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Klopp: Nothing negative seeing Liverpool top of table!

Liverpool are top of the table after their 1-0 win over Brighton.

Mohamed Salah extended his extraordinary goalscoring run at Anfield as Liverpool went top of the Premier League for the first time since November 2016 with a disjointed 1-0 win over Brighton.

Salah's precision strike, his 29th in as many home matches since joining the club, was all it required, curling a low shot inside the far post in the 23rd minute.

Reds boss Jurgen Klopp said of leading the Premier League: "Apart from that it's not an interesting moment in the season to be top of the table, no. No problem with that. Nine points after three games, I never heard anything negative about that.

"That we didn't concede a goal, nothing negative about that. But if you watch the games you see, and we knew it before the game, and now probably a few more people know it: we still have a lot of work to do. No problem with that as well. The first half was, I think, like it should be – good mindset, really patient in the right moments, passing around the formation and through the formation, creating moments. And we scored the goal and could have scored more. I don't think they had a chance in the first half.

"But then there was half-time and after half-time we didn't do exactly the same, the boys changed a little bit and it was not the best idea. We didn't show the same patience anymore to play it around. Immediately the start was a bit more open, it looked like a more open game, there was absolutely no need for that. Then we controlled it again, that's good, and then in the last 10 minutes, I'm not sure, they had their moments because we started passing through an area where there was no space so we lost these balls.

"We had to run, they wanted to run and they had their chances. Alisson had to make a big save – nice. Good for him and good for us."

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