What Does Liverpool’s Defeat Mean For Manchester City?
Brighton almost spoiled Liverpool’s chances of retaining their title by beating the champions with 1-0 at Anfield on Wednesday. It was the second home defeat for the champions since 2012. Also, it was the third consecutive home game where Liverpool failed to score since 1984. Last month, Burnley ended their 68-game unbeaten home run in the Premiere League.
Liverpool gives excuses for the beating
Jurgen Klopp’s boys looked handicapped before Brighton because of the absence of the senior centre-backs and the goalkeeper. Klopp said that Liverpool could do well because they were fatigued both mentally and physically. The key players were absent and Jordan Henderson was again assigned into the central defense.
Tough road ahead for Liverpool
The crushing defeat has relegated Liverpool at fourth place. It is now seven points behind Manchester City that look set to win their third Premiere League title in four years. Klopp’s men have a huge mountain to climb as they will fight with Manchester City on Sunday. And this match is going to be crucial for Liverpool as the City still have a game in hand.
Steven Alzate scored the only goal of the match to get Brighton a lead over Liverpool. But Liverpool had the advantage of possession of the ball in the start. Even Mohamed Salah tried to score a goal in the opening minutes but that golden opportunity was missed. Also, Klopp’s men had no idea on how to make a move. On the contrary, Brighton’s looked determined from the start.