Liverpool beat Brighton 5-1 with Roberto Firmino scoring a brace as Can, Coutinho, Dunk and Murray all appeared on the score sheet of both sides.
The Reds climb to the top four of the table displacing Arsenal to 5th after the mouthwatering goals and Jürgen Klopp says in spite of that, there is a lot to do.
“It looks like we are flying. Unfortunately, it’s not like that, we have to work really hard. We need results. In our calmer moments we are a really good team, but we need to carry on.” Says Klopp.
The Red manager looks forward to winning their next fixture so as to stay close as much as possible. In his own words;
“I’m much more interested in the next game. We need the points – we want to stay as close as possible to the teams in front of us.”
Liverpool opened the scores through Emre Can header off Phillip Countinho’s corner at the 30th minutes and in a minutes time Roberto Firmino finished clinically off Countinho’s assist to make it two goals before Mohammad Salah assisted the Brazil International to complete his brace as the visitors stretched their lead.
After missing clear cut chances, Glenn Murray pulled back one from the spot kick resulting from Shane being brought down by Jordan Henderson.
Meanwhile man of the match Countinho’s brilliant free kick at 87 weakened the hosts the more before an og by Dung two minutes later finalized the day.
Brighton couldn’t let Liverpool walk away with those first 3 goals if not for Coutinho no wonder Seagulls manager Cris Hughton was disappointed.
“They were always going to have more possession, but after 30 minutes we had had the best chance – and then within two minutes we were 2-0 down. The biggest disappointment is that you have to stay in the game,” Said Hughton.
According to Hughton Liverpool offense line is the best his side has ever faced since Manchester City Meanwhile Dunk who scored the own goal has now scored the 3rd og in a single season. One in the fixture with Manchester City, and another with Man United. He could be on his way to equaling former Liverpool player Martin Skrtel’s record of 4 own goals in a season which the defender accomplished in 2013/14