Leandro Trossard scored a hat-trick as Brighton drew with Liverpool at Anfield in a fiercely competitive match to celebrate the hiring of new coach Roberto de Zerbi.
After a slow start against the Reds, who were playing their first Premier League match in 28 days following the international break, the Seagulls quickly took a two-goal lead.
After only four minutes, Trossard scored the first goal when he slammed a Danny Welbeck pass into the bottom corner. Thirteen minutes later, he added a second goal in nearly identical fashion, this time off a Solly March assist.
Before halftime, Roberto Firmino drove through and scored, sparking a comeback for Liverpool that was eventually stopped by the visual assistant referee (VAR) for offside.
Nine minutes after the half, Firmino, a Brazilian, equalized when Luis Diaz, a replacement, found him. Firmino coolly misjudged his defender and then calmly fired from close range.
As a hungry Liverpool kept pressing forward, a third goal was eventually added as Adam Webster turned into his own net while under pressure from Firmino.
The match ball and a point for his team were secured late on by Trossard’s late scoop in at the back post. (BBC).