As Brighton threw men forward in the closing stages, Liverpool twice came close to scoring again late on with the home team's goalkeeper David Button parrying Roberto Firmino's effort before Salah misfired wide from five metres.
Rafa Benitez claimed the former Roma winger won a "soft" penalty in the 4-0 win over Newcastle on Boxing Day, while Jurgen Klopp was forced to defend Salah after he was accused of simulation in the win 5-1 over Arsenal.More news: Islamic State in 'final moments' in Syria
Liverpool regained their seven-point advantage over Manchester City with a battling 1-0 win at Brighton & Hove Albion yesterday, but while the Reds' juggernaut is firmly back on track with their quest for Premier League glory re-igniting, there is one player that has escaped the limelight recently.
"He's not that type of player", said the Scotland worldwide.
"If people are starting to say Mo has gone down easily it's not fair because the one against Arsenal, especially, he got clipped three times on his way down and they still appealed it so it's a bit of desperation".More news: Greece's PM faces confidence vote after coalition ally quits
"We never really speak about the games before, we concentrate on the game".
"When I was fortunate enough to be in a changing room with Sir Alex Ferguson, in times of need when the pressure is on, someone was chasing or when Liverpool or Chelsea were just ahead of us, he would find something we could hook into".
"If you fall from the horse, the best thing to do is go immediately back on it", Klopp told reporters at the Amex Stadium after the game.More news: Kuchar shoots bogey-free 66 to hold Sony Open lead
"It was one of the most mature performances of the season".