Jurgen Klopp aims for double touchline, while Andy Robertson’s departure is postponed

Moments you might not have seen during Sunday’s Premier League match between Liverpool and Brighton

Part By means ofIan Doyle, Liverpool FC’s chief writer Bookmark Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp on the touchline during the Premier League match at Brighton & Hove Albion on 8 October 2023

Liverpool ended a tough run of Premier League games with a hard-earned draw against Brighton on Sunday.

Mohamed Salah’s lightning double canceled out Simon Adingra’s opener before Lew’s smash leveled the scores as the Reds found themselves in a 2-2 stalemate.

The result means Jurgen Klopp’s men enter the second international break of the season in fourth place, just two points behind leaders Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal.

But there were plenty that went unnoticed or under the radar during the 90 minutes at the AMEX Stadium.

Trent was focused Klopp felt the need to tell Brighton colleague Roberto De Zerbi to calm down in a sometimes difficult second half. 

But  that  didn’t  stopt Liverpool manager from letting off steam on the touchline.

And it was Trent Alexander-Arnold, unlucky enough to be the player closest to the bench, who felt the full force of his manager’s ire after Salah’s through ball went wide of goal.

Klopp didn’t give up, with Alexander-Arnold targeted for further, er, advice before being replaced shortly afterwards. Presumably to rest his poor ears.

The Zerbi gesture it was a mixed bag for Alexis Mac Allister on his first return to Brighton following his summer move to Liverpool, with a late assist for the hosts’ first goal and then a share in the Reds’ equaliser.

But there was no doubting the affection with which Seagulls fans treated their former favourite.

And Brighton manager De Zerbi made a point after the final whistle by hugging the Argentine tightly and then inviting the home crowd to show their appreciation for him.

They responded accordingly.Robertson the unpreparedAfter the match there was a rush in the Liverpool dressing room, with most of the players immediately jetting off across the world to join their respective national teams for the international break.

And one of the players who rushed more than the others was Andy Robertson, one of the players selected for a post-match drugs test.

After a bit of walking up and down and, presumably, a lot of drinks, Robertson was able to do what was necessary before storming off as one of the last remaining Reds on the South Coast.

Could it be who?He was the ultimate example of crying. And it worked for the local press when Solly March kicked a free kick in the final quarter of the match.

“I’m not sure why people get emotional, Brighton never score from set pieces,” said the veteran journalist, to some dismay from the ECHO’s roving writers. 

Indeed a few seconds later the ball was in the Liverpool net. Next time we’ll ask him if he thinks we’ll ever have a chance of winning the lottery…

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