After an unsuccessful though prosperous European night at Anfield, Liverpool now turns their attention towards Premier League afternoon at the Amex Stadium to face Brighton on Matchday 29.
At one end, The Seagulls will look to end their 4-match losing streak in the Premier League. While, on the other side, the Reds will look to continue threatening the Champions’ throne at the apex.
Brighton & Hove Albionvs vs Liverpool: Preview
The Merseyside giants will travel to the south coast of England with a defeat on their back. The Reds fall short against the Italian club by a goal to end their 31 games unbeaten streak at home.
Meanwhile, the Seagulls went down by 2-1 against Newcastle United to increase their consecutive defeats to 4. Thus, both the sides will be looking to redeem themselves when they lock horns on Saturday.
Losing each of their first 6 fixtures to Liverpool since 2017, Brighton are unbeaten in their previous 3 meets against the Reds (W1, D2).
However, the Reds have never gone four without a victory against the Seagulls in all competition. Does that mean Liverpool are winning the tie for sure? the simple answer is only if Football worked on the basis of stats.
Having said that, Brighton are averaging 1.08 points per home game in the PL this season which is their lowest ratio across a season in the competition.
After displaying unsatisfactory performances during December/January, where the Reds had a 3-game winless run, Liverpool have bounce backed quite well. Jurgen Klopp’s troops have managed to secure a win in their last 7 PL matches, scoring 19 goals and conceding just twice in this run.
Thus, the Reds have surely produced some entertaining performances in this term. Being at the top of the goal-scoring chart, Liverpool will eye for their 8th league win in a row and would love to keep the pressure on at the defending champions.
The Brazilian forward Roberto Firmino was missing from the 2nd leg tie against Inter during the midweek despite having a full training session with the team. However, the possibility of the 30-year-old taking part against Brighton are higher.
While it remains to be seen if Ibrahima Konate’s knock against West Ham keeps him out for this one. Apart from this, Klopp has no major issues to deal with at the so-called crucial stage of the competition.
Meanwhile, former Liverpool player Adam Lallana might return in Blue Jersey for Brighton to face his ex-club.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keita; Salah, Mane, Diaz.
Brighton vs Liverpool: What Anfield Home Predicts
Looking at some of the previous meetings between the two clubs, it will surely be an interesting watch for the neutrals.
While Liverpool certainly have a strong team on paper but winning an away game in the Premier League is not a walk in the park.
However, Anfield Home predicts Liverpool to win it comfortably by defeating Brighton 0-3