The 3 Records That Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool Can Break Over Christmas Schedule

Ross Houston
December 1, 2019

While Manchester City have been hoping for the Reds to slip up at some point in order to catch up, it seems they've forgotten to focus on themselves, as they dropped points to Steve Bruce's Newcastle United early on Saturday.

Jurgen Klopp blamed the freezing temperatures at Anfield today for the mistake that left Liverpool sweating on a 2-1 win over Brighton.

The gap between the two main Premier League title contenders grew to a remarkable 11 points yesterday, with a match-winning performance by Liverpool's commanding centre back Virgil van Dijk highlighting the difference between the teams.

There was more drama, and anxiety from home supporters dreaming of seeing their team win a first league title in 30 years, in the closing stages.

"We then had the red card for Alisson".

"I think in a situation like this, when you have sense for human beings, you don't do it like this", Klopp said.

Brighton then received a free-kick which Lewis Dunk smartly dispatched past substitute keeper Adrian to make it 2-1.

Liverpool now face Everton, Bournemouth and Watford in their next three Premier League games as they continue to grind out narrow wins and are dealing with injuries to Fabinho, Mohamed Salah and Joel Matip, plus Alisson is now out. Liverpool are 11 points clear at the top.

The Anfield crowd were in a good mood and good voice even before kick-off with the news that Newcastle had drawn late on against Manchester City, and Liverpool didn't leave it long to take advantage. Last season they conceded half as many - just 22.

Adrian denied Aaron Mooy but nearly spilled a routine effort into his own goal as Liverpool held on for their 13th win from their first 14 games this season. Leicester plays tomorrow (Sunday) so it could be eight.

Dele Alli, revitalized under Mourinho, scored twice.

"He plays in a position where he feels happy and comfortable".

However, the Blues failed to replicate their fine form over the past two months as West Ham won for the first time in nine games to ease the pressure on Manuel Pellegrini.

Ismaila Sarr's first Premier League goal had the Hornets heading off the bottom of the table at the Saints' expense, but Danny Ings levelled 12 minutes from time and James Ward-Prowse's brilliant free-kick five minutes later handed Southampton a first home victory of the season.

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