Liverpool fans hail ‘magic’ Luis Diaz as ‘ridiculous’ refereeing strikes again – Liverpool FC

Luis Diaz once again stood out as Liverpool left Brighton with a 2-0 victory, a valuable win in the title race. But it was a match that should have been played against 10 men.

The Reds were on the road for the first time in nearly a month in the Premier League, with Brighton as hosts as Klopp’s side again looked to put pressure on Man City.

And while Brighton came out of the traps the brighter of both sides, another assist from Joel Matip paved the way for Luis Diaz’s second goal as Red.

But the controversy died down as Robert Sanchez escaped punishment for a reckless tackle, with no yellow or red card waved in a mind-boggling decision from the officials.

Mohamed Salah added the second from the penalty spot to take his league tally to 20 for the fourth time in his Liverpool career, before he was struck down.

The 2-0 win was the eighth in a row for Klopp’s side and keeps the wheels rolling to achieve the ultimate goal this season, and the fans had plenty to say on social media:

That included more praise for a certain Diaz…

And the lack of a red card was a big talking point…

The trip to the south coast was another potential banana peel for the Reds, but they avoided it with a timely goal in each half – although it certainly could have been more.

Klopp was happily screaming for his players to pass at the crucial moment and goal difference could have taken a bigger boost, but the most important stat was Brighton 0, Liverpool 2.

The win crucially keeps Liverpool on City’s heels ahead of their Monday night game, and Alisson played a key role late in the play for his 19th clean sheet of the season. Now to Arsenal we go.

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