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  2. Salah gives Reds lead with second goal of season
  3. Liverpool have won three from three, scoring seven goals
  4. Reds keeper Allison yet to concede
  5. Brighton winless away in 15 league games

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By Emma Sanders

All times stated are UK

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  1. Post update

    That's all from me today.

    You can find the match report on this game here as well as the best stats from today's games in the Premier League.

    The draw for the Champions League group stages also takes place this week and here's everything you need to know.

  2. 'I need to get used to it'

    FT: Liverpool 1-0 Brighton


    More from Klopp on not dropping points: "We thought it would make sense if we don't do that any more! It is actually the plan. The players are still not really 100% fit and Brighton's were the same, but that is how it is.

    "That is why we have a big squad. Let's see what we can do. I'm happy with the result. Top of the table after the third match day, so no problem with that. But I have never heard of anyone giving you something for being top after the third match day. We have done the basics so now let's carry on."

    On Alisson's skills: "For sure I need to get used to it... The little chip he did was quite exciting. I don't need that! But I have never had a Brazilian goalkeeper before so maybe I have to get used to that too."

  3. BreakingPost update

    Meanwhile, Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has joined Turkish side Besiktas on a two-year loan deal...

    More here.

  4. 'It is a good day for us'

    FT: Liverpool 1-0 Brighton


    Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp speaking to Match of the Day: "It wasn't our best performance but it was obviously good enough. It is quite difficult to create chances against a good, organised side like Brighton.

    "We had chances. It was a good game. In the second half, if you don't decide the game, it is the oldest law of football... Brighton is too good and when they made some changes, we lost the plot a little and gave the ball away in absolutely the wrong moments!

    "We gave a few percentages back and they nearly used it but for the brilliance of Alisson. The set-pieces they had were always dangerous but we defended them so I'm really fine.

    "It is a good day for us because we won this game and it is still special for a Premier League game."

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    BBC One

    Don't forget, you can catch up on all of today's Premier League action with highlights on Match of the Day, starting at 22:30 BST on BBC One.

  6. 'We did it all together'

    FT: Liverpool 1-0 Brighton


    Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk: "It was a tough game but we were full of confidence from last week. We needed to make sure we were ready for the battle. We needed to play our best game so we are just happy that we won.

    "We did it all together. You saw today how important our pressing from the front is. Credit to everyone. We are not doing it alone at the back. Everyone is doing their bit. It is always important to make crucial saves."

  7. 'It was a poor goal'

    FT: Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    Brighton & Hove Albion

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton speaking to BT Sport: "There was stuff to be proud of but disappointed as well. I thought over the 90 minutes they would have chances but I thought we did too.

    "They made changes towards the end of the game to try and stay in it. We finished really strong and won't get a better opportunity.

    "At 1-0 down at half-time most people expected Liverpool to push on but we got stronger as the game went on. We were good on the ball and had some really good moments.

    "It was a poor goal. You try and move on as quick as possible. The team rallied around. These things happen. You have to learn from it and get stronger in the game and that we did.

    "It is a difficult league but we have been very good in the last two games. It is not a bad thing. But we need to make sure that in the areas we can realistically get points we need to pick up points. If we can do that, then we will be fine."

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    Aaron: Liverpool grinding out wins when they're not at their fluid best is an ominous sign in the title race, even this early on. They finally have something they've lacked for the last few years: a real, solid backbone.

    Francis Edwards: Not a bright performance from Liverpool, but as for Brighton, they will live to see another day!

  9. 'It is very early days'

    FT: Liverpool 1-0 Brighton


    Liverpool midfielder and Man of the Match James Milner: "Brighton were strong, organised and have good players going forward too so it was never going to be easy. But we kept a clean sheet and got a win. We know we can play better but we got the result.

    "When teams are as well organised as they are, you have to take those chances. Mo Salah will get those chances and take them. The boys at the back keeping the clean-sheets are so important and that is what is getting you the points.

    "It is very early days but we want to keep going and keep improving on stuff to work on so we can become a better team."

  10. 'Ground out result'

    FT: Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    Danny Mills

    Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

    Liverpool have done what they had to do. Brighton were full of confidence after their win at Manchester United but Liverpool ground out a result.

    There will be times where they play unbelievable football and win 5-0 or 6-0 but there will be days where it isn't going their way but they still grind it out. That's how champions do it.

    They will definitely be closer to the likes of Manchester City this season.


    Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    GAME OVER. A nervy end for Liverpool but they have got the job done.

    And they now sit top of the Premier League table with maximum points. No giant killing this week for Brighton.

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    Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    Daniel Sturridge patiently teases the full-backs before slipping it into Georginio Wijnaldum. The midfielder flicks it on for Mohamed Salah but his first time strike is way off target.


    Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    Amid all that, Joel Matip was brought on for Trent Alexander-Arnold.

    Three minutes to go.

    Joel Matip
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    Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    Maybe he made it look more dramatic than it was...

    Brighton look hungry.

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    Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    Danny Mills

    Former England defender on BBC Radio 5 live

    In honesty, that's a save he should make. If he let's that one in, there would be questions.

  16. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    Oh what a save! Talk about producing when it matters...

    Pascal Gross is waiting in the middle of the box as a ball is lofted in invitingly for him to connect with his head.

    He does and it's a good header but Alisson dives low to his left and palms it away for a corner. That's what Liverpool paid for...

  17. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    Mohamed Salah's corner delivery is whipped into the front post where Roberto Firmino is waiting to flick it on.

    It almost dribbles into the back of the net but is cleared off the line just in time!

    Roberto Firmino
  18. CLOSE!

    Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    Liverpool almost seal the deal!

    It's lofted into the box towards Andy Robertson, who is onside, and he lays it off to his opposite full-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.

    The youngster fires an effort towards the bottom corner but it goes just wide!

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    Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

    Daniel Sturridge shrugs off Dale Stephens as he looks for an opening to shoot on the edge of the box.

    But he wastes too much time trying to set himself up and Stephens recovers well to block the effort.