Angry Joel Matip slams Liverpool players after Brighton draw

Joel Matip was furious with Liverpool’s display as Jurgen Klopp’s team were held to a 3-3 draw with Brighton at Anfield on Saturday.

The 31-year-old defender played 90 minutes and was on the pitch for all three of Brighton’s goals.

Leandro Trossard brace handed the visitors an unlikely 2-0 lead but Liverpool battled back to lead 3-2 after a double from Roberto Firmino and Adam Webster’s own goal.

But Trossard scored in the 83rd minute to complete his hat-trick and secure an important point for Roberto De Zerbi’s side in the Italian’s first game in charge of the club.

The draw, plus Saturday’s other results, sees Liverpool move down to ninth, with thd Redz winning just two of their opening seven top-flight matches.

It is a dramatic slump for Liverpool, who have dominated English football in recent seasons along with Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Liverpool were close to achieving an unprecedented quadruple last campaign but missed out on the Premier League title by a single point on the last day and lost the Champions League final to Real Madrid.

‘Absolutely not happy,’ Matip said after the draw with Brighton. ‘Not a good performance. Brighton played really well and made our life quite hard.

‘It wasn’t our game and it started from the beginning. We have to improve. ‘It was better but we are still not happy with our performance, especially at home. We expect more from ourselves.

‘It’s great, even in not a good game for us, he [Roberto Firmino] scores. That’s brilliant. ‘He [Alisson] was there to save our backs again and hopefully he does not have as many saves to make in the future.

‘I don’t care who is coming, we just have to step up and do better.’

Liverpool return to action on Tuesday when they host Scottish side Rangers in the Champions League.

Their next Premier League game comes on October 9 when they travel to the Emirates to face league leaders Arsenal.

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