Sadio Mane 'proud' of Liverpool milestone in Brighton win

Sadio Mane 'proud' of Liverpool milestone in Brighton win

Salah has won three penalties in the last month, with Arsenal and Newcastle fans complaining about the Egyptian going down too easily in the box.

After suffering their first loss in the league to champions Manchester City followed by an FA Cup third-round exit at the hands of Wolves, it was vital for Liverpool to stop the blip from turning into a rut at the Amex Stadium on Saturday.

The Brazilian midfielder lined up alongside Virgil van Dijk as Liverpool claimed a 1-0 win at Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday and put on an assured performance as Klopp's side kept a clean sheet.

"He's not that type of player", said the Scotland worldwide. They still appealed. It's a bit of desperation'. "To have a good footballer in that position when you have the ball is great".

Asked if Gross was on Jurgen Klopp's radar, he said: "Not really, I have to say".

"It was not one attack after another, we had the ball most of the time".

The summer signing managed to thwart Glenn Murray, while Mohamed Salah scored a second-half victor to leave Liverpool FC with a seven-point advantage over Manchester City ahead of the defending champions' home clash against Wolves on Monday night.

"I've not seen this Brighton one back but it's a no-brainer really for the referee".

While Klopp's men could not replicate the "Harlem Globetrotters" on their travels, the German was delighted with their "most mature performance of the season" as Liverpool emerged 1-0 victors at Brighton in a tightly contested game that had precious few chances.

"The two Brighton games have been massive for us because we have not been at our best", he said. Whoever wins the league will look back on some games and go "do you know what, we probably weren't at our best there, and that was probably one that helped us turn one point into three or zero into one".