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The American Express Community Stadium will be the location for Brighton’s match against Liverpool this weekend. The Reds have suffered immensely at the hands of Brighton in recent years and they are hoping for a better outcome this time around.
Liverpool vs Brighton English Premier League Team News
- 1 Liverpool vs Brighton English Premier League Team News
- 2 Liverpool Predicted Lineup vs Brighton – Our top three
- 3 Liverpool Predicted Lineup vs Brighton – The Final Word
Jurgen Klopp takes his Liverpool team without a couple of key players in the lineup. Curtis Jones will be the big absentee at the back following a three-game suspension. Diogo Jota will also be unavailable because of a suspension, which is just one game long.
If these are the disciplinary problems, Liverpool also have to do without Thiago Alcantara because of a hip problem. Caoimhin Kelleher is missing because of a knee injury while Stefan Bajcetic will be ruled out of the game owing to a calf problem.
The recent loss against Tottenham created headlines for all the wrong reasons, but it has also left Liverpool without Cody Gakpo, who picked up an injury in the game.
Liverpool Predicted Lineup
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Liverpool Predicted Lineup vs Brighton – Our top three
Even though Liverpool have quality across the pitch, the Brighton vs Liverpool prediction expects a handful of players to have a greater say in the outcome of the game. The top three players in our opinion would be:
Mohamed Salah – Will the Barren Run against the Seagulls End?
Mohamed Salah does have a very good record against Brighton with six goals in his 13 matches against the Seagulls. The Egyptian might not be prolific in front of goal this season, but he has been Liverpool’s best player by a decent margin. The 31-year-old has three goals and four assists in his seven league appearances.
Salah, though, has not scored or assisted a goal in back-to-back games. He has also scored only once in his last seven games against Brighton.
After back-to-back seasons in which Salah was able to get 20+ league goals, the forward comes into the match after having scored a mediocre 19 goals in the 38 league matches. Even if the goals from his own feet go on the decline, Salah has been immense in terms of contributing in the overall sense.
Virgil van Dijk – back to his commanding best
Virgil van Dijk has been sorely missed in a handful of matches this season. Following the red card against Newcastle, the suspension led to the Dutchman missing a handful of games. In recent games, however, he has been in authoritative fashion when it comes to controlling the players.
The Dutchman has made five appearances in the league and he has come up with assists in back-to-back matches for the Reds. Even though Liverpool are still looking for the first clean sheet of the season with Virgil van Dijk in the squad, the experience of the defender will be a huge plus.
Andy Robertson – action in both boxes
Andy Robertson has been a crucial asset for Liverpool in both boxes. The defender has come up with one goal in seven league appearances, but his offensive thrust has been able to help Liverpool create many opportunities. The Reds are one of the top scorers in the league with 16 goals in the seven matches and Robertson making more than two key passes per game has further helped this record.
Will Mohamed Salah play against Brighton?
Mohamed Salah was taken off at half-time in the win over Union Saint-Gilloise. There does not appear to be any injury problem with the Egyptian winger, who was withdrawn to keep his energy levels up for the weekend game. Salah enjoyed an action-packed September with plenty of goals and assists in his domestic and European matches. He looks set to be part of the starting line-up in this game.
Liverpool Predicted Lineup vs Brighton – The Final Word
Liverpool have suffered two successive defeats at the AMEX Stadium. The Reds are also looking for a bounce back from the recent loss against Spurs in the Premier League. Meanwhile, Brighton are showing the first signs of trouble with only one win in the last five games.
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