Last Updated: 21/09/11 9:42pm
It was an interesting and entertaining game at the Amex Stadium, where Liverpool have sealed their progression to the next round of the carling Cup. Stay tuned to the site for match analysis and reaction.
Kuyt can't hold the ball up by the corner flag as he'd like and Brighton have a goal-kick, last chance saloon!
Four minutes have been added, can Brighton take this to extra time and win @Killerallen that much-coveted £1,400?
Spearing makes the error that leads to the penalty award and Barnes thumps it home into the top corner.
Vicente's cross is headed clear by Gerrard and the Reds have the ball again and look more assured in possession with their captain on the field.
It's not over yet, though, Brighton have a free-kick on the edge of the box which Vicente will take.
Despite courageous displays from Brighton pair Noone and Buckley, Bellamy gets my vote for man of the match. He's been excellent.
A classic counter-attack from Liverpool should kill off Brighton as Bellamy picks up wide left and plays a fine cross-field ball to pick out Maxi. Maxi holds up the ball before teeing up Kuyt on the overlap and the Dutchman neatly tucks the ball home off the far post with a low finish.
The hosts have had 61% possession in the second-half, will Liverpool be made to pay for not capitalising on that dominant first-half? Meanwhile, Gerrard is penalised upon his first touch of the ball.
Brighton look as though they're preparing to make a counter-change, but they have another corner first.
Suarez takes a Liverpool free-kick from around 25 yards and it deflects off the wall for a corner to the visitors.
Liverpool fans will be hoping for a Gerrard introduction soon, but they might have to wait as Dalglish is reluctant to throw him on while the prospect of extra time remains in touching distance.
Brighton boot into touch amid a rare Liverpool attack, the hosts have been much the better side this half.
Vicente gets his first sight of goal as he cuts in from the right and fends off a challenge before bending an effort wide of the far post.
Gerrard is warming up and the Reds are back on the ball, they need to keep it now just to kill Brighton's momentum.
Suarez wins a free-kick and Calderon goes down in a heap after taking an accidental knock to the chin.
Noone, who has been Brighton's best player this half, shoots at goal but gets too much underneath it and Reina watches it sail over his crossbar.
The home crowd cheer wildly as Vicente takes off his tracksuit top, he replaces Buckley who has pulled up with an injury, looks precautionary though.
Kelly produces a fantastic last-ditch tackle on dangerman Noone inside the box to win back the ball for the Reds.
The home support are in full voice and why not? Their team are on top in play at the minute but remain a goal down.
Brighton's long spell on the ball ends with Noone forcing Reina into a low save which the Liverpool keeper collects at the second time of asking.
Neat footwork from Maxi and he releases Bellamy down the left flank. But Liverpool's attack ends as Spearing misplaces a pass.
Not what Coates should be doing, a cross-field pass gone well-wrong almost culminates in a Brighton equaliser, but his side are back in possession.
A mistake from Coates sets up Noone, who whacks the crossbar with a fine 25-yard effort. An early second-half warning to Liverpool!
@Alwillow says: "I really hope Gerrard stays on the bench, the way Brighton have hacked down Bellamy so far!"
"Looking at the first half and the Liverpool line up, it is fair to say that Liverpool have a decent squad. Upcoming youngsters filling in well. Hope the happy days are round the corner for us," says Dharmesh, Liverpool fan.
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Jack Starkey in Evesham says: "I think Brighton have done very well to keep the score at 1-0 against such a strong Liverpool side. I think Brighton to score a last minute goal Craig Mackail-Smith maybe."
Will Spilbury says: "We have missed the drive of Stevie G in midfield, but getting him 100% fit is vital, I expect a 10-15 minute cameo at the end of the game. Hopefully Suarez will get more clinical in the second half. Brighton haven't really turned up yet apart from the last 10 mins, still think it will finish 3-1 to Liverpool."
@TomBrown23 says: "Get Gerrard on!!" while @Neilthejedi jokes: "Bellamy, Owen and Hargreaves, what they putting the Goodies back together?"
@rafaeldashark says: "Good line up shud [sic] be a good result, good to see stevie on the bench YNWA"
Liverpool should and could be home and dry already, having hit the woodwork three times and also seen a number of efforts flash narrowly wide. Bright have never been out of the contest though and will be encouraged by a strong finish to the half. Will the Reds be made to pay for failing to kill the game already?
Big chance for Brighton as Mackail-Smith's shot is spilled by Reina but Noone is beaten to the loose ball by a heroic last-ditch block by Kelly.
Buckley is lively on either flank but he overruns the ball this time under pressure from Maxi. Two minutes will be added to the half.
A fantastic left-foot shot from Spearing sees Ankergren produce a fantastic one-handed save as he tips it onto the post, that's three times now the Reds have hit the woodwork.
