Post Match report for the Liverpool game - Saturday, 30th October 2021

PREMIER LEAGUE 21/22: Liverpool V Brighton - 30/10/21, P10.

* * * * * ALBION NOT KNOCKED OFF HIGH PERCH * * * * *


RESULT: 2-2 ~ Mwepu, Trossard . (h-t 2-1) . . . SHAPE: 4-2-3-1


VENUE: Anfield, Liverpool - fifth away match of ten fixtures to date . Sat 3pm.
PRE-MATCH: hostile crowds are back on Spion Kop and thereby overlooks a tale.
True blue Brighton fans were assailed by a sea of red, which sounds like a mixed metaphor, given synonymous bloody outcomes of past defeats.
A heroic stand in going down fighting was analogous to all that could be asked in dire circumstances.
WEATHER: sunny at kickoff . GATE: tba . KIT: blue & white.

GRAHAM POTTER knew a win here last season had been a one off smash & grab.
His job was to somehow make it two or, if equally remotely possible, smuggle a point away.
He made changes from previous league fixtures, now selected Mwepu & Bissouma to start and began without a no.9.
INJURED: 17 Alzate, 18 Welbeck, 30 Richards, 33 Burn . SQUAD: 7 Connolly, 35 Baluta.


TEAM . . . . . . 1 Sanchez
. 34 Veltman, 24 Duffy, 5 Dunk, 3 Cucurella
. 14 Lallana, 12 Mwepu, 8 Bissouma, 15 Moder
. . . . . . . 20 March . . . 11 Trossard

BENCH: 23 Steele (gk), 4 Webster, 9 Maupay, 27 Locadia, 28 Roberts, 60 Sarmiento.
10 Mac Allister (60), 2 Lamptey (66), 13 Gross (77).


GOALS: 1-0 - 4 . a long ball out to flank is laid back for the runner to drive past a nervous and hapless keeper.
2-0 - 24 . simple direct football played in the old fashioned way with a pinpoint cross delivered a free header.
2-1 - 41 . MWEPU strikes a superb shot to the top corner following good build up and work by March.
2-2 - 65 . TROSSARD equalises after assistance from Lallana.


INCIDENTS: 3 - March on target, 11 - Lallana miss, 16 - Bissouma woodwork, 18 - hosts miss, 20 - locals injury, 28 - Mwepu header, 33 - Dunk blocks, 35 - VAR check handball, 40 - Sanchez takes,
48 - hosts o/s, 49 - Lallana effort, 52 - hosts high, 57 - hosts high, 60 - Sanchez takes, 64 - hosts attacks, 70 Mwepu o/s, 72 - hosts attacks, 76 - Trossard o/s, 79 - Duffy miss, 85 - March o/s, 89 - Gross fouled, 90+ Reds late pressure.

YELLOWS: 90 - Lamptey, Duffy.

SUBS: 60 - Mac Allister for Bissouma . 66 - Lamptey for Moder . 77 - Gross for Lallana.


FIRST HALF: conceding very early appeared to seal our fate. Before too long a rout seemed possible.
But visitors scored approaching the interval and stayed in the game.
SECOND HALF: Potter soon pushed players forward and positive things happened past the hour mark.
The leveller duly came quickly and this contest hung in balance.
Travellers dug deep but did not have to fall back to the last ditch.
Seagulls carried a threat to the very end.


NUMBERS: poss 59%-41%, on target 3-6, off target 11-3, corners 5-3,
fouls 8-5, yellows 2-2, subs 3-3, shape 433-4231 . . . . . gd0 pt16 po6

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