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Luis Diaz opened Liverpool’s account with a header that saw him receive a heavy blow from goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.

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Liverpool's Luis Diaz, right, scores his side's first goal as Brighton's goalkeeper Robert Sanchez knocks him to the ground

Liverpool's Luis Diaz, right, scores his side's first goal as Brighton's goalkeeper Robert Sanchez knocks him to the ground

Liverpool's Luis Diaz, right, scores his side's first goal as Brighton's goalkeeper Robert Sanchez knocks him to the ground

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp declared himself satisfied with his side's 2-0 win at Brighton, but he he was left with some concerns over the fitness of Mohamed Salah.

The Seagulls had fought back from two goals behind to force a draw at Anfield in October but were unable to launch a similar comeback this time around.

Luis Diaz opened Liverpool’s account with a header that saw him receive a heavy blow from goalkeeper Robert Sanchez in the process. However the subsequent VAR review ruled there was no red card for the goalkeeper.

Mohamed Salah’s second-half penalty put the game beyond the hosts, as the Egyptian forward recorded 20 goals a season for the fourth time in his five years at the Merseyside club.

The big concern for Klopp after the game was an injury for Salah, with the Liverpool boss hopeful it won't keep his star man out of upcoming games.

"We will see, he thinks it's not serious," said Klopp. "You can see when Mo Salah is sitting down something is not 100 per cent right.

"I think it was the situation before when he hit the ball and got blocked.

"I think the foot got slightly overstretched. We have to see."

Salah’s second-half penalty put the game beyond the hosts, as the Egyptian forward recorded 20 goals a season for the fourth time in his five years at the Merseyside club.

"A difficult game, good opponent, needed a few minutes to get into the game. From the moment when we got into the game, we controlled it in a really good way," Klopp said.

"I don’t think you can deny Brighton constantly and completely because of the quality that they have, but we tried well and scored a wonderful goal in a really good situation, could have scored more, good chances from open play situations or from counter-attacking moments, so both.

"Second half started with a good situation for Brighton but then after that we controlled it again, scored a second goal, then in the last two minutes they had a chance that was big but Ali (Alisson Becker) is a world-class goalie, and he should not have to show it in each game, but he showed it again. That’s good and that’s why we have a clean sheet.

"I think we deserved the three points and that’s actually all I’m interested in and I’m happy about most of the things."

Diaz was fortunately able to get to his feet and continue on the field in the aftermath of the goal, but Klopp believes it highlighted problems with the review system.

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"I haven’t seen it back but it’s a very good example of the issues with VAR. The phrase ‘clear and obvious’ is a real problem," added the Liverpool boss.

"Because the phrase ‘clear and obvious’ is not wrong or right – nobody should feel like overturning somebody if the VAR is the team of the refs and not somebody from outside who thinks he might embarrass the ref because it’s his decision…it would help as well."

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