the winter window, and some fans believed this video was a ploy to increase his value ahead of a possible sale.

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