Brighton vs Liverpool: Diogo Jota scores in 1-1 draw for the EPL champions

Brighton vs Liverpool: Diogo Jota scores in 1-1 draw for the EPL champions

- Brighton vs Liverpool's Premier League battle ended in a 1-1 draw

- Liverpool would have themselves to blame for not winning this encounter

- Pascal Gross scored a penalty at the death for Brighton to get a draw at home

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Reigning Premier League champions Liverpool were on Saturday, November 28, forced to a 1-1 draw by host Brighton in a tough English topflight game.

The Reds who were without the likes of Alexander-Arnold and Virgil Van Dijk started the encounter impressively with Mohamed Salah and Firmino in great form.

Fabinho sent a long ball to Mohamed Salah which could have given the Reds the first goal in the 5th minute, and the shot played by the Egyptian was blocked by goalkeeper Mathew Ryan.

The hosts got their own chance two minutes later when Pascal Gross delivered an awesome pass for Danny Welbeck, but the former Arsenal star failed to beat Alisson Becker.

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First half however ended with both teams finding it difficult to find the back of the net.

Liverpool started the second half more determined, and it took them only 10 minutes to score through Diogo Jota who was assisted by Mohamed Salah.

Brighton tried all they could to restore parity in the second half, but Liverpool defenders were so brilliant.

Pascal Gross eventually scored at the death via a penalty to give Brighton a draw against Liverpool.

Liverpool stars and Brighton in action
Brighton vs Liverpool: Diogo Jota scores in 1-1 draw for the Reds Photo by Neil Hall
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Earlier, had reported how Liverpool superstar Alisson Becker was listed among nominees for the best goalkeeper award by the world football governing body following his superb performances for the Reds.

Since joining the Premier League champions, the Brazilian has been superb as he also helped them to win the Champions League title last two seasons.

Alisson Becker joined Liverpool last two years from Roma, and so far, the Brazilian has played 74 games for Jurgen Klopp's side.

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The 28-year-old will face serious battle to win this award from Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Keylor Navas, Jan Oblak, Manuel Neuer and Marc-Andre ter Stegen.

He has also won the FIFA Club World Cup with the Premier League champions.

Despite being forced to leave Spanish champions Real Madrid by Courtois, Keylor Navas is still proving at French side Paris-Saint-Germain that he is one of the bests.

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