Reigning European champions Liverpool have equaled their unbeaten run in the league after the win over Brighton and Hove Albion earlier this weekend.
Liverpool had the opportunity to equal their record league unbeaten run of 31 games against Brighton and they were able to achieve that target with the 2-1 home win over the Seagulls.
The Premier League leaders scored two goals in the first through a pair of headers from center-back Virgil Van Dijk who profited from two excellent deliveries off the boot of Liverpool right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold.
Liverpool were crushing to victory until the moment of madness from goalkeeper Alisson Becker who stopped a goalscoring opportunity with his hands outside the box.
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The Brazilian international shot-stopper received his marching orders as a result and Liverpool had to sub off Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain for his deputy Adrian.
Brighton scored from the resulting freekick after skipper Lewis Dunk caught out the substitute goalkeeper.
Liverpool eventually held on for the nervy win to open an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.
The Reds have 40 points from the 14 league games played this season, while defending champions and nearest challengers Manchester City are on 29 points.
Leicester City are also on 29 points but are in third place due to inferior goal difference but they can close the gap on Liverpool to eight points with a win over Everton later this weekend.