One of probably the most thrilling video games of the weekend sees in-form Brighton tackle Liverpool on the Amex Stadium.
Roberto De Zerbi’s Seagulls have been incredible type of late, regardless of transport 4 targets to Premier League desk toppers Arsenal on New Year’s Eve, and know a win would take them above their extra illustrious opponents within the desk.
Liverpool have been comprehensively defeated by Brentford of their final Premier League outing, and are lacking a variety of key gamers by means of harm – particularly Virgil van Dijk.
Jurgen Klopp’s aspect are seven factors behind Manchester United in fourth and might’t afford any extra slip-ups within the race for Champions League qualification.
Here’s 90min’s preview of the sport.
Brighton vs Liverpool H2H Results (Last Five Games)
Current Form (Last Five Premier League Games)
Brighton workforce information
Brighton supervisor Roberto De Zerbi confirmed on Friday that Leandro Trossard, who scored a hat-trick within the reverse fixture earlier this season, won’t be a part of his squad to tackle Liverpool over issues about his angle.
The Belgian is agitating for a transfer away from Brighton, regardless of their spectacular type, and is known to have been remoted from the group consequently.
Jakub Moder is out with a cruciate knee ligament harm however there’s few different issues for Italian boss De Zerbi to fret about.
Brighton predicted lineup (4-2-3-1): Sanchez, Veltman, Dunk, Colwill, Estupinan; Caicedo, Gross, March, Mac Allister, Mitoma, Ferguson
Liverpool workforce information
The harm ache continues for Liverpool as Jurgen Klopp could also be with out at the very least seven high-profile first workforce gamers.
Virgil van Dijk, Roberto Firmino, Luis Diaz, Diogo Jota and Arthur are all positively unavailable, and there is query marks over the health of Darwin Nunez and James Milner.
Andrew Robertson can be in need of full match health and the Scot could proceed to play understudy to Kostas Tsimikas regardless of Liverpool’s woes.
Liverpool predicted lineup (4-3-3): Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Gakpo, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Liverpool could have gained 4 of their previous 5 Premier League video games, however that run of outcomes has masked a mess of issues in Jurgen Klopp’s aspect.
Easy to penetrate in midfield and riddled with accidents, the Reds have been beneath their finest for a while and have been fortunate to earn an FA Cup third spherical replay with Wolves final trip.
Brighton scored 4 towards Everton of their final Premier League outing earlier than trouncing Middlesbrough on the Riverside Stadium within the FA Cup – World Cup winner Alexis Mac Allister returning to the aspect with a bang.
Don’t be stunned if Albion proceed their cost at a raucous Amex.
Prediction: Brighton 2-1 Liverpool