Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion LIVE: Premier League result, final score and reaction

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Follow live coverage as Liverpool face Brighton & Hove Albion in the Premier League today.

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson started his first match for the club in over a month as manager Jurgen Klopp made allowances for the international break in his team selection at home to Brighton.

Luis Diaz, Darwin Nunez and Diogo Jota were all left on the bench as Fabio Carvalho and Roberto Firmino started up front alongside Mohamed Salah. Kostas Tsimikas came in at left-back for the injured Andy Robertson.

New Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi made only one change for his first match and the Seagulls' first in a month with Pervis Estupinan replacing the ill Enock Mwepu.

We will bring you all the action and updates from today's game in the live blog below:

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A draw leaves Liverpool in ninth place in the league while Brighton remain in fourth. Klopp's side will host Ranger during the week in the Champions League before traveling to Arsenal for their next league game. Brighton face third-place Tottenham in their next Premier League fixture.

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The game started at a very fast pace that favoured Brighton as they took the lead after just four minutes. Gross and Welbeck combined in the box before Trossard sent Alexander-Arnold the wrong way and shot into the bottom right corner. Trossard then scored again to double Brighton's lead 14 minutes later. Alexander-Arnold miscontrolled the ball in his own half and lost possession to Caicedo. The midfielder passed to Gross on the edge of the box, who then played Trossard in behind for the Belgian to get his second. Alisson made two huge saves to stop Brighton from running away with the game before Firmino pulled one back for Liverpool following a poor touch from Salah. Firmino then got his second of the game in the 54th minute after chopping the ball past Dunk and slotting it into the corner as Sanchez stood and watched. Liverpool then took the lead as Alexander-Arnold's corner was punched into Webster by his own goalkeeper. Brighton did not give up as Trossard secured his hat-trick as he swung his left foot at the ball following a good cross from Mitoma to make it 3-3 in the 83rd minute.

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FULL-TIME: LIVERPOOL 3-3 BRIGHTON

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Eliott puts in a cross to Nunez in the box, but the striker mistimes his header and it goes over the bar.

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The corner comes in for Liverpool, but Brighton deal with the chance and clear their lines.

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Alexander-Arnold decides to shoot from a free-kick 25 yards away from goal, but effort deflects just wide of the post for a corner.

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Alexander-Arnold gets a yellow card for a poor challenge in his own half.

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Liverpool are pushing hard for a winner here but Brighton are also searching for all three points.

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GOALLLLL!!!! 3-3 TROSSARD HAT-TRICK!!! Trossard scores his third of the game to equalise for Brighton. Mitoma sends a cross across the box, Welbeck leaves the ball to Trossard to shoot and Alisson cannot keep the ball out of the net.

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Salah drives down the right wing and it takes Caicedo three bites at the ball to win it back. Trossard is also back on the pitch.

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Trossard is taken off the pitch by the physios as Brighton are playing with 10 men at the moment.

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Trossard is down and receiving treatment on the pitch.

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Brighton are trying to fight their way back into the game but Liverpool are keeping the ball well and being patient when progressing forward.

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Jota replaces Firmino to lead the Liverpool frontline.

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SAVE! Alisson makes another huge save for Liverpool in this game! Estupinan crosses the ball to the near post and Welbeck flicks it towards goal, but the goalkeeper stops the effort well.

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Mitoma takes Alexander-Arnold on one-on-one and drops him whilst dribbling past towards the touchline. He tries to find Welbeck with a cutback but Matips deals with the pass.

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Liverpool have won 66.7 per cent of duels so far in the second half after only winning 50 per cent in the first 45 minutes.

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Brighton cannot find the rhythm when attacking that gave them the lead in this game. Liverpool are still vulnerable when defending.

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Fabinho tries to find Milner with a lofted pass in behind, but the pass is overhit and goes out for a goal kick.

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Mitoma replaces Gross as Brighton search for an equaliser.

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Brighton are struggling to keep up with the intensity that Liverpool are playing with. They are losing the midfield battles that they were winning in the first half.

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Own goal Adam Harry Webster

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CHANCE! Welbeck has a great chance to score after Estupinan squares the ball towards him, but the striker completely misses the ball with his swinging left leg.

