Welcome to today’s live match blog where Liverpool travel to the Amex stadium in search of a much-needed win.
Both sides have been named:
🔴 TEAM NEWS 🔴
How we line-up to face Brighton this afternoon. 📋#BHALIV
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) January 14, 2023
TEAM! 💙 Here’s our starting XI to face @LFC this afternoon. 📝
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) January 14, 2023
Jurgen Klopp is looking forward to Gakpo’s debut:
Klopp on Cody Gakpo:
“He’s looked really sharp all week. I am really looking forward to watching him.”
— The Anfield Talk (@TheAnfieldTalk) January 14, 2023
1′ – We are underway at the Amex stadium.
3′ – Free Kick. Adam Lallana is brought down by Andy Robertson at the edge of the box.
4′ – Gross’ free-kick is headed away by Fabinho for a corner.
8′ – Trent Alexander-Arnold clears it off the line after a March effort.
9′ – Mac Allister’s header from a corner goes straight into Alisson’s hands. Unchallenged header.
10′ – Brighton break down the right but a last-gasp effort from Trent Alexander-Arnold intercepts Brighton’s chance.
13′ – FOUL. Trent Alexander-Arnold concedes a free on the edge of the box after Matimo runs past him.
17′ – YELLOW CARD. Dunk picks up a needless yellow card after grabbing Gakpo’s shirt a long way from goal.
18′ – YELLOW CARD – Matip fouls Mitoma, who glides past him. Yellow for Matip. Matoma causing Liverpool trouble.
20′ – Alisson is down holding his neck after he was collided with off the ball by Colwill.
26′ – It takes Liverpool 26 minutes to get a shot off. Salah blazes over on his weaker foot.
28′ – After some neat play Salah runs at Colwill one-on-one, his cross is parried away by Sanchez. Liverpool can’t capitalise on the second ball.
29′ – Mitoma pokes it wide after a great pass by Colwill. Mitoma gets in behind Trent Alexander-Arnold but can’t get his effort on target.
31′ – YELLOW CARD. Henderson picks up a yellow after a late challenge on Caicedo. Caicedo looks in serious discomfort.
40′ – PENALTY. Alisson goes to ground and March makes the most of the slightest bit of contact.
41′ – NO PENALTY. March is ruled offside by VAR in the build-up.
44′ – Klopp is frantically issuing instructions to his team from the sideline.
46′ – Brighton break at pace, Caicedo puts March down the wing, March squares it to Ferguson who can’t trouble Alisson.
HALF-TIME – Liverpool are lucky to go into the half-time break level with Brighton.
46′ – We are back underway. Liverpool will need to improve drastically to get anything from this game.
47′ – GOAL. March puts Brighton ahead after sloppy defending from Joel Matip. March goes unmarked and slots it home at the back post.
51′ – Colwill goes down after a late challenge by Fabinho after the ball is cleared.
52′ – GOAL. March makes it 2-0 after a great pass by Ferguson to put March in behind the Liverpool defence.
54′ – Oxlade-Chamberlain can only head a timid effort into the ground after a Trent Alexander-Arnold cross.
65′ – YELLOW CARD. Alexander-Arnold picks up a yellow for a late challenge on Ferguson.
69′ – SUBS. Keita, Doak, Elliott, and Gomez replace Matip, Henderson, Oxlade-Chamberlain, and Fabinho.
76′ – Elliott fires wide from close range, dragged wide.
78′ – Gakpo can’t trouble Sanchez after a beautiful cross from Alexander-Arnold.
82′ GOAL – Welbeck makes it 3-0 after juggling the ball over Gomez’s head in the box.
93′ – FULL TIME. Liverpool outplayed down south.