Liverpool’s solitary lead came to an end after Brighton converted a penalty that was awarded at extra time in a match that was marred by VAR controversies.
Despite the champions’ massive ball possession in both halves, that couldn’t grant them an away win over Brighton
Neco Williams conceded a penalty for the champions in the 19th minute after tripping Aaron Connolly of Brighton. Neal Maupay took the penalty, but he shot wide.
In the 34th minute, Mohamed Salah found himself in a one on one situation with the Brighton keeper and netted the ball only to be denied by VAR, ruling it as offside. This did not deter the champions pursuit to glory.
Diogo Jota did it again for Liverpool after converting Mohammed Salah’s pass into a goal in the 60th minute. This time round VAR was hands off.
Sadio Mane struck in the 84th minute converting a free kick cross from Andrew Roberson but VAR didn’t see it as a goal, it was disallowed due to offside.
Late in the extra time Brighton were awarded a second penalty after a VAR check, Brighton converted the penalty making the two teams to get a point each.
This result elevated Liverpool to the top of the table with 21 points from 10 games and Brighton with 10 points from 10 games.