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Elliot replaces Henderson the midfield to add more mobility and pace.

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Milner comes on for Tsimikas at left-back.

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CHANCE! Firmino has the chance to make it a hat-trick, but his open header from six yards out is straight at Sanchez!

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Liverpool continue to grow in confidence as the game goes on. They are passing and moving the ball a lot better than they previously were.

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GOALLLL!!! 2-2 FIRMINO!!! Firmino equalises for Liverpool with his second goal of the day. Liverpool’s front three counter-attack with Diaz dribbling forward on the left side. He plays the ball to Firmino, who chops past Dunk and finishes into the bottom corner.

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Brighton have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games (W7 D3), going down 2-1 at Fulham in August. Taking into account each current side’s last 10 Premier League games, only Tottenham (26) and Manchester City (24) have earned more points than Brighton (23).

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Brighton still look dangerous on the counter-attack but the hosts are refusing to give the ball away cheaply.

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Liverpool are starting this half much better than they did in the first period. Their passing is quicker and more accurate.

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A corner comes in for Liverpool and finds Van Dijk, but the defender heads the ball straight at Sanchez.

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Brighton get the second half underway!

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Brighton will be happy to be in the lead, which is much deserved, but Liverpool have looked much stronger since Firmino's goal in the 33rd minute. The visitors will need to start the second half quickly to avoid early pressure from Liverpool.

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The half started at a very fast pace that favoured Brighton as they took the lead after just four minutes. Gross and Welbeck combined in the box before Trossard sent Alexander-Arnold the wrong way and shot into the bottom right corner. Trossard then scored again to double Brighton's lead 14 minutes later. Alexander-Arnold miscontrolled the ball in his own half and lost possession to Caicedo. The midfielder passed to Gross on the edge of the box, who then played Trossard in behind for the Belgian to get his second. Alisson made two huge saves to stop Brighton from running away with the game before Firmino pulled one back for Liverpool following a poor touch from Salah.

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HALF-TIME: LIVERPOOL 1-2 BRIGHTON

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CHANCE! There is mayhem in the Liverpool box following a low cross from Trossard. Van Dijk stops Gross from shooting while Alisson jumps on the ball, but Brighton players want a penalty. The referee gives nothing.

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Brighton finally get the ball out of their half and they win a free-kick after Trossard's pass to Estupinan is handballed by Salah.

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Liverpool are feeling confident in possession and passing at a good tempo to try and break down the Brighton low block.

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Brighton do not seem as comfortable as they did prior to Liverpool's goal. They are dropping deeper to try and see out the half.

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All four of Roberto Firmino’s Premier League goals for Liverpool this season have come in home games, while all five of his strikes last term came away. He’s been directly involved in eight goals in his last four league appearances at Anfield (four goals, four assists).

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Salah drives the ball forward for Liverpool and takes a shot at goal, but his effort is wild and goes out for a goal kick.

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GOAL DISALLOWED! Firmino puts the ball in the back of the net but Salah was offside in the build-up to the goal. VAR are checking.

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BIG CHANCE! The ball rebounds its way around the Brighton penalty area before falling to Salah. The winger shoots with his right foot but Sanchez saves well with his feet.

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Estupinan receives a yellow card for taking too long to take a throw-in.

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Liverpool progress forward with Thiago and Salah but Brighton force them into playing a long ball which results in the ball ending up with Sanchez.

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Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 26 Premier League games at Anfield (W20 D6), keeping 15 clean sheets in this run. In the 11 games in which they’ve conceded, they’ve conceded the first goal eight times, including each of the last six.

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Brighton are not making it easy for Liverpool to progress through the middle of the pitch. They are forcing the hosts wide and reducing the space available.

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Van Dijk makes a big tackle to stop Gross from scoring a third for Brighton. Trossard drills a low cross into the box but the defender slides the ball behind and out of danger.

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Brighton are continuing to draw Liverpool into their own half before flooding forward on the counter-attack.

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Brighton are looking very dangerous on the counter-attack as Liverpool continue to push players forward in search of an equaliser. They are targeting the areas that Tsimikas and Alexander-Arnold should occupy.

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