Alisson's late red card made for a nervy end to the game, but Liverpool got over the line and secured all three points in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Brighton at Anfield.

That win opened up a 11-point gap over their nearest title rivals Leicester and Manchester City - a chasm created by Liverpool's unbeaten start to the season and recent ability to grind out results when not playing at their best.

As a result, as noted by ​Opta, Liverpool are now undefeated in 31 top-flight games, equalling their longest run that was set between May 1987 and March 1988.

​​Jurgen Klopp has created an air of invincibility among the Reds, guiding his team to 26 victories and five draws since their last loss - which came on January 3rd as Manchester City defeated Liverpool 2-1 at the Etihad.

​Liverpool finished just a point and place behind the Citizens in last season's Premier League title race, with a knack for drawing games (seven in total) part of the reason they missed out on lifting the trophy for the first time.

The Reds seem intent on rectifying that this season and have dropped points just once, drawing 1-1 with Manchester United at Old Trafford, while their win against Brighton comes just a week after they ground out an unconvincing victory at Crystal Palace.

Home form has been at the heart of Klopp's quest for a maiden Premier League title, with the defeat of Brighton meaning the Reds have reached 14 consecutive home wins in the competition.

Virgil van Dijk

Virgil van Dijk was Liverpool's goal-scoring hero against the Seagulls, benefiting from two excellent ​Trent Alexander-Arnold deliveries to bag a brace - this meant that the pair continued their excellent respective records for contributing to Reds' goals.

Since the start of the 2018/19 season, no player can claim to have provided more Premier League assists than Alexander-Arnold and the full-back has contributed 17 in that time. Van Dijk, meanwhile, is the highest scoring defender with seven goals during the same period.