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Liverpool hit five before record crowd at Brighton

2 Dec 2017
Brighton & Hove Albion v Liverpool

Firmino scores twice as Can and Coutinho also weigh in with goals in Reds' 5-1 win on south coast

Liverpool handed Brighton & Hove Albion their first home defeat since the opening day of the season with a 5-1 victory before a record crowd at Amex Stadium.

There were 30,364 fans present to witness a sublime away display helped by Roberto Firmino's double.

Emre Can opened the scoring on the half-hour with a header from Philippe Coutinho’s corner.

Within 80 seconds Coutinho’s cross was angled in by Firmino from six yards.

Mohamed Salah teed up Firmino on the counter-attack for the Brazilian striker to find the top corner on 48 minutes.

Glenn Murray dispatched a penalty for the hosts three minutes later, but Jurgen Klopp’s men clinched three points thanks to Coutinho's free-kick and Lewis Dunk’s own goal.

Liverpool climb into the top four, with Arsenal losing to Manchester United in the late kick-off. Brighton drop to 11th.

See: Brighton reportLiverpool report

Next fixtures

Brighton: 9 Dec v Huddersfield (A)
Liverpool: 10 Dec v Everton (H)

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