There was a new record crowd at the Amex today of 30,634. The Brighton & Hove Albion supporters were singing all the way to the final whistle despite the difficult result. The fans at the Amex were pushing the team on when Glenn Murray scored the penalty and gave the players some belief. Chris Hughton’s side have used their support to their advantage this season, with the Liverpool defeat only their second loss at home this campaign.
Strength in depth
Jose Izquierdo sparked some life into the Brighton attack off the bench. The Colombian caused Trent Alexander-Arnold a number of problems when he came on with his devastating pace. Izquierdo has had an excellent start to his Brighton career and Hughton will be hoping he can carry on his form against Huddersfield Town and Burnley in the next two games.
Murray back in the goals
Glenn Murray was back on the scoresheet after not scoring in his last three matches. The 34-year-old showed his composure from the penalty spot to give his side a fighting chance. That goal was Murray’s fifth of the season and should give him some confidence going into the busy winter schedule. The Seagulls will be looking for him to add to his tally in the coming weeks.
Making his first home league start of the season, Izzy Brown impressed on the wide left of the Albion midfield. Brown had some really bright moments, which included creating Brighton's best chance of the first half. He beat Trent Alexander-Arnold before cutting back to Glenn Murray who fired wide.The England U20 international also provided a number of dangerous crosses in the second half which troubled the Liverpool defence. Brighton supporters will be hoping to see more of this from Izzy throughout the rest of the season.
Landmarks for experienced Seagulls
Despite the result, it was still a landmark day for two Albion players.Dale Stephens was making his 300th career league start, an admirable milestone for our midfielder. Evergreen captain Bruno was also making his 200th Seagulls appearances, which was also his 200th start for the club.Their experience will be vital in picking the squad back up again ahead of next weekend's trip to Huddersfield Town.