Hughton rues Brighton's missed opportunity at Liverpool

Hughton rues Brighton's missed opportunity at Liverpool

Hughton rues Brighton's missed opportunity at Liverpool

"He's a real presence at the back, you can see him coming out for corners and crosses and you've seen his wee chip got applause from the crowd, but I'm not sure if the gaffer wants to see that too many times!"

Klopp has been ensuring since his arrival at Anfield that the first-team group remain grounded, with bigger tests awaiting them in the future. It is not a bad thing. If we get that level of performance throughout the season, then we'll be fine.

This is certainly a game Liverpool will be expected to win, although there are no easy games in the Premier League anymore and the players won't be able to take anything for granted. It led to Salah's 23rd-minute strike and Hughton was disappointed with the manner in which they conceded the goal. "We got a result last week and of course didn't this week, but we gave everything to get a result".

Liverpool have already shown themselves able to win in different ways this term, with a free-flowing 4-0 victory over West Ham on the opening weekend being followed by battling successes against Palace and Brighton.

Brighton were caught out for Liverpool's victor as James Milner robbed Yves Bissouma of possession 15 yards outside his own area.

"Besiktas have a good team who have a good chance to win the league and they now have a really good goalkeeper and I am really happy for him".

"It's not only the Man United game, but even in that game - and we've used it for our analysis - it was impressive, really good".

Brighton should have salvaged a point in the dying minutes when Pascal Gross found himself unmarked in the area but his header was straight at Alisson and the Brazilian pushed it away to safety.

"Yes [a performance] to be proud of but we're disappointed as well because the form Liverpool are in you don't get many opportunities to get something from the game", Hughton told BT Sport.

"You have to learn from it, but it is a soft goal".

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