Brighton vs Liverpool
English Premier League
Date: 14 January 2023, Saturday
Kick-off at 15:00 UK / 16:00 CET
Venue: The American Express Community Stadium (Falmer).
The Reds will be looking to avenge their loss to Brentford in their upcoming Premier League match against Brighton and Hove Albion.
If Liverpool wants to have any chance of qualifying for the Champions League for the upcoming season, they must put together a winning streak right away.
They are now seventh in the league table.
Brighton, on the other side, entered this match with four victories in their previous six league games.
In their most recent match, the Seagulls defeated Everton 4-1, and they will be confident that they can defeat Liverpool at home.
In their last three Premier League encounters with Brighton, the Reds are undefeated, but they have only been successful in picking up one victory during that span.
This will be a challenging game for them, and it remains to be seen if Liverpool can recover well and earn a spirit-boosting victory away from home.
Brighton vs Liverpool Head to head :
- Liverpool will rely on tradition going into this game since they have never lost a match at The AMEX before.
- The Reds have six wins and four draws in the last ten visits to Falmer.
- On another note, Liverpool did win just one of the previous five head to head encounters with the Seagulls.
- We’ve seen a fantastic 3-3 thriller in the return game between these two sides on the first day of October last year.
Brighton vs Liverpool Prediction :
Despite being one of the league’s top teams, the Reds currently exhibit a serious lack of both confidence and form.
They will find this to be a challenging excursion, especially away from home.
Brighton has been a challenging team to defeat this year, so they will be confident in their prospects against a Liverpool team that has been inconsistent.
Although the outcome of this match is likely to be tight, the home team will probably prevail.
The dilta forecasts Brighton to triumph 2-1 in this match.
Brighton vs Liverpool Team News :
Although Anfield hat-trick hero Trossard will miss out after getting into trouble with De Zerbi, who quit training early last week after being told he would not play in the cup, Brighton overcame their FA Cup match against Middlesbrough without any fresh injury concerns to disclose.
The only injured player for the home team is Jakub Moder, who is hoping to return from a knee injury next month.
De Zerbi was able to give Adam Webster some playing time off the bench in the FA Cup as Lewis Dunk was rested.
Lallana might be forced to take a seat on the bench against his previous team due to Mac Allister’s anticipated return in the final third, while rising star Evan Ferguson should get another start up front.
At Anfield, Virgil van Dijk, Diogo Jota, Arthur, Luis Diaz, and Roberto Firmino are all still out due to long-term injuries, although James Milner (hamstring) is expected to be available. Roberto Firmino has experienced a setback in his recovery from a calf injury.
Another downside is that Darwin Nunez may not be able to play due to an unidentified ailment, therefore Cody Gakpo’s first Premier League start appears to be a lock.
The 23-year-old, who acknowledged having “good and sloppy” moments in his debut, should start at the front of the attack here, with Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate partnering up in Van Dijk’s absence.
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Lamptey, Dunk, Webster, Estupinan; Caicedo, Gross; March, Mac Allister, Mitoma; Ferguson
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Gakpo, Oxlade-Chamberlain