Liverpool fans are responding to Brighton page's controversial tweet after 1-0 defeat

Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Liverpool got back on track with a 1-0 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion at the weekend.

Having been set off course with defeat to Manchester City and FA Cup elimination to Wolverhampton Wanderers, it was crucial that the Reds rediscovered that winning feeling in the Premier League.

It wasn't a barnstorming win by any sense of the imagination, but the Amex Stadium is always a difficult away trip and the title challengers showed true maturity in their performance.

Manager Jurgen Klopp certainly felt the same way and stated in his post-match interview: “If you fall from the horse, you have to get back on it.

"The performance was good, not the best of the season, but from a maturity point of view I would say it was the most mature of the season.

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“We are not the Harlem Globetrotters. We have to deliver results and that’s difficult. For that we need to perform."

In the end, it was another goal from Mohamed Salah that decided the affair, both winning and converting a penalty to maintain Liverpool's lead over Manchester City.

The award of the spot kick wasn't without its controversy, though, and especially after Salah had been criticised earlier in the season for winning a foul against Newcastle United.

Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool FC - Premier League

Brighton fan's controversial tweet

It's widely accepted that the Brighton penalty was the correct decision, but it still sparked plenty of reaction across Twitter.

While City fans called for consistency after Andrew Robertson's challenge on Raheem Sterling last week, perhaps the most high-profile tweet actually came from a Brighton fan page.

Boasting their own website and over 40,000 followers on Twitter, they posted after the game: "Sorry #mcfc fans but the FA have got their back. Title is done. Disgrace."

Provocative stuff indeed and it caused quite the stir. Take a look at the post as well as reaction down below:

Come on, really?

Although the amount of engagement on the post suggests plenty of supporters actually agreed, it's somewhat far-fetched to claim the FA are backing Liverpool this season.

So it should come as no surprise that Liverpool supporters were fighting back in the comments and defending Salah from the latest bout of criticism.

However, it was later clarified by the page that many of their complaints surrounded the referee stopping their attacks too soon, not that that stopped Kopites from laughing.

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The Citizens have the opportunity to close the gap with their home game against Wolves on Monday.

Wolves have taken points from Manchester United, Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham this season, so Kopites will be hoping for a repeat of the August draw at the very least.

Any other result and the Brighton page might want to revise it's claim that the 'title is done.'

Who do you think will win the title this season - Liverpool or Man City? Have your say in the comments section below.

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