Brighton & Hove Albion midfielder Pascal Gross believes they deserved at least a point in their 1-0 home defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.
Gross was left frustrated after the Seagulls succumbed to their first defeat in five games with a narrow loss to Jurgen Klopp’s side at the Amex Stadium.
Martín Montoya brought down Mo Salah with a reckless challenge in the 49th minute, and referee Kevin Friend wasted no time to award Liverpool a penalty.
Salah stepped up and slotted the ball into the right side of the post beyond David Button’s outstretched arm.
“It was a really good performance from us, and I think a draw would have been a fair result,” Gross told the club’s website.
“In the end, they had more of the ball and they are a great team, but we defended very well.
“We want to defend well but we then need to have an outlet, whether that’s Glenn [Murray], the wingers or myself. We tried our best to keep the ball and create our own chances.”
“Normally we don’t want to let him in on his strong foot and we don’t want to defend against him without support, but it can happen in the game.
“We worked incredibly hard and it was tough for them to get through. They have brilliant players but we defended as a team, and everyone from the front to the back put in a good performance.
“Personally, I’m disappointed as it was a great team performance and in the end, the penalty was conceded by me. But we are still improving. The manager will speak to us and we’ll then look forward.”