Brighton vs Liverpool: Solly March and Danny Welbeck humiliated Liverpool and made them look like a mid-table team after scoring three goals in the second half.
Brighton produced one of the most interesting second halves with total dominance over Liverpool.
Liverpool arrived at the Amex Stadium knowing that a drop in points would affect their confidence and increase the point gap between them and fourth place.
Brighton outplayed Liverpool from the first whistle to the end of the match. Roberto De Zerbi’s side had 69% of the ball, and Liverpool had 31%.
Brighton scored three goals in the second half to humiliate Liverpool in one of his poorest performances on the pitch.
In the first minute, March’s low drive beat Alisson but was pushed over the crossbar by Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Alexander-Arnold later had a wretched afternoon at the hands of the unstoppable Kaoru Mitoma. The Japanese winger tormented Alexander Arnold.
Evans Ferguson missed Brighton’s further chances, with Liverpool making continuous mistakes at the back. Liverpool Joel Matip couldn’t even make a good clearance and lacked fighting spirit in the match.
Ibrahim Konate had to do the job, but it was enough to stop Brighton from dominating the match.
Brighton were wasteful in the first half which ended in a goalless draw. Early in the second half, Brighton were given a penalty after Allison rushed out to stop March from scoring.
VAR intervened and ruled out the penalty, and Liverpool were given a goal kick for an offside.
The Brighton team found their rhythm in the second half. Matip gave away the ball, which allowed Mitoma to create the chance for March’s first goal in the 48th minute.
Seven minutes after scoring the first goal, March added another one with a powerful shot. Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson had no chance to stop the ball.
Robert Sanchez twice denied Mohamed Salah at his near post, denying Liverpool of their lone opportunity in the opening period.
Former Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck secured the win against Liverpool after putting the ball past Alisson in the 81st minute.
Cody Gakpo who made his first appearance in the Premier League was stopped by Brighton goalkeeper David Sanchez from close range, while Liverpool Harvey Elliott pulled a promising opening wide.
After the win at Amex Stadium, Brighton currently sits in 7th place on the Premier League table.
What next for Brighton and Liverpool
Brighton travels to Leicester City on January 21, 2023. Leicester City have been struggling to win matches, and Brighton are likely to be the winners of the match.
It is going to be a big game as both teams have been having difficulties winning matches.