Brighton and Hove Albion came back from two goals down to claim a point against Liverpool on Saturday afternoon at Anfield.

Jordan Henderson gave the hosts the lead with a brilliant, whipped strike before Sadio Mane doubled the tally with a free header.

Enock Mwepu then scored a stunning goal to grab a goal back before half time. He may not have meant it but his lofted effort from long range beat Alisson who scrambled back to his line.

Just after the hour mark, Leandro Trossard levelled the scores with a composed finish. The Belgian picked up the ball in the box, beat Andrew Robertson and slotted the ball into the bottom corner.

The comeback means that Brighton are now unbeaten in three games against Liverpool. The Seagulls drop down to sixth but will be happy with their result, whereas Liverpool see Chelsea move further ahead at the top of the table.

October 30, 2021 at 12:29 PM EDT
That's all for this live coverage of Liverpool vs Brighton!

We were treated to a great game full of action at Anfield and I've enjoyed covering the game today. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did! Once again, thanks for following along.
October 30, 2021 at 12:26 PM EDT
Liverpool let a two goal lead slip for the first time since 2016 this afternoon. Jurgen Klopp won't be happy with his team for dropping two points that should have been there's after failing to wrap up the game.
250 – Today was the 250th time Liverpool have led a Premier League home game by at least two goals, but only the sixth time they’ve failed to go on and win and third time under Jürgen Klopp (also against Sunderland in February 2016 and Newcastle in April 2016). Slip.
October 30, 2021 at 12:21 PM EDT
Graham Potter will be delighted with his team's performance and the result this afternoon.

The Brighton boss spoke to the media after the game: "It's a fantastic performance, the players deserve all the credit," he said. " They've played with such courage and intensity, it was a fantastic game of football.

"Both teams went at it, we were toe-to-toe. It's a point for us and a performance we can build on.

"There's a nice belief in the team, a nice togetherness and resilience. They believe in each other. I'm really pleased because they put so much into that game today."
October 30, 2021 at 11:55 AM EDT
Brighton are now unbeaten in three games against Liverpool after coming away from Anfield with a point this afternoon.

Graham Potter will be extremely happy with the way his side have performed. The visitors caused problems throughout and defended well in the second half to keep the score at 2-2.

Liverpool drop points in the title race and will be disappointed to let their two goal lead slip. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane had a goal disallowed with the former not scoring for the first time in 11 games.

Jurgen Klopp's side are now three points behind Chelsea in second place, whereas, Brighton drop down one place to sixth and below Arsenal.
October 30, 2021 at 11:51 AM EDT
90' Liverpool 2-2 Brighton

There was a huge claim for a penalty for handball in the area, however, Mike Dean waves away all appeals.
October 30, 2021 at 11:46 AM EDT
87' Liverpool 2-2 Brighton

Curtis Jones comes off for Takumi Minamino.
October 30, 2021 at 11:45 AM EDT
86' Liverpool 2-2 Brighton

We're into the final stages at Anfield and both sides are pushing for a winner. Liverpool are applying pressure but are having to remain cautious with Lamptey's pace on the counter-attack helping the visitors to exploit the space in behind.
October 30, 2021 at 11:38 AM EDT
78' Liverpool 2-2 Brighton

Liverpool have made a change and brought on Diogo Jota for Firmino.
October 30, 2021 at 11:36 AM EDT
76' Liverpool 2-2 Brighton

Both sets of fans applaud as Lallana is withdrawn. He is replaced by Pascal Gross

October 30, 2021 at 11:35 AM EDT
75' Liverpool 2-2 Brighton

Almost a third for Brighton! The ball was in the back of the net and the comeback was complete but Trossard is denied by the offside flag.

October 30, 2021 at 11:26 AM EDT
66' Liverpool 2-2 Brighton

Straight after the goal, Jakub Moder is brought off for Tariq Lamptey.
October 30, 2021 at 11:25 AM EDT
65' Liverpool 2-2 Brighton

Brighton have levelled it! It's Leandro Trossard who has made it 2-2!

The Belgian is composed in the box, beats Robertson and smashes the ball into the bottom corner. It's well deserved for the visitors who have been really impressive this afternoon.
October 30, 2021 at 11:20 AM EDT
60' Liverpool 2-1 Brighton

Graham Potter has made his first change of the game. Yves Bissouma has been replaced by Alexis MacAllister.
October 30, 2021 at 11:19 AM EDT
Enock Mwepu pulled a goal back right at the end of the half for Brighton with a stunning effort.
Magic from Mwepu. 💫 #LIVBHA pic.twitter.com/dV3UCuLZvi
October 30, 2021 at 11:09 AM EDT
49' Liverpool 2-1 Brighton

Adam Lallana almost scores the visitor's second against his former club but his left-footed shot is saved well by the legs of Alisson.

Brighton are creating plenty of chances once again so Liverpool need to be careful that they don't let their lead slip.
October 30, 2021 at 11:07 AM EDT
48' Liverpool 2-1 Brighton

This time it's Mo Salah that is denied a goal. Mane turns provider and slides in Salah, who rounds Sanchez and taps into the empty net but the flag is up for offside.
October 30, 2021 at 11:04 AM EDT
46' Liverpool 2-1 Brighton

The players are back out on the pitch and the second half is underway.
October 30, 2021 at 10:50 AM EDT
What a brilliant half of football that was!

It has been end to end at Anfield. Brighton have been impressive when on the ball, causing the hosts plenty of problems and they could well be level if they had been able to finish their chances.

Liverpool will be happy to have the lead at the break. They've looked extremely quick on the counter and that's how they've made almost all their opportunities.

Although, despite the score, Klopp will no doubt be disappointed to have let Brighton in so many times and will be asking for improvement in the second half.
October 30, 2021 at 10:43 AM EDT
41' Liverpool 2-1 Brighton

Brighton have one back! They've done it in spectacular fashion as well.

Enock Mwepu whips a superb effort past Alisson from a long way out. I'm sure he'll claim it be a shot but it looks very much to be a cross!

October 30, 2021 at 10:37 AM EDT
35' Liverpool 2-0 Brighton

The visitors have got away with one there! They try to pass it out from the back and get caught out.

Robert Sanchez receives the ball almost on the goal line, is tackled by Sadio Mane, and the ball rolls over the line.

However, to spare Brighton's blushes, the goal is ruled out for a handball after it bounced into the net off Mane's arm.

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