Brighton vs Liverpool: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview
Reigning champions Liverpool travel to the South Coast for a Premier League clash against Brighton on Saturday.
Brighton vs Liverpool: Predictions
In a topsy-turvy campaign that has rarely stuck to script, champions Liverpool take on Brighton at the Amex this weekend, looking to win a first Premier League away game in four attempts.
Jurgen Klopp has had the juggling act of dealing with a depleted squad this season, which has culminated in the loss of Virgil van Dijk for a protracted period of time, but the German coach has largely come through the injury crisis unscathed, with his side currently second in the table.
At Anfield Liverpool have been imperious, recently setting a new club record of 64 consecutive top-flight league games unbeaten at home in the 3-0 win over Leicester. But, away from fortress Anfield, the problems have mounted, with a 7-2 defeat to Aston Villa followed up by back-to-back draws against Everton and Man City.
Klopp will be eager to end that concerning run on the road, but they take on a Janus-faced Brighton, who can play some breathtaking football on their day, but have largely failed to translate that form, with Graham Potter’s side currently 16th in the table.
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Brighton vs Liverpool: Match Stats
Liverpool fired an uncharacteristic blank in midweek against Atalanta, as Gian Piero Gasperini’s charges ran out comfortable 2-0 victors in the Champions League. But, Klopp’s threadbare XI underpinned the sheer scale of his injury troubles, deploying his 10th centre-back combination of the campaign in Joel Matip and Rhys Williams.
A master orator, expect a response from Klopp and his player; he won’t allow lightning to strike twice. Mohamed Salah will be key to that. The Egyptian has been directly involved in eight goals in his six Premier League appearances against Brighton (five goals, three assists).
Diogo Jota likewise has enjoyed success against the Seagulls, scoring twice on his last Premier League visit to Brighton, in a 2-2 draw for Wolves last season. Couple in the fact that only Chelsea (22) have scored more league goals than Liverpool (21) this season, and it’s clear the Reds are unlikely to fire consecutive blanks.
08 Jul 2020 – Brighton 1-3 Liverpool – Premier League
30 November 2019 – Liverpool 2-1 Brighton – Premier League
12 January 2019 – Brighton 0-1 Liverpool – Premier League
25 August 2018 – Liverpool 1-0 Brighton – Premier League
13 May 2018 – Liverpool 4-0 Brighton – Premier League
In the most recent visit to Brighton, only four months ago, Liverpool ran out 3-1 victors, with Salah helping himself to a brace that day. The reverse fixture was not so straightforward for Klopp, with Van Dijk netting twice at Anfield last December in a nervy 2-1 win, with Alisson also getting sent off.