Salah scores only goal as Liverpool pip Brighton by 1-0 in the EPL

Salah scores only goal as Liverpool pip Brighton by 1-0 in the EPL

- Mohamed Salah scored a penalty as Liverpool defeat Brighton 1-0 in the Premier League

- The Reds extend their lead at the top to seven point having played one game to than Man City

- Liverpool's next games will be against Crystal Palace and Leicester City in the coming weeks

Liverpool bounced back to winning ways in the Premier League following a narrow 1-0 win away at Brighton.

The Reds talisman Mohamed Salah scored his 14th league goal of the season from the spot to extend Liverpool's lead at the top to seven points.

The first half was a keenly contested one as Chris Hughton's side look to frustrate the league leaders who dominated possession but could not find the opening.

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Xherdan Shaqiri had the best chance of the first period as his effort came agonizingly wide as both sides went into the break with a 0-0 scoreline.

Pascal Gross should have put Brighton ahead after the restart but Fabinho stood in the way to block his shot heading goalwards.

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However, in the 50th minute, Salah converted a spot-kick after a Liverpool player was brought in the box as Jurgen Klopp's men went ahead by 1-0.

Brighton who have scored in every home game tried to fight their way back into the match but could not break the organized Liverpool defence.

However, Georginio Wijnaldum's 80th minute shot from outside of the 18-yard box went just wide as Brighton breathe a sigh of relief.

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There were no more goals in the match as the Merseyside club ran away with the 1-0 win courtesy of a penalty from Salah.

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