Brighton 1-3 Liverpool: Premier League champions surpass Arsenal's 'Invincibles'

  • Kobe Tong

Liverpool have surpassed the points tally of Arsenal's 'Invincibles' with a 3-1 win at Brighton & Hove Albion.

The Reds have stuttered and stumbled since securing their first Premier League title with a 4-0 win over Crystal Palace and Manchester City's 2-1 loss at Stamford Bridge.

Jurgen Klopp's men had returned from the COVID-19 break with a drab 0-0 draw at Goodison Park and their first match as champions ended with a 4-0 thrashing from their predecessors.

Liverpool's fast start

Combine that with a laborious 2-0 win over Aston Villa and you'd be mistaken for thinking that Liverpool were running out of steam before they could secure Premier League history.

But think that at your peril because Liverpool came flying out the blocks upon their trip to the Amex Stadium, romping into a 2-0 lead within the first eight minutes.

Some brilliant pressing from Naby Keita pick-pocketed the Brighton defence, before Roberto Firmino's cheeky dummy allowed Salah to score at the back post with his trusty left foot.


Salah on song in Brighton

Skipper Jordan Henderson then doubled the advantage just two minutes later by continuing his penchant for an impressive goal by scoring a fine curling effort past Matt Ryan's reach.

However, Brighton weren't simply going to lie down and accept the beating, instead scoring just before the interval with Leandro Trossard converting a final volley past Alisson Becker.

But Liverpool eventually put the game out of their hosts' reach late on with Salah bagging another goal, this time from a rare header after meeting Andrew Robertson's fizzed corner delivery.


Liverpool surpass the Invincibles

Victory, of course, means three points in the Premier League, which elevated Liverpool from 89 to 92, which takes them above the 90 posted by Arsenal's legendary 'Invincibles' side.

Sure, Liverpool's defeats to Watford and City mean they haven't gone unbeaten like the Gunners, but the fact of the matter is that their record proceeds an even more impressive total.

Thirty victories, two draws and two defeats produces a higher number than 26 wins and 12 draws, whether you like it or not.


And that's especially the case when Liverpool still have four more games to play...

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