Brighton defeated Liverpool, the FA Cup champions, 2-1.
Liverpool’s miserable season took another hit on Sunday when the defending FA Cup champions were eliminated at Brighton by a score of 2-1.
The Seagulls advanced to the fifth round thanks to Kaoru Mitoma’s excellent stoppage time control and finish.
Harvey Elliott gave Liverpool the lead at the Amex, but they have now only won once in their previous six games.
Before the half, Lewis Dunk pulled Brighton even, and they earned the victory Mitoma’s flash of brilliance handed them.
In the 92nd minute, the Japanese winger received Pervis Estupinan’s cross with a cushion before flicking the ball over Joe Gomez and shooting high past Alisson Becker.
Last year, Jurgen Klopp’s team was just one win away from a historic quadruple, which would have included their first FA Cup victory in 16 years.
After a second loss on the south coast in 15 days, Klopp is still looking for solutions to stop his team’s downturn.
The 3-0 victory by Brighton in their most recent meeting, according to the German, was his poorest managerial effort.
At least this time, Liverpool fought back, and Mohamed Salah will regret missing two significant early opportunities.
At least the Egyptian contributed to Liverpool’s goal by releasing Elliott, whose shot was too powerful for Steele to stop.
Tariq Lamptey’s thunderous strike was diverted by Dunk past the defenseless Alisson nine minutes into Brighton’s response.
The home team was missing Moises Caicedo after the Ecuadorian tried to pressure an Arsenal transfer on social media on Friday.
Leandro Trossard, a hat-trick-maker against Liverpool earlier in the season, has already left Brighton for the Gunners this month.
But their absences did not appear, as Liverpool was permitted to coast for the whole of the second half.
Due to their challenges on Evan Ferguson and Alexis MacAllister, Ibrahima Konate and Fabinho were incredibly fortunate to avoid receiving a red card.
Mitoma’s creative cross was brilliantly saved by Alisson, who pushed himself in front of Solly March, while Konate blocked Ferguson by doing the same.
However, Brighton’s sustained pressure was finally rewarded when Mitoma scored his fourth goal in six contests.