Two goals from Netherlands defender Vigil Van Dijk and Red card for goalkeeper Allison Becker saw Liverpool narrowly escaped with a 2-1 win as Dunk pulled one for the away team.
Two goals from Virgil van Dijk enabled Premier League leaders Liverpool to beat Brighton however Alisson’s late red card created life tough.
Runaway Premier League leaders Liverpool survived a nervy end, following the 76th-minute dismissal of Alisson, to equal their longest unvanquished run within the high flight and make the most another Manchester city mistake with a 2-1 convince Brighton and Hove Albion.
City’s 2-2 draw at Newcastle United earlier on Sat gave Jurgen Klopp’s men the prospect to increase their healthy lead over last season’s champions to eleven points, a task they looked set to complete with ease once Virgil van Dijk scored double within twenty four minutes at Anfield.
Brighton was given an unexpected lifeline once Alisson was sent off for handling outside his box – that means he can miss Wednesday’s Merseyside derby – and Lewis Dunk caught out replacement goalkeeper Adrian with a fast free-kick.
The Seagulls couldn’t notice a late equalizer, though, and whereas Leicester town will cut Liverpool’s advantage at the summit to eight points by beating Everton on Sunday, there appearance to be no stopping a team who have currently gone thirty one league games unvanquished, matching their record streak from could 1987 to March 1988.
A Trent Alexander-Arnold free-kick established the opener for Van Dijk within the eighteenth minute and therefore the same combination presently provided a second goal as Brighton was found wanting at a corner.
After a quiet begin, Liverpool was wanting rampant and Mat Ryan created a trio of fine stops as Sadio Mane ordered on 2 probabilities for Roberto Firmino before being denied himself.
A dunk ought to have force a goal back eight minutes before the interval throughout Brighton’s best spell, however the defender clumsily shinned the ball wide from Dan Burn’s cross, having maybe been suspend by Yves Bissouma failing to induce totally out of the means from a clearly offside position.
After heading wide from a corner early within the half, Dunk created it third-time lucky by drilling home a free-kick with Adrian out of position, once Alisson had used his hands outside the realm to deny substitute, Leandro Brossard.
Liverpool was jumpy thenceforth and Adrian saved well from Aaron Mooy before nearly spilling a tame Pascal Gross header into his own net as the hosts close to clung on.