Pascal Gross struck the net from the penalty spot in stoppage time to force Liverpool to settle for a 1-1 draw at Brighton on Saturday after Diogo Jota’s goal seemed to give Jurgen Klopp’s side the victory.
The video referee (VAR) canceled two goals for Liverpool for offside.
The defending champion leads the competition with 21 points from 10 matches, one point ahead of Tottenham, who visit Chelsea on Sunday.
Aaron Connolly missed an opportunity to give Brighton the lead 10 minutes later when his teammate Niall Mobay pitted him against Liverpool goalkeeper Alison Baker but strangely knocked the ball out of the goal.
Ten minutes later, the homeowner received a penalty kick after Nico Williams interfered on Connolly, but Mobay had hit it off the field.
After surviving twice, it seemed that Liverpool had grabbed the lead when Firmino passed the ball to Mohamed Salah, who netted Matt Ryan. Still, the video referee intervened to count the offside against the Egyptian striker.
Klopp brought on captain Jordan Henderson instead of Williams after the break to boost Liverpool’s confidence.
Robertson passed a ball to Salah, who set it up to Jota to pass by a player and hit the ball into the goal, scoring his ninth goal in all competitions this season.
On Tuesday, Liverpool, who host Ajax in the Champions League, was hit by James Milner’s exit due to a hamstring injury.
Substitute Sadio Mane headed the ball into the net 7 minutes before the end, but the video referee indicated an offside, and Brighton grabbed a late equalizer.
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Source : Agencies