Liverpool Lose To Brighton At Anfield, Now Seven Points Behind Manchester City
Liverpool succumbed to a shock 1-0 defeat at home to Brighton, leaving the champions seven points behind league leaders Manchester City.
Steven Alzate struck in bizarre fashion in the second half against the below-par Reds, inflicting a second consecutive defeat at Anfield for Jurgen Klopp's men.
Liverpool had gone on a ridiculous 68-match unbeaten home run that stretched all the way back to April 2017 but the streak ended against Burnley courtesy of an Ashley Barnes penalty.
They returned to winning ways with impressive wins away from home against Spurs and West Ham but have now fallen further behind in the title race following their latest loss.
Now goalless in their last three outings on home soil, Liverpool have also lost back-to-back home games for the first team since September 2012, when they were beaten by Arsenal and Manchester United.
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Steven Alzate prods the ball home!
Could the Premier League champions be about to lose their second league home game in a row? pic.twitter.com/qmjsSnUVqc
Manchester City won a 13th consecutive game in a row away at Burnley earlier on the evening and now have a tidy cushion over the Merseyside outfit, who they face on a huge game on Sunday.
In fact, Liverpool now occupy fourth spot on 40 points after the most recent round of results and have played a game more than City.
Brighton, meanwhile, are now ten points above the relegation zone after embarking on an impressive five-game unbeaten run that includes consecutive wins over Spurs and Liverpool.
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