Mixed emotions for Hughton as Albion are beaten narrowly at Liverpool

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The breakthrough came when Milner robbed Yves Bissouma as Brighton tried to play the ball out from the back and a quick exchange of passes from Sadio Mane and Firmino ended with a clinical finish from Salah, last season's top scorer with 32 league goals.

Brighton and Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton was disappointed his team could not land another blow on a Premier League heavyweight in their 1-0 loss at Liverpool.

"A lot of people spoke about our improved defensive things and as good as Alisson was in the last three games we were good when he was not here and Loris did a lot of good things".

Robertson acknowledged that Jürgen Klopp's side did not hit top gear on Saturday, but maintained that such hard-fought results will prove crucial as the season progresses.

They did, however, give the hosts some nervous moments in the closing stages and were denied a point when Alisson saved superbly from Pascal Gross' header. If we get that level of performance throughout the season, then we'll be fine.

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While Liverpool did create enough chances to justify their win, it was Salah's presence of mind and confidence on his ability that allowed them to see the game off.

Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool have now gone over 10 on-field hours without conceding a goal at Anfield as they registered a 1-0 victory over Brighton this weekend. I don't know how many really good goalkeepers that Ireland have but one more is never a big problem. "I'm very happy so far and hopefully it stays like this".

Defensively the Reds have looked impenetrable with Alisson in goal and Virgil van Dijk, who joined in January for £75m, marshalling the back four.

"Crystal Palace away is always a tough place to go and we grounded it out. I like him a lot and he will be in our squad".

"It's really not important after the third matchday, nine points are important".

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