Unconvincing Liverpool hold on against Brighton - Mo Salah scores again

Second-gear Liverpool maintain 100% record

Liverpool never really hit top-gear in beating Brighton 1-0 at Anfield. In fact, this performance was noticeably without the usual power expected of Jurgen Klopp's side. Mohamed Salah gave the hosts a first-half lead, finishing smartly past Mat Ryan, but Liverpool were never really comfortable and neither did they ever looking like scoring a second.

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Seb Stafford-Bloor is a football writer at Tifo Football and member of the Football Writers' Association. He was formerly a regularly columnist for the FourFourTwo website, covering all aspects of the game, including tactical analysis, reaction pieces, longer-term trends and critiquing the increasingly shady business of football's financial side and authorities' decision-making.