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Premier league: Liverpool 1-0 Brighton

Short victory but an important one for Liverpool. The Reds won their first three games and take command on the Premier League with nine points. A very good start for coach Klopp and his squad.

Manchester City dropped their first points at Wolverhampton with a 1-1 draw.

LFC coach Klopp comments on the win:

“Nine points after three games, I never heard anything negative about that. That we didn’t concede a goal, nothing negative about that. But if you watch the games you see, and we knew it before the game, and now probably a few more people know it: we still have a lot of work to do.

No problem with that as well. The first half was, I think, like it should be – good mindset, really patient in the right moments, passing around the formation and through the formation, creating moments. And we scored the goal and could have scored more. I don’t think they had a chance in the first half.

And we won the game very deservedly, that’s how it should be. I don’t think 1-0 is a result we had very often since I’ve been in so I’m very happy that we had one because it was the best we could get today. So, all good.

I wouldn’t say we were under pressure, but they had their moments. I think Pep Guardiola said this week the players are not 100 per cent fit and we have exactly the same [thing]. It was clear we will not start slowly and in the end we will show our best. In this moment of the season, we started pretty lively, did exactly the right things.

In the moment the concentration level dropped a little bit, you could see a few really wrong decisions and that gave them the opportunity to use. That is how football is, I can’t remember a perfect football game – and today was not a perfect football game, but it was good enough. We deserved the three points and I think nobody doubts that.”