Liverpool wins on foreign ground

Premier League: Brighton and Hove Albion 1-3 Liverpool

In a match in which they did not shine, Brighton and Hove Albion lost 3-1 at home to Liverpool in their last game of the season. The smart money had been against Brighton even before they set foot on the pitch. Their defeat, then, was not a surprise. Liverpool pleased their fans the first time out with a 2-1 home victory.

Liverpool went through three changes to their lineup before the game started. Out went Mane, Robertson, and Fabinho, to be replaced by Oxlade-Chamberlain, Keita, and Williams.

Mohamed Salah put Liverpool into the lead in the sixth minute. The eighth minute saw Jordan Henderson score again, increasing the early lead of top-placed team. Trossard took a chance for Brighton in the 45th and shot, making the score 2-1. The score was close at half-time, with Liverpool slightly ahead. Away team began the second half after substituting Robertson for the fresher Williams. The 61st minute saw a change in the Liverpool line-up: Fabinho and Mane came onto the pitch while Keita and Oxlade-Chamberlain headed for early showers. A double substitution in the 72nd minute brought Yves Bissouma and Aaron Mooy out onto the pitch to replace Davy Pröpper and Alexis MacAllister. Salah saw an opening in the 76th minute and scored to make it 1-3. Liverpool finished the game with a 3-1 victory.

Brighton and Hove Albion are probably hanging their heads in shame; after 28 games, they find themselves stuck in the table's lower half. Brighton finish the season with six wins, 12 losses, and 10 draws. The season's conclusion unfolded with Brighton and Hove Albion holding five points from their last five games.

The sound of the whistle ending the season's last game gave way to one of popping champagne corks as Liverpool secured for themselves the Premier League 's cup. Liverpool underlined in this game, in which they scored their final, and 63rd goal, of the season, why their offence is considered one of the league's strongest. It has been only in two games that Liverpool have come up short. Liverpool are on the right track with 10 points in their last five games.

Both teams play their next games on Saturday, facing off at their home grounds against Manchester City and Burnley.


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