Liverpool’s recent woes at Anfield continued as Brighton recorded a shock 1-0 win over the Premier League champions on Wednesday night.
It was Brighton’s first win at the home of the Reds since 1984.
Steven Alzate was the hero for Brighton as his 5th minute goal sealed all three points for his side.
Alzate benefitted when a ball into the box could not be cleared by Nathaniel Phillips as he pounced to put it in the back of the net.
Liverpool are in fourth position on 40 points and are seven points behind Manchester City who are top.
At Villa Park, Manchester United on-loan forward Jesse Lingard scored twice on his West Ham debut as the Hammers beat Aston Villa 3-1 to strengthen their top-six hopes.
Lingard – making his first Premier League start in 13 months – netted West Ham’s second with a thunderous effort after 56 minutes.
And the 28-year-old doubled his tally in the closing stages after Villa keeper Emiliano Martinez failed to hold on to his strike.
Midfielder Tomas Soucek had put the visitors 1-0 up, finishing off Said Benrahma’s pass in the 51st minute.
Ollie Watkins gave Villa a glimmer of hope, making it 2-1 with nine minutes remaining, before Lingard’s second wrapped up the points for the Hammers.
And at Elland Road, Everton secured a hardfought 2-1 win against Leeds United.
Everton have now won four consecutive top-flight away games for the first time since December 1985.
Gylfi Sigurdsson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin had put Everton 2-0 ahead before Raphinha pulled one back for Leeds.
In action for Everton was Alex Iwobi who was in the starting eleven before making way three minutes to end of the game.
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