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Klopp praises Alisson’s ‘brilliance’ after ‘difficult’ win over Brighton

Jurgen Klopp has praised the ‘brilliance’ of goalkeeper Alisson Becker after he kept his third consecutive clean sheet to ensure Liverpool beat Brighton 1-0 at Anfield.

Mo Salah gave Liverpool the lead in the 23rd minute in what would turn out to be the only goal of the game, but would be forced to rely on their summer signing Alisson to keep the scores at 1-0, with Klopp describing his performance as ‘brilliance’ after he pushed a Pascal Gross header past the post:

“It wasn’t our best performance but it was obviously good enough. It is quite difficult to create chances against a good, organised side like Brighton,” Klopp told BBC’s Match of the Day.

“We had chances. It was a good game. In the second half, if you don’t decide the game, it is the oldest law of football… Brighton is too good and when they made some changes, we lost the plot a little and gave the ball away in absolutely the wrong moments!

“We gave a few percentages back and they nearly used it but for the brilliance of Alisson. The set-pieces they had were always dangerous but we defended them so I’m really fine.

“It is a good day for us because we won this game and it is still special for a Premier League game.”

The result means that it is Liverpool’s go top of the Premier League after the best start to a season for five years, having won all three games and not having conceded a single goal.

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