Jurgen Klopp and company return to Premier League action against Brighton after a dissatisfying result in the FA Cup.
The in-form Brighton looks dangerous as both the teams are aiming for the top 4 finish this season.
Worries for Klopp against Brighton
Klopp won’t be looking for this awkward fixture at this point in time. The Reds are currently in the seventh position in the table and struggling with injury issues.
In the back despite a shocking error last weekend, Alisson Becker will keep his place between the poles.
In front of him, the back 4 should remain unchanged. Thus, Trent Alexander-Arnold should continue to assist from the right-back position.
Alongside the Englishman, Joe Matip and Ibrahima Konate are expected to be the center-back pairing as the Holland international Virgil van Dijk is out due to an injury.
On the left, Andy Robertson should continue as he was excellent in the last match.
Availability in Midfield
The German genius has more options in the middle of the park.
The Red’s fan-favorite James Milner is back in Liverpool training. But against Brighton, it is highly expected that the Red’s manager is going to use Thiago Alcantara, Fabinho, and Naby Keita/Jordan Henderson to create the perfect balance in the midfield.
This trio forms a complete mixture of intensity and experience for the Red’s side.
What about the Frontline?
The main test for Klopp is to decide who is going to lead the Merseyside giants from the front.
The Uruguayan international Darwin Nunez is out due to a hamstring issue. Nunez is a player that the Reds will miss the most in this crucial encounter. Thus, Cody Gakpo seems to be an obvious replacement in the center-forward area.
The Holland international is well known for his ability to play anywhere in the front three. Mo Salah is going to start in his preferred position alongside the Dutch international. While Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is expected to fill the left side.
OX has done a decent job recently on the left side. But he needs to perform in this fixture to secure a win against the in-form Brighton side.
Will the Reds be able to show his class against the Seagulls?