Salah penalty sees Liverpool past Brighton to move seven points clear of Manchester City
Mohamed Salah‘s second half penalty was enough to get Liverpool back to winning ways with a 1-0 win over Brighton and open up a seven point lead at the top of the Premier League.
Liverpool came into this match following defeat to Wolves in the FA Cup and a loss at Manchester City that cut their lead at the top to four points.
A defensive injury crisis saw Jurgen Klopp start with Fabinho alongside and Virgil van Dijk at the heart of the visitors backline, but in truth the pair were really tested in an uneventful first half, with neither side creating any real chances.
However, four minutes into the second half they were given an opportunity to take the lead when Salah was brought down inside the box by Pascal Gross. The Egypt forward dusted himself down to power an effort past David Button.
Brighton grew into game in the final 15 minutes but failed to test Alisson, while Salah missed a glorious opportunity to double his side’s lead late on.
The result leaves Brighton in 13th place, while Liverpool’s seven-point lead will be cut to four points if Manchester City beat Wolves on Monday.