​Liverpool had to survive a late scare in Saturday's 2-1 victory over Brighton, with the Seagulls capitalising on Alisson's second-half red card to pull a goal back and pressing hard for an equaliser in the final minutes.

Brighton manager Graham Potter spoke of his pride in their performance on Saturday, before revealing his thoughts on why Jurgen Klopp's side have made such an impressive start to the Premier League season.


As quoted by ​The Echo, Potter praised the Reds in his post-match comments, saying: "There are no weaknesses with Liverpool, that's the truth.

"Congratulations to Liverpool, you can see why they are a top team. We put a lot into the game against a top, top team."

​Brighton started the game slowly and found themselves two goals down after Virgil van Dijk's brace in the opening 25 minutes, but had Liverpool on the ropes in the closing stages - much to their manager's delight. 

Potter added: "We started the game okay but not good enough to really be how we want to be, there wasn't much in the game but two set-plays made the scoreline 2-0.

"You could sense there were times Anfield had to get behind their team. Big credit to our players for that. I enjoyed the game and wanted it to carry on, to be honest."

Lewis Dunk

A breath of fresh air for Seagulls fans, Potter's front-foot approach and strong start to life in East Sussex have earned him plenty of plaudits and a contract extension until 2025. But it was the positivity and endeavour of his players that impressed him against ​Liverpool.

He added: "We showed a lot of courage against a really, really good team. Any break from them is dangerous. There is lots to be positive about but I'm disappointed. It wasn't to be. We are very proud of the effort and proud of what we do."