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Joel Matip insists Liverpool ‘should be higher’ after Brighton draw

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Joel Matip admitted Liverpool should begin to carry out higher after they have been held to a 3-3 draw by Brighton at Anfield on Saturday.

Two early strikes from Leandro Trossard had the visiting Seagulls 2-0 up throughout the opening 18 minutes earlier than Roberto Firmino pulled one again earlier than half time.

One other strike from the Brazilian had the Reds again on stage phrases earlier than a calamitous personal aim from Adam Webster – not helped by goalkeeper Robert Sanchez’s flappy tried clearance – put Jurgen Klopp’s aspect forward.

Nevertheless, Brighton stayed within the contest and earned a completely deserved level in Roberto De Zerbi’s first match as supervisor after succeeding Graham Potter when Trossard transformed on the again stick for his hat trick.

Matip mentioned: “Brighton performed actually good, began very well. We did not come by means of they usually made our life fairly exhausting. The second half was an enchancment, however our expectations are larger than this.”

When requested what positives might be taken, the previous Schalke defender added: “I am unsure about this. We might be glad in regards to the one level as a result of Brighton actually performed good. However we simply should be higher, begin higher and present our high quality.

“There are a number of video games and a number of factors to win, and we have now to make use of the time and get again on observe once more.”

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The outcome was Liverpool‘s fourth attract seven Premier League video games to this point this season, leaving them ninth and 11 factors behind present leaders Arsenal having performed a sport fewer.

They return to Champions League motion on Tuesday after they host Rangers in Group A, the place they’re three factors behind desk toppers Napoli.

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