Liverpool will spend the night 11 points clear at the top of the Premier League after a 2-1 victory over Brighton at Anfield this afternoon.
Two goals from Virgil van Dijk had the Reds in a comfortable position at half-time before two notable incidents altered the course of the game.
With 15 minutes remaining, goalkeeper Alisson was sent off for handling the ball outside his penalty area. Shortly after the Brazilian’s dismissal, Lewis Dunk’s quick free kick caught substitute ‘keeper Adrian off guard to halve the deficit for Brighton. [via Sky Sports]
Having extended Liverpool’s run of matches without a clean sheet to 12, the Seagulls then laid siege to the home side’s goal in the final 10 minutes, with Adrian called upon to make a quick double save from Aaron Mooy and Pascal Gross as the Reds eventually got over the line with three points.
Astonishingly, this was Liverpool’s fourth 2-1 win in their last five Premier League matches and their seventh out of 14 games in the division in 2019/20. [via TransferMarkt]
These Reds fans on Twitter breathed a huge sigh of relief after their team were left clinging on to what had seemed a comfortable lead:
My lifespan is going to be so short supporting you, but at least it has been entertaining
— ً (@NDK8A) November 30, 2019
Heart Attack FC at it again.
— RF9 🇧🇷 (@PrimeFirmino) November 30, 2019
being a Liverpool supporter should come with health insurance
— أحمد ⚡ (@psychedelicnoel) November 30, 2019
Petition to change the Liverpool anthem to staying alive to combat heart attacks
— Sachin Kumar (@sachdude1) November 30, 2019
Don’t know if my heart’s gonna make it through 2019 with another month of these heart attack-performances..😅
— Ole Vian (@olevian97) November 30, 2019
The last 10 minutes were like pic.twitter.com/9DVxXS0KzX
— 🇩🇪🐐 (@its_me_axad) November 30, 2019
Unreal that I’m 20 years old and at this rate I’m not making it to the end of the season
— Jaedon Taylor (@jaedontaylor07) November 30, 2019
Let me breathe please
— ً (@CalvesLikeShaq) November 30, 2019
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