Brighton won a crucial point in a game where VAR took the headlines after Liverpool had two goals ruled offside and conceded a penalty.
Roberto Firmino slipped Diogo Jota in behind, he tried to set up Mohamed Salah but Solly March blocked the pass. Salah had his chance to put Liverpool ahead shortly after, the half volley went wide.
Brighton bit back after Neal Maupay split the Liverpool defence with a through ball to Aaron Connolly who’s shot went just wide of the post. The Seagulls were awarded a penalty after Neco Williams tripped Connolly in the box. Maupay stepped up to take it but fired it wide.
Liverpool thought they took the lead after Salah scored but the Egyptian was ruled offside by VAR.
Nine attempts in the first 45 minutes and VAR drama made up an entertaining first half despite the 0-0 score line.
Danny Welbeck nearly put Brighton in the lead but his shot was comfortably saved by Alisson. He could’ve looked up and passed and would have regretted that as Liverpool took the lead minutes later through Jota, who finished brilliantly to net his 9th goal in 14 games for The Reds.
Brighton were chasing an equaliser late on but did not take their chances. Liverpool nearly made them pay after Sadio Mane scored but VAR ruled him offside.
Andy Robertson caught Welbeck’s foot in an attempt to clear the ball, which resulted in a penalty after VAR conformation. Pascal Gross stepped up to take it and buried it, salvaging a crucial point at the Amex.