Video: Luis Diaz scores second Liverpool goal against Brighton despite horrid challenge

Luis Diaz has opened the scoring for Liverpool against Brighton and Hove Albion despite being taken out by a reckless challenge from Brighton keeper Robert Sanchez.

Liverpool have struggled to get hold of the ball for the first 20 minutes of the first half against Brighton.

Graham Potter's side have been very direct and they've been penetrating Liverpool's backline on numerous occasions.

However, in the 19th minute, thanks to a great over the top ball by Joel Matip, Diaz was 1v1 with Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez.

The Colombian nodded the ball past Sanchez to claim his second Liverpool goal since signing from FC Porto in January.

However, Diaz was clattered by the Brighton keeper and he had to receive treatment straight after scoring.

VAR took a look at the reckless challenge but they decided not to send Mike Dean over to the monitor to make his own decision.

Watch Diaz's goal here:

Liverpool team

Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Jordan Henderson, Fabinho, Naby Keita, Sadio Mane, Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah.

Liverpool substitutes

Caiomhin Kelleher, Thiago Alcantara, James Milner, Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones, Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas, Harvey Elliott.

Brighton team

Robert Sanchez, Tariq Lampety, Marc Cucurella, Lewis Dunk, Yves Bissouma, Neil Maupay, Alexis Mac Allister, Lenadro Trossard, Steven Alzate, Solly March, Joel Veltman.

Brighton substitutes

Jason Steele, Tom McGill, Enock Mwepu, Pascal Groß, Adam Lallana, Jakub Moder, Danny Welbeck, Shane Duffy, Marc Leonard.

Other team news

Ibrahima Konate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Takumi Minamino and Divock Origi miss out on today's matchday squad.

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