Liverpool travel to Brighton tomorrow afternoon and will hope to get back to winning ways in the Premier League. Liverpool will be without several key players, some are of long-term absences like Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz and Arthur Melo while others more short-term injuries, such as Virgil Van Dijk, Roberto Firmino, Darwin Núñez is facing against time to be fit to play.
Roberto De Zerbi’s side will prove a difficult test as the Seagulls have been in free-scoring form. The Italian’s first game as Brighton boss was against Liverpool in a 3-3 classic at Anfield earlier this season. Brighton defeated Everton 4-1 at Goodison Park in the last round of fixtures and will be hoping for more success on Merseyside. They defeated Middlesbrough 5-1 away from home in the FA Cup last weekend.
Liverpool were bested 3-1 by Brentford in the last Premier League game week and responded with a 2-2 with Wolves in the FA Cup. Klopp will demand a higher standard of performance from his men against the Seagulls. Liverpool are only 1 point ahead of Brighton in the table in 7th. Klopp’s men are 5 points away from the top 4 places. This is a big game in the chase for European football for both teams.
Darwin Nunez is a doubt for Liverpool, while speculation about the future of Leandro Trossard is expected to keep the player out of the fixture for Brighton.
What time is kickoff?
Unfortunately, the game will not be broadcast on TV in the UK. KO: 3.00pm. The game will be shown on NBC in the US.
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