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Liverpool’s best and worst players in win over Brighton

Through a combination of Manchester City and Arsenal’s dour 0-0 draw at the Etihad Stadium and their own 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield, Liverpool were able to retake the lead in the Premier League title race.

The Reds now sit two points clear of Arsenal and three clear of Man City heading into the final nine gamweeks of the season, making the dream end to Jurgen Klopp’s Reds tenure even more of a possiblity than ever before.

So who were the players who helped Liverpool on their way to the top of the table on Sunday?

Here’s their best and worst players in the win over Brighton, courtesy of 90min’s esteemed player ratings.

Alexis Mac Allister: 9/10

Alexis Mac Allister

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Generally, players who face off against their former club tend to up their levels to show them what they’ve been missing.

And that’s exactly what Alexis Mac Allister did on Sunday against Brighton.

The Argentine was in superb form against his former club, dictating the tempo of the game and creating chances for his teammates seemingly at will throughout the 90 minutes.

One of the five opportunities he’d created would result in his team’s winning goal when he coolly slid the ball through the heart of the Brighton defence and into the path of Mohamed Salah, who made no mistake with his subsequent finish.

Honourable mention

Mohamed Salah: 8/10

As he so often is, Salah was the match-winner for Liverpool on Sunday at Anfield.

The Egyptian was a constant thorn in Brighton’s side during the game, having a whopping 12 pops at goal during the game – one of which sent Liverpool top of the Premier League table.

Darwin Nunez: 6/10

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Not quite at his best / PAUL ELLIS/GettyImages

Considering the fact that Jurgen Klopp hailed the performance from his side as their best ever against Roberto De Zerbi’s Brighton, it’s fair to say that no one played particularly bad in a red jersey on Sunday.

If we had to pick a ‘worst player’ though it’d be Darwin Nunez.

While Salah and Luis Diaz were constant threats up top, the Uruguayan didn’t cause too many problems for the Brighton backline and was a lot less of an active agent in the final third than he usually is.

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