Premier league: Brighton Shock Liverpool 1-0 at Anfield to hurt champions' title defense
|Elated Graham Potter celebrates with his players after pulling off a shock win at Anfield. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)|
Brighton and Hove Albion beat Liverpool on Wednesday at Anfield 1-0 to put a harsh reality check on the Kops’ title defense and ultimately throw them out of the championship race after City beat Burnley to extend lead over them.
At the time Liverpool kicked off at Anfield, they had already gone seven points behind Manchester City who already finished their game against Sean Dyche’s men at the Etihad and knew they must win to keep the pressure up.
Liverpool may have rediscovered their scoring touch away from home with eight goals in their last three matches, but their home struggles returned as Mohammed Salah was particularly wasteful and guilty of selfishness when other players were well placed.
Liverpool's defeat to Burnley in their home match on Jan. 21 was their first Premier League loss at Anfield in 68 matches. This is the first time they have suffered back-to-back home reverses since September 2012.
Liverpool will play Manchester City on Sunday, knowing a loss to the Citizens will blow them completely out of the title race as Pep Guardiola’s team would go ten clear of Jurgen Klopp’s men with the former champions having a game in hand.