Liverpool vs Brighton: Pre-match report
Brighton will enter the Anfield with momentum on their side, after their victory over Manchester United last week. However, Liverpool, in their present form, will be a tough nut to crack for them. Klopp and his boys have won both their league matches and will go all-in to further their winning streak. Here is our match preview for tonight's encounter.
Some interesting facts to get you excited for the fixture
Brighton and Liverpool have locked horns on 27 occasions. Brighton have won four times, and eight matches have ended in a draw. Rest of them have been won by Liverpool. Liverpool have not faced defeat at Anfield in the last 22 fixtures, while Brighton haven't seen a single win here since 1982. Brighton's manager, Chris Hughton, has never tasted victory against Klopp or Liverpool.
Details on the Liverpool squad
Klopp might field a 4-1-2-3 formation for tonight, with Salah, Mane, and Firmino leading the attack. Wijnaldum might play in the CDM position with Milner and Keita taking control of the mid-field. The Reds will have to take to the field without Dejan Lovren, who is out due to a pelvic injury. Alexander Oxlade-Chamberlain's knee injury will also prevent him from taking part tonight.
How does the Brighton squad look?
Brighton had prevented relegation comfortably last season and have impressed everyone by defeating United. They might field a 4-2-2-1-1 formation tonight with Murray as the striker and their most promising talent, Gross as the attacking mid-fielder. Propper and Stephens might act as central midfielders with Bernardo, Bong, Balogun, and Montoya bringing up the rear. Injuries will keep away Andone, Bruno, Izquierdo, and Dunk.
Predicted line-up and TV listing
Liverpool- Alisson, Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita, Salah, Mane, Firmino. Brighton- Ryan, Bong, Balogun, Montoya, Bernardo, Propper, Stephens, March, Gross, Knockaert, Murray. The match is scheduled to take place at 10:00 PM and can be viewed on Star Sports Select 1 or Star Sports Select HD. Fans can also live-stream the match on Hotstar.