In an even contest against an underrated side, Liverpool fall to a fluke finish after failing to take their own chances, as it becomes clear that there is a limit to how much talent they can lose to injuries and still look anything like the team that walked the league last year.
Now tell us how you saw it! With our favoured polling tool out of service, we’re instead giving you a choice between a few of the players we thought looked best today for the Reds, so make your choice below and vote for who you think should be the man of the match—or take to the comments to let us know that we got it wrong by leaving the real man of the match off the list entirely.
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Who was Liverpool’s best player against Brighton?
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