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Liverpool Appeared Like Strangers To Brighton – Lawrenson
Liverpool Appeared Like Strangers To Brighton – Lawrenson

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Liverpool great Mark Lawrenson has expressed disappoinment with the team’s performance against Brighton in the Premier League in midweek.

The current Premier League champions lost their second successive home match, going down 1-0 to Graham Potter’s men.

Lawrenson felt most of the players at Liverpool did not have much cohesion with each other, especially with the attackers.

He told talkSPORT: “The last time Brighton won at Anfield I was actually playing for Liverpool against them! I thought the last couple of results for Liverpool, winning at Tottenham where they played well and beating West Ham, it makes you think ‘they’re back’.

“It looked like they had that swagger back, they looked more confident. But last night was just really really strange. They played like a bunch of strangers in all honesty, they hardly created too much which is most unusual to them.

“Last night’s result was a big surprise. We knew Brighton would make it difficult because they’re in a good run, but it was a very strange result.

“You look back at the quality of the goals they scored against West Ham in the second half, they were really quality team goals, and then that performance last night – that will drive Klopp mad.

“That result is the worst one for him. You understood how they lost to Burnley because they were on a bit of a bad run, but to win two difficult games on the road against Tottenham and West Ham and then lose at home to Brighton?

“It’s like, wow. It’s almost time to return to base and start again, he has to have a re-think. Klopp will be perplexed, he’ll be wondering what is going wrong. And he can’t change the team around too much because when that front-three are firing they can beat anybody.

“It’s a strange one, very, very strange.”

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