Brighton 2-2 Liverpool: Seagulls captain Lewis Dunk’s late close-range strike sees honours even on the south coast – as Mohamed Salah’s first-half double is unable to inspire Reds to victory

  • Liverpool and Brighton failed to find a way past each other at the Amex
  • Simon Adingra opened the scoring before Mo Salah scored two quick goals
  • Lewis Dunk rescued a point for the hosts with a thumping header late on

Brighton rescued a late draw at the Amex as Lewis Dunk got on the end of a free-kick to steal a draw against a battling Liverpool side who had initially come from behind.

Simon Adingra opened the scoring for the hosts after capitalising on Alexis Mac Allilster’s overly comfortable approach and firing Brighton in front from 30-yards.

His strike caught a retreating Alisson unawares and Brighton deservedly led after a positive start that Liverpool had struggled to get to grips with.

The Reds recovered through a quick-fire Mohammed Salah brace before half time that dispelled Brighton’s hopes during a frantic six minute spell.

The Egyptian fired Jurgen Klopp’s side back on level terms after being left with a gaping goal to hit courtesy of Harvey Elliott leaving the ball for Salah to strike from close-range.

Mo Salah (middle) scored twice but Liverpool had to settle for a draw at the Amex

Six minutes later he fired Liverpool ahead after Dominik Szoboszlai was fouled in the box and Salah made no mistake from 12-yards out. 

Liverpool had chances to finish the game in the second half, most notably through Ryan Gravenberch who messed up what should have been a certain goal by hitting his strike into the bar.

That paved the way for Brighton captain Dunk to make himself a hero in the 78th-minute as he reacted quickest in the box to beat Andy Robertson and smash in a shot at the near-post that Alisson had no chance at stopping.

Full match report to follow.