Brighton embarrass Liverpool at Anfield

Liverpool crown slips after Steven Alzate rewards Brighton’s approach

You wait nearly four years for a Premier League home defeat and then two come along at once. Jurgen Klopp will not appreciate the irony.

 What was billed as the tightest race in years may be on the verge of becoming a procession after Brighton’s Steven Alzate condemned the champions to the latest calamitous setback in their title defence.

 If Liverpool’s crown was already slipping, Manchester City can take a step towards a third coronation in four years when they come to Anfield this weekend.

 Brighton succeeded where Liverpool’s top four rivals from London recently failed, capitalising on the defensive vulnerabilities, and exposing the lack of attacking potency to win in this stadium for the first time since 1982. Take a bow Graham Potter. Ambition was rewarded. One wonders what Spurs and West Ham fans thought watching this.

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