On Thursday, two of Liverpool’s top-four rivals faced off at the Amex Stadium
Liverpool are four points behind the Champions League places after a stoppage-time penalty from Alexis MacAllister gave Brighton and Hove Albion a crucial victory over Manchester United.
At the end of the second half, the Reds-linked midfielder sent David de Gea the wrong way, breaking the Red Devils’ rearguard. After an on-field review by Andre Marriner following a handball by Luke Shaw, Roberto De Zerbi’s team was awarded a penalty.
United is fourth, four points ahead of Liverpool with a game in hand. Brighton are sixth, four points behind Liverpool, with two games remaining.
Liverpool has had a difficult season, but they are making a late push for a top-four finish.
The Reds defeated Fulham 1-0 in the Premier League on Wednesday, thanks to Mohamed Salah’s penalty, making it five straight victories in the top flight.
Liverpool has a more favorable schedule than many of their European rivals. They host Brentford on Saturday and have another home game against in-form Aston Villa, as well as trips to Leicester City and Southampton.
On Sunday, United travel to West Ham United, while Brighton host relegation-threatened Everton on Monday.