Liverpool vs Brighton: Van Dijk's double give Reds 2-1 win over Seagulls

Liverpool vs Brighton: Van Dijk's double give Reds 2-1 win over Seagulls

- Liverpool vs Brighton saw the Reds go 11 points clear on top the Premier League table

- Virgil Van Dijk scored two headers in the first half while Lewis Dunk netted from a set piece

- Jurgen Klopp's men worked hard to earn all three points to sit very pretty on the log

Liverpool vs Bournemouth ended 2-1 in favour of the Reds as Jurgen Klopp's side extended their lead over Man City with 11 points.

Virgil Van Dijk scored two first half headers as Lewis Dunk scored a free-kick shortly after Alisson Becker was sent off.

Roberto Firmino forced a fine save from Matt Ryan as Liverpool were asking the question early in the match.

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But Van Dijk scored the Reds first goal in the 18th minute via a set-piece from Trent Alexander-Arnold to make it 1-0.

Ryan saved another effort from Firmino after a lovely assist from Mane, and less than a minute later the Australian was on hand make another with his foot from the Senegalese striker.

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It was a set-piece exhibition when Van Dijk completed his brace in the same manner with the first goal as he delivered a powerful header from another Alexander-Arnold’s corner kick in the 24th minute to make it 2-0.

Liverpool became the stronger side in the second half but Alisson Becker was shown a straight red card after the Brazilian handled Trossard's ball outside the box.

Brighton got themselves back into the match after Dunk caught substitute goalkeeper Adrian unawares to make it 2-1 with 11 minutes left to play.

Liverpool were made to work hard to earn all three points and Adrian had to make three saves before the final whistle as it ended 2-1 at Anfield.

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