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Liverpool denied as Brighton earn late point – but there’s no VAR controversy this time

Lewis Dunk equalised in the 79th minute at the Amex after Mohamed Salah’s double appeared to have given the Reds victory.Liverpool’s attempts to recover from last weekend’s contentious defeat to Tottenham in north London were thwarted, as the Reds were forced to settle for a point at Brighton thanks to a late Lewis Dunk equalise.

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Brighton took the lead after Alexis MacAllister was dispossessed on his return to the Amex, but Liverpool seemed destined to win following two Mohamed Salah goals late in the first half.

The Egyptian equalised after 40 minutes after being set up by Darwin Nunez then put the Reds ahead from the penalty spot in additional time at the end of the first session to give Jurgen Klopp’s side the lead at the break.

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Brighton fans expressed their dissatisfaction with some of the decisions made against their club, most notably when referee Anthony Taylor waved away their demands for a penalty in the second half after a strike from Kaoru Mitoma looked to bounce up and touch Virgil van Dijk on the arm.

“We want a replay,” Seagulls fans screamed, but the call appeared to be correct.Substitute Ryan Gravenberch, who came on in the second half to replace Harvey Elliott, clipped the crossbar as the Reds chased a third goal and a win at the Amex.

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Following last Saturday’s loss in north London, where they were denied a perfectly fine goal due to a VAR mix-up, the Reds still looked like claiming a win that would have pushed them up to second place behind Tottenham.

They were thwarted, however, when Andy Robertson failed to clear a Solly March free-kick, and Dunk pounced at the near post to tie the game after 79 minutes.

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Joao Pedro could have won it for Roberto De Zerbi’s side five minutes later, but he blazed a great chance over the bar, and the match ended level.ZIt means Liverpool has only gained one point in their previous two Premier League games, although there was no VAR controversy this time.

The Reds are presently in fourth place, three points behind leaders Tottenham, with Brighton in sixth place, one point behind them.










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