Down goes Buckley inside the area under a clumsy challenge from Kelly, but the referee waves away protests to the disgust of everyone involved with Brighton.
My word! Bellamy whacks a free-kick from over 35yards and it crashes back off the crossbar and back into play, what a goal that would have been.
Cook hacks down Bellamy and the home crowd sing "the referee's a scouser". Rest assured, it was a clear foul and a yellow card.
With better decision making in the final third, Liverpool could be well clear by now but as it stands they have a slender lead.
Maxi plays in Suarez out wide and he scoops back in towards the former, but Brighton intercept and boot clear.
Excellent defending by Carragher who steals the ball from the toe of Noone, who was shaping to shoot at goal from inside the Liverpool penalty box.
Suarez skims the post with a glancing header from a fantastic Bellamy delivery after Liverpool won a free-kick out wide right.
Noone whips in a better effort this time but Reina reads it well and immediately attempts to ignite a counter, which breaks down before it even gains momentum.
Kuyt lays off a clear chance for Suarez but the Uruguayan's finish is uncharacteristically rash as he flashes it wide of the far post when in acres of space.
And the Seagulls waste the opportunity as the deliver sails out of play at the near post, troubling no-one.
Buckley embarks on a positive run to the byline but the referee's assistant rules he overran the ball before his cut-back.
Former Liverpool player Navarro hacks down Bellamy and concedes a free-kick in the centre of the field.
Suarez flicks on an orthodox header when on his knees and Kuyt keeps it alive at the back-post, but nobody had made the gamble run into the six yard box and Brighton clear.
A fantastic tackle from Lucas ignites a Liverpool attack but Bellamy's cut-back is turned away from goal by a last-ditch Brighton foot.
Buckley leads a Brighton counter-attack but Robinson does enough to put him off-balance at the last. Goal-kick to the visitors.
Bellamy loops a deep cross and Carragher is eventually teed up, but the defender misfires an ambitious 30 yard drive.
Kuyt plays in Suarez who in turn wins another Liverpool corner, and the Reds look a lot bigger than Brighton in the box.
Brighton did start well but once Liverpool were allowed to play they carved the hosts open with ease.
It's a fine move from Liverpool as Maxi plays in Suarez wide and the Uruguayan spies the run of Bellamy, who is played in and the Welshman tucks away a neat finish across the keeper and the face of the goal.
Liverpool win possession and immediately show a danger, as Suarez's step-over creates space for Spearing to shoot too high and over the crossbar.
Brighton are stroking it about nicely in these opening stages but without probing at Liverpool's defence.
Liverpool briefly win possession from a free-kick but the hosts reclaim it in the centre of the field.
Brighton kick-off the first meeting between these sides for 20 years and retain possession deep in their own half from the off.
Kick-off hasn't quite happened at it's 19:45 schedule, but the sides are taking up their positions now.
Chris Green says: "I am predicting a close game but i fancy a shock result to happen tonight. I will predict a 2-1 win for Brighton."
Strong words from LFC fan Chris Mitchell, who says Liverpool have been "an utter disgrace" over the past couple of weeks but it hoping for the Reds to bounce back with a brace from Bellamy tonight.
Also on the bench for this hosts is former Valencia winger Vicente, and how the Spaniard would love to make his debut against the Reds.
Brighton's bench is interesting to say the least, with Poyet's assistant and former Spurs team-mate Mauricio Taricco, 38, named on the bench as cover at full-back.
Gareth Llewellyn says: "Nice to see Stevie back even though he starts on the bench, KK will give him a 20 minute run out or so I hope, Scoreline?? 4-0 to the mighty REDS"
"We've not got a team, we've got a squad," says Kenny Dalglish when questioned about the strength of his line-up.
Gus Poyet says he's "delighted" for compatriot Luis Suarez, who he says has really made a name for himself at Liverpool.
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Dalglish, incidentally, makes seven charges to the side that started Sunday's 4-0 defeat at Tottenham, with summer signings Sebastian Coates and Craig Bellamy both handed starts.
For Brighton, manager Gus Poyet has handed a full debut to Steve Cook as one of five changes from the side beaten 1-0 at Leicester.
So, Steven Gerrard returns to the Liverpool squad after six months out but he's forced to settle for a place on the bench. Disappointed Liverpool fans?
Brighton: Ankergen, Calderon, Greer, Cook, Vincelot, Buckley, Bridcutt, Navarro, Sparrow, Noone, Mackail-Smith. Subs: Brezovan, Dunk, Barnes, Vicente, LuaLua, Taricco, Kasim.
Liverpool: Reina, Kelly, Robinson, Carragher, Coates, Lucas, Spearing, Maxi, Kuyt, Bellamy, Suarez. Subs: Doni, Gerrard, Carroll, Downing, Wilson, Shelvey, Flanagan.