Liverpool will be looking to make it three Premier League wins in a row for the first time since September when they host Brighton. The match schedules for Wednesday at Anfield with kickoff at 11:15 pm.
The champions climbed to third on the table following their 3-1 win over West Ham on Sunday, shortly Brighton put a shock 1-0 win over Tottenham Hotspurs to ease their relegation fears.
After a slump of form post-Christmas, Liverpool recorded their first win in seven attempts against Aston Villa’s youngsters in the FA Cup. The champions are back in contention to lead the table again.
It was a good week for Liverpool that responded to Manchester United’s loss in the FA Cup against bitter rivals Manchester United with back to back wins in London. Their first league win came in their 3-1 over Tottenham and their first league goal of 2021.
Their goal drought appears to end with a looming mouth-watering clash with Manchester City on Sunday. The transfer window made Jurgen Klopp reflect on his defensive woes with Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak’s signings.
Brighton eased their relegation battles with a 1-0 win against Tottenham. The Seagulls have kept clean sheets in each of their last Premier League outings and could keep four for the first time in a row for the first time since November.
Liverpool vs. Brighton Head to Head
Both sides have nine games against each other, with Liverpool taking home eight wins while Brighton without a win. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
West Ham 1-3 Liverpool
Tottenham 1-3 Liverpool
Man United 3-2 Liverpool
Liverpool 0-1 Burnley
Liverpool 0-0 Man United
Brigthon 1-0 Tottenham
Brighton 0-0 Fulham
Leeds 0-1 Brighton
Man City 1-0 Brighton
Newport County 1-1 Brighton
Liverpool Team News
Jurgen Klopp will be without the services of Sadio Mane after picking a slight muscle problem. Even with Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak’s addition, Natt Philips was impressive and will get the nod this week. Fabinho could miss out on this clash but could be back in line against Manchester City.
Brighton Team News
Seagulls will be without Danny Welbeck’s services, who earned a controversial penalty that earned a point in the reverse fixture. Other absentees include Tariq Lamptey, Alireza Jahanbakhsh, and Florin Andone.
Prediction and Odds
We cannot overlook Liverpool’s current pick of form in the league to ensure an easy win this weekend.
Goals Over 1.5
Salah to Score