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Liverpool winners, losers and ratings as Firmino fires but Alexander-Arnold struggles under the spotlight

Few teams do drama quite like Liverpool, but for once it was the home fans left floored by a late strike at Anfield.

Jurgen Klopp’s side looked to have given their season the shot in the arm it needed on Saturday, only for Leandro Trossard to burst their bubble with a late equaliser, as Brighton secured a remarkable 3-3 draw.

Trossard became only the third visiting player in Premier League history to score a hat-trick away to Liverpool, following in the footsteps of Peter Ndlovu for Coventry in 1995 and Andrey Arshavin for Arsenal in 2009. 

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The Belgian gave Brighton a 2-0 lead inside the first 18 minutes, but Liverpool hit back strongly with Roberto Firmino scoring either side of half-time.

Adam Webster’s unfortunate own goal looked to have won it for the home side, but Trossard had the final say, slamming home with seven minutes remaining to ensure Roberto De Zerbi’s reign as manager began in positive fashion, and with a positive result.

For Liverpool, however, it is two more dropped points in a season which promised so much but has so far delivered little except disappointment.