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BrightonBrighton & Hove Albion
1-3
LiverpoolLiverpool
Trossard (45')
Lamptey (85')
FT(HT: 1-2)
Salah (6', 76'), Henderson (8')
Williams (41'), Mane (62'), Fabinho (78'), Gomez (89')

Liverpool waiting to discover extent of Jordan Henderson knee injury

Liverpool waiting to discover extent of Jordan Henderson knee injury
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Jurgen Klopp's runaway champions require a further nine points from their remaining four fixtures to surpass 100 points.

Jurgen Klopp faces an anxious wait to discover the extent of Jordan Henderson's knee injury after Liverpool boosted their hopes of smashing the Premier League points record by beating Brighton.

Mohamed Salah's double and a fine curling strike from captain Henderson earned Wednesday evening's 3-1 south coast success, the Reds' 30th top-flight win of a remarkable campaign.

Klopp's runaway champions require a further nine points from their remaining four fixtures to surpass the 100 points Manchester City accrued two seasons ago.

However, victory at the Amex Stadium came at a cost as Henderson limped off late on due to an apparent knee problem, with his manager braced for bad news.

Asked about the injury, Reds boss Klopp said: "I don't know, honestly. I didn't see the situation back on the pitch but I know that it will not be nothing, probably.

"That's how it is but we have to wait, I cannot say more."

Liverpool looked like making light work of lowly Brighton after Salah and recalled midfielder Henderson each netted during a blistering opening eight minutes on the rain-soaked south coast.

But the visitors were made to dig deep after the Seagulls deservedly halved the deficit just before the break through Leandro Trossard.

Reds top scorer Salah eventually made the game safe 14 minutes from time by heading home his 19th league goal of another prolific campaign, keeping the Merseyside club on track for a record-breaking points haul going into fixtures against Burnley, Arsenal, Chelsea and Newcastle.

Klopp insists it is premature to be considering surpassing the achievement of Pep Guardiola's City side.

"What can I say? When I think about the next four opponents and think we will get 12, 10, or whatever points, I can't do that," said the German.

"How could I assume we could get all these points?

"When I think about 92 points, I think how could we get 97 last year (finishing second), it's unbelievable.

"First and foremost you have to fight for the three points. That's the mother and the father of each win that you really work hard for it, and the boys did that again, that's great."

Albion remain nine points clear of the relegation zone, albeit having played a game more than both 18th-placed Aston Villa and second-bottom Bournemouth.

Seagulls boss Graham Potter, whose side host Manchester City on Saturday, will not toast survival until it is mathematically assured.

"We know that we have to keep fighting for points. We're not celebrating or safe, we're going to keep fighting," he said.

"(We have to) focus on the next match, which is another really difficult game but that's the Premier League."

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3Manchester UnitedMan Utd381812866363066
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5Leicester CityLeicester381881267412662
6Tottenham HotspurSpurs3816111161471459
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9Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd381412123939054
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12Everton381310154456-1249
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14Crystal Palace381110173150-1943
15Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton38914153954-1541
16West Ham UnitedWest Ham38109194962-1339
17Aston Villa3898214167-2635
RBournemouth3897224065-2534
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