Jurgen Klopp blames temperature for Adrian mistake for Brighton goal

Jurgen Klopp blamed the freezing temperatures at Anfield today for the mistake that left Liverpool sweating on a 2-1 win over Brighton.

Alisson Becker has been sent off for Liverpool after bizarrely handling the ball outside the box.

That being said, the Galway youngster faced the toughest test of his career yesterday as he led the line from Brighton against league leaders Liverpool, the European champions marshalled at the back by Virgil van Dijk.

Martin didn't show any nerves in goal for West Ham, keeping a clean sheet as his team upset London rivals Chelsea in a 1-0 win at Stamford Bridge.

Klopp hailed the contribution of second-choice keeper Adrian after he came off the bench at a chilly Anfield and made an important late save from Aaron Mooy.

The gap between the two main title contenders grew to a remarkable 11 points on Saturday, with a match-winning performance by Liverpool's commanding center back, Virgil van Dijk, highlighting the difference between the teams.

Few could have watched Liverpool today - the second week in succession that they have restricted a member of the top three to just one goal - and disagreed with the view of head coach Vicki Jepson that a win will, at some point, come.

Jonjo Shelvey, the former Liverpool man, scored a late equalizer for the Toon Boys to cancel out De Bruyne's late goal, which Pep Guardiola certainly would have thought was the victor for his side.

Dunk's strike, 10 minutes from time, came after a change between the posts for the Reds.

They would go into their match at home to Sheffield United on 2 January with 61 points on the board - two more than Pep Guardiola's Manchester City managed during the 2017/18 season.

They did start slowly with an Andy Robertson shot well over the bar and a Salah effort into the side-netting all they produced in the opening 15 minutes. Leicester, also 11 points behind, make up their game in hand against Everton on Super Sunday.

Dele Alli, revitalized under Mourinho, scored twice.

Adrian denied Aaron Mooy but nearly spilled a routine effort into his own goal as Liverpool held on for their 13th win from their first 14 games this season.

Ismaila Sarr's first Premier League goal had the Hornets heading off the bottom of the table at the Saints' expense, but Danny Ings levelled 12 minutes from time and James Ward-Prowse's brilliant free-kick five minutes later handed Southampton a first home victory of the season.



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