Chris Hughton says decisions favoured Liverpool after they beat Brighton
Mohamed Salah scored winner from penalty spot in 50th minute
Last Updated: 12/01/19 6:43pm
Chris Hughton felt Liverpool had the rub of the green as they beat Brighton 1-0 at the Amex Stadium.
Mohamed Salah scored the winning goal from the penalty spot after he was fouled by Pascal Gross.
Although Hughton had no complaints about the awarding of the penalty, he did think that other decisions went in Liverpool's favour.
"There's no intent and referees have a hard job, but sometimes you feel things go your way and sometimes you feel some of the decisions don't go your way.
"I felt today it was one of those days. No malice or anything towards the referee but I thought the bulk of decisions favoured Liverpool today."
Brighton did not have a shot on target in the game but they also managed to restrict Liverpool to only a couple of clear chances.
"On the balance of play I thought we deserved something," said Hughton.
"They are such a good side and the opportunities they had were when we were trying to get back into the game and put bodies forward and made the game a bit more open. I thought we restricted them to minimal chances.
"Pascal Gross' chance [a shot in the second half] was probably as good as any of their chances. We were always in the game and discipline was really good from the team, which it has to be because they can open you up.
"In the latter part of the game we went for it a bit and showed a real intent to get back on level terms and I thought for the feel of the game that we deserved something."