Jake Paul has been giving his verdict on Liverpool’s thrilling 3-3 draw against Brighton earlier today after his initial prediction of a comfortable win went badly wrong.
The Reds fought back from 2-0 down, with a Roberto Firmino brace cancelling out two Leandro Trossard strikes before Adam Webster’s unfortunate own-goal. Jurgen Klopp’s side were back to their fighting best but fell victim to a third Trossard goal with just seven minutes remaining.
Belgian forward Trossard had the Seagulls 2-0 up just 17 minutes into Roberto de Zerbi’s reign, and they were looking good value for the scoreline – contrary to Paul’s pre-match prediction, with the boxer tweeting: “Today The Big Red Machine gets back on track. Liverpool dominates Brighton. Mark my words.”
But Firmino – whose inclusion in the lineup was somewhat surprising, with Diogo Jota and Darwin Nunez both benched – struck back on the half hour, and the Reds continued to apply pressure going into half-time, with Paul tweeting: “That’s how we do.”
And when the 30-year-old bagged his second less than 10 minutes after the break, the social media personality took to Twitter to celebrate: “Firminoooooooooooo!”
Webster’s unlucky own-goal gave Liverpool the lead for the first time of the afternoon, but a third from Trossard levelled the scoreline once again as Liverpool were made to settle for a point.