Liverpool will travel to Amex Stadium to play against the Seagulls. This will see Adam Lallana and Liverpool in opposite sides for the first time in 6 years. The long faithful soldier of Klopp’s Liverpool, it will be a bittersweet reunion for the player who lifted the Premier League trophy just five months ago with them. Despite that, both the teams will be playing with a fire as the Seagulls aim to go up the table and Liverpool aim to take the pole position for a while atleast.
Liverpool will aim to beat Brighton and go to top of the table and finish their weekend there. Rivals Chelsea and Tottenham will play against each other on Sunday and whatever happens, Liverpool will gain from this. Brighton will aim to put as much space as they can between them and the relegation places as they sit in 16th place.
Liverpool’s influential captain Jordan Henderson faces a race against time to be fit for the match while the rest of the team will be assessed soon. Thiago Alcantara, Trent Alexander Arnold and Alex Oxlade Chamberlain are easing to their return but are still expected to be laid for some time. Liverpool enter a hectic phase as they play three matches in a week in December. All hands on deck will be needed for them to tide over this period and retain their top place in the table.
Liverpool: Virgil Van Dijk, Thiago Alcantara, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, Xherdan Shaqiri, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold
Doubtful: Jordan Henderson
Brighton and Hove Albion: Taariq Lamptey (suspended), Alexis Mac Allister (corona), Florin And one, Jose Izquierdo, Christian Walton
Doubtful: Adam Lallana
Liverpool: Alisson Becker; James Milner, Fabinho, Joel Matip, Andy Robertson; Georginio Wijnaldum, Curtis Jones, Mohamed Salah; Diogo Jota; Roberto Firmino; Sadio Mane
Brighton and Hove Albion: Matt Ryan; Ben White; Lewis Dunk; Adam Webster; Joel Veltman; Yves Bissouma; Pascal Gross; Solly March; Leandro Trossard; Danny Welbeck; Neil Maupay
Liverpool will hope the midweek blip against Atalanta is just a fluke and not an indication of their injury crisis having caught up with them. It remains to be seen how much Liverpool can cope with their never give-up attitude. Brighton have a weak form at home and Liverpool might deploy their front four to take advantage of that. Liverpool should win this match 2-0.