Caoimhin Kelleher 8
Watched a few efforts sail over and comfortable with the ball at his feet. No chance with the Brighton goal and good saves from Gross and Trossard late on.
Trent Alexander-Arnold 5
Targeted by Brighton in the air up against the height of Burn throughout, which paid off with the winner. Created one chance for Salah.
Nat Phillips 6
Decent defensively in the air and on the ground and kept possession simple but effective.
Jordan Henderson 7
Good ball set up early Salah chance and kept an eye on the tricky Maupay. Held firm as Brighton pressed for a second but needed in midfield now.
Andy Robertson 5
Unable to impose himself much going forward before break and hands full with March. Missed link-up with Mane.
Gini Wijnaldum 6
Plenty of endeavour in the engine room and at least attempted some runs at the massed Brighton ranks. Tired somewhat in second half. Booked and subbed.
Thiago Alcantara 5
Put himself about but passing a bit too safe during opening period. Failed to grasp the initiative properly when Liverpool needed it and disappeared towards end.
James Milner 5
Found some good positions early in first half but quality lacking in delivery, and dropped deeper the long the game progressed.
Mohamed Salah 6
Struck early chance over and looked only dangerous Liverpool player before break. Off target with another chance second half.
Roberto Firmino 5
Gave the ball away far too often before break and forced away from goal by might of Brighton defenders.
Xherdan Shaqiri 4
Very little joy operating on the left and also coughed up possession cheaply. Switch to right second half saw only slight improvement. Subbed.
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Divock Origi (for Shaqiri 64) 4
Barely involved and not exactly encouragingly so when he was.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (for Wijnaldum 64) 5
Sent one effort off target from range but too slow on the ball.
Curtis Jones (for Firmino 79)
On way too late to make a difference.