Graham Potter described Liverpool as the best team on the planet before bringing it back to Earth.
Jurgen Klopp’s side looked back on their best at the top of the title after their 5-0 victory over Watford and arch-rival Manchester United.
But after impressing before the game about the quality of the Reds, Potter’s side curbed Liverpool’s egos by reclaiming it with two goals.
In the first twenty minutes, the Reds were able to start where they left off at Old Trafford as Jordan Henderson and Sadio Mane shocked the Seagull.
But by the end of the second half, Liverpool were on the edge of the penalty area defending a point, with goals from Enoch Mwepo and Leandro Trossard equalizing the score.
Despite the score, Liverpool will continue to reach for the stars as their undefeated start to the season has been preserved.
As for Brighton, it was the result they deserved after recent performances.
Graham Potter seems to be every coach’s best companion after winning the plaudits of Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp for weeks on end.
But after bore’s draw with Norwich and Arsenal as well as Manchester City’s win, the Seagulls chief will know those compliments will soon fade if his side fail to bear the fruits of their labour.
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No win has been achieved so far in five games, but his team could host Newcastle next week knowing their potential.
Klopp made only two changes from United’s defeat last week with Curtis Jones entering midfield and Sadio Mane getting the nod on Diogo Jota.
Eyebrows rose as scorer Neil Maupai was left off the bench, with Potter Trussard left to lead the squad.
But more importantly, Yves Bissoma has been reinstated for the first time since his arrest earlier this month.
But Potter’s decision to turn things around came when Brighton missed a perfect opportunity to move forward.
Trossard’s reverse pass put Sully Marsh behind Liverpool’s defense and the midfielder was playing all the time in the world before firing straight at Alisson.
But the away team was interrupted by a long diagonal pass from Virgil van Dijk to Mo Salah in Henderson’s early opener.
Al-Masry dominated before the Kobe captain was dismissed to strike Robert Sanchez from the edge of the penalty area.
Henderson’s celebration was clear to all, as it was his first goal at Anfield in more than two years.
Naby Keita’s shock recovery from Paul Pogba’s horror intervention last week took just a quarter of an hour as Klopp forced an early change.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain took his place and wasted no time in swaying in front of Cope.
The English midfielder hit a superb cross to the back post to return Mane to the net for the second time.
After experiencing a shock, the blood-red Reds grumbled in the same way when they put United and Watford to the sword that they relentlessly pressed.
Mane would have had a second had VAR not spare Sanchez a howl after the Senegalese winger managed to get into the back of the net after hitting his arm.
But Mwepu cut the deficit in half before the break by opening his Seagulls account with Alem.
The Zambian hit a high ball over Alisson’s head and into the net from 25 yards.
The two teams maintained their high energy after the start of the second half, as Salah scored a goal for offside and Adam Lallana scored a goal.
But Liverpool fell apart and were punished after Trossard hit the equalizer at the near post.
And it would have been worse for Klopp’s side had he not raised the Belgian BK flag minutes later.
Salah twisted and turned but his series of ten goals came to an end.
The final test of Liverpool’s credentials will be in January when Salah and Mane travel to the Africa Cup of Nations.
Because with that performance Klopp will know without them it can be very cold winters on Merseyside.