Liverpool will welcome Brighton to Anfield this Saturday looking to take all three points and keep pace in the title race.
Venue: Anfield (Liverpool)
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 26 league games at Anfield (W20, D6).
They have kept 15 clean sheets in their last 26 games at Anfield.
The Reds have failed to score only once in their last eleven games.
Brighton have lost just two of their last 15 PL games (W9, D4).
The visitors are unbeaten in their last two visits to Anfield.
They have conceded the least goals in the league this season (five goals).
They have kept four clean sheets in their last six games.
Head to head
In ten Premier League meetings between both sides, Liverpool have seven wins while Brighton have managed just one win (D2).
Latest performances in all competitions
After almost a month without league football, Liverpool will return to Anfield looking to pick up their third win of the season and rekindle their fading title quest.
Jurgen Klopp’s men have endured a poor start to the season, having won just nine points from the 18 points available (W2, D3, L1) while they are already trailing league leaders Arsenal by nine points.
They already have a mountain to climb if they’re to reignite a title challenge, and failure to win here could prove to be an early nail in that coffin, while also resulting in their worst seven-match league start in a decade.
But they can always count on their beloved Anfield faithful to serve as their 12th man in tough times though, having gone undefeated in their last 26 PL home games (W20, D6) whilst keeping 15 clean sheets along the way.
But even at Anfield, a win will not be so straightforward as the Reds have only managed one shutout in their last five matches (W3, D2) conceding first in each of the other four, something Liverpool wouldn’t necessarily want to do against a tough Brighton side.
Possible Liverpool starting line-up
Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk, Kosta Tsimikas; Fabinho, Harvey Elliot, Thiago Alcantara; Luis Diaz, Mohamed Salah, Diogo Joat.
Injured: Ibrahima Konate, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keita, Calvin Ramsay, Andy Robertson, Curtis Jones, Caoimhin Kelleher
Brighton will hope to begin life under Roberto De Zerbi with a win when they travel to Anfield.
The visitors were stripped of exciting manager Graham Potter by Chelsea just before the international break, but have since hired De Zerbi who is a former Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk manager.
The Italian manager comes into the Premier League with a solid reputation having won the Ukrainian Super Cup in 2021, becoming the first Italian manager to win the league title.
He will hope to hit the ground running and will have a solid platform to build on as his side have momentum on their side with four wins in six games this season (D1, L1). The Seagulls have been in decent form since last season as they have lost just twice in their last 15 league games (W9, D4).
They currently are sitting in fourth position, four points ahead of Liverpool and will be desperate to keep their place within the European places as they attempt to finish within the top six this season.
With two draws in their last two visits to Anfield, they will fancy their chances of getting a positive result when they visit Merseyside.
Possible Brighton starting line-up
Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster; Solly March, Moises Caicedo, Alexis Mac Allister, Billy Gilmour Leandro Trossard; Pascal Groß, Danny Welbeck.
Injured: Jakub Moder, Adam Lallana, Jereny Sarmiento, Enoch Mwepu
Liverpool 2-0 Brighton