Brighton defender Leon Balogun was left with mixed emotions after Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Liverpool at Anfield and compared the Reds to German powerhouses Bayern Munich and Dortmund.
Balogun made his first Premier League start, and insisted that the side could be proud of their efforts despite the result.
He said, “I would compare today’s game to playing against the likes of Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
“It’s a very fast game with quick attack with lots of quality – it was tough today, but that’s why the disappointment is quite big because we feel like we were very close to getting something.
“We had chances late on to get a point and we feel like we could have done today.”
Mohamed Salah’s solitary strike inside the opening 23 minutes of the first half settled the encounter at Anfield.