It was a little surprising that African football star Mohamed Salah didn’t score for Liverpool as they lost a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home to Brighton and Hove Albion in a Premier League clash played at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.

Egyptian international Salah was on a run of finding the back of the net in ten successive games in all competitions before the Brighton game at the weekend. Salah has been a good ambassador for African football with 15 goals and five assists in his last ten matches.

Salah made it 15 goals and six assists in 11 games with the assist for Liverpool skipper Jordan Henderson for the opening goal of the game against the Seagulls. Fellow African football star Sadio Mane then added a second goal for the hosts to put them in a commanding position. Liverpool were thereafter lackadaisical as they allowed Brighton back into the game before the half-time interval courtesy another African football player, Enock Mwepu. Zambian international Mwepu halved the deficit for Brighton with the goal of the game for a 2-1 scoreline in favour of the Reds at the half-time break.

Brighton attacker Leandro Trossard scored the equaliser for his team in and around the midway stage of the second half. The game could have gone either ways in the final quarter of the game as both Liverpool and the Seagulls settled for a draw.

With the result, Brighton were able to recover from the 4-1 home defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion in their last game before the Liverpool encounter, while the Reds were stopped in their quest to win a fifth game in a row in all competitions. The Merseyside giants were unable to make it three wins in a row in the Premier League with the result at home to the Seagulls.