Liverpool Lose To Brighton At Anfield, Now Seven Points Behind Manchester City

Ruben Hill
February 4, 2021

'At the start of the season, everybody expected a two-horse title race between City and Liverpool, but it looks like it's a three-way race and that shows how far United have come in the past year under Solskjaer.

He pointed out that the blip has come at the worst time for possible for Liverpool as Manchester City, who have won 13 on the bounce in the league, are only looking stronger with each passing game and insisted that the league leaders do not look like losing.

Troublingly for Klopp, his side have failed to score in three consecutive home league games for the first time since 1984.

Speaking to the BBC after the match, Robertson admitted his side were second best on the night against Graham Potter's relegation-threatened outfit.

"We [Aston Villa] played against them recently, and they are the kind of team that, no matter how you play, if they are on it, they can beat anyone in the league".

"Brighton were the better team".

"Every game we face a huge task". They created chances, pressed us - did everything we wanted to do.

"We did not really do anything of note". With a long record of going unbeaten we've lost two [in a row at home]. When you don't show up you don't get results. "For now we enjoy this game, and tomorrow we will start to think about the next game", Guardiola said. "City are flying and we have to find solutions". "You can do everything in training".

The Citizens have been in superb form in recent weeks to haul themselves back into the title race as they bid to wrestle the trophy away from Liverpool FC this season.

Jurgen Klopp's men are, however, just four points behind United and possess a game in hand.

Pep Guardiola's men ended up in second place in the table behind a dominant Liverpool FC side last term but they are now firmly back in contention for the title this season. I'm sure they'd say the same if they were potentially 10 points behind.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was again drafted into central defence in the absence of any of the club's senior centre-backs, with new signing Ben Davies on the substitutes' bench.

I have a feeling City could edge it but, more than anything, I want to see a top of the table clash where both teams go for it and goals are scored at both ends.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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