Liverpool defender, Joel Matip has admitted that Brighton made life quite hard for his team during both sides’ Premier League 3-3 draw on Saturday.

Matip also singled out Roberto Fermino and goalkeeper Alisson for praise.

The 31-year-old played 90 minutes and was on the pitch for all three of Brighton’s goals.

Firmino’s brace, Leandro Trossard’s hat-trick and Adam Webster’s own goal ensured both Liverpool and Brighton drew at Anfield.

Speaking after the game, Matip said at his post-match press conference: “Absolutely not happy.

“Not a good performance. Brighton played really well and made our life quite hard.

“It wasn’t our game, and it started from the beginning. We have to improve.

“It was better, but we are still not happy with our performance, especially at home. We expect more from ourselves.”

He added, “It’s great, even in not a good game for us, he [Roberto Firmino] scores. That’s brilliant.

“He [Alisson] was there to save our backs again and hopefully, he does not have as many saves to make in the future.

“I don’t care who is coming, we just have to step up and do better.”