The Seagulls lock horns with the mighty Reds in an exciting Premier League clash.

The setting of dusk on Saturday night, sees another intriguing Premier League clash, as 6th place Liverpool make a visit to the Falmer stadium, to take on 8th place Brighton.

Liverpool come to this game, on the back of an embarrassing 3-1 defeat to Brentford on the weekend, and a midweek FA Cup draw against Wolves at the Anfield. This tiny bump though, doesn’t rule out the incredible form Jurgen Klopp’s men are in at the moment. Liverpool have won the last 4 of their 5 Premier League games, and have made a bold statement, after a poor start to the season.

Brighton on the other hand, have been one of the best teams in the Premier League this season so far. The seagulls have not only been consistent with their performances, but have also been a joy to watch. Their new gaffer Roberto De Zerbi has also been pretty impressive in getting his team great results, since taking charge in October.

Kick-off: 8:30 pm (IST), 3:00 pm (GMT)

Brighton form (all competition): W-W-L-W-L-D

Liverpool form (all competition): D-W-W-W-L-W

Players to watch

Brighton

Alexis Mac Allister

Brighton’s star player and World Champion Alexis Mac Allister, is definitely Brighton’s most crucial cog for their match against Liverpool. The world class midfielder’s presence and expertise will be really important, if the Seagull’s want to cause an upset. 

Mac Allister has been in sensational form as he recently won the World Cup with Argentina and scored a brace last week against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.

Liverpool

Cody Gakpo

The 23-year-old Dutch winger is set to make his Premier League debut against Brighton. Cody now has a task on his hand, as he is mounted by the pressure of proving himself in the eyes of the coach and the fans, who expect plenty from the World Cup superstar. 

Gakpo’s chemistry with Nunez and Salah at the front will be absolutely crucial, and the player would want to start his Premier League career on the right foot.

Match facts

  • Liverpool and Brighton drew 3-3, the last timed they faced each other, as Leandro Trossard scored a hattrick for the Seagulls.
  • Liverpool have only lost to Brighton once in their history.
  • In 2012, Liverpool defeated Brighton 6-1, in a humiliating clash.

Injury and team news

Luis Diaz, Roberto Firmino, Virgil Van Djik, Arthur, James Milner, Diogo Jota are all injured and unavailable for this game. Other than this, no other player is in doubt for the game.

Jakob Moder is the only guaranteed absentee for this game, whereas Trossard’s presence is doubtful with his calf injury.

Head-to-head record

Matches: 13

Brighton: 1

Draws: 3

Liverpool: 9

Predicted lineup

Brigthton predicted lineup (4-2-3-1):

Sanchez, Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Estupinan, Caicedo, Gross, March, Mac Allister, Mitoma, Ferguson

Liverpool predicted lineup (4-3-3):

Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Nunez, Gakpo

Prediction

The game will be very intense and both teams are going to be equally impressive, and at the end, there isn’t going to be anything to separate the two sides, and both the teams will share points.

Prediction: Brighton 2-2 Liverpool

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