Kop fire! Liverpool celebrate a rare Firminho goal against Leicester last weekend. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com) Brighton vs Liverp...
Kop fire! Liverpool celebrate a rare Firminho goal against Leicester last weekend. (Photo credit: Premierleague.com)
Brighton vs Liverpool
Liverpool’s invincibility at Anfield was broken by a wild Atalanta side on Wednesday in the UEFA Champions League but they have an instant opportunity to make amends with their trip to Brighton.
Brighton host Liverpool on Saturday on the back of an impressive outing in the premier league against Aston Villa, recording their first away win of the season and striker Danny Welbeck registered his first goal for Graham Potter’s side.
Liverpool in the league are coasting, they beat Leicester cleanly last weekend before the home loss in the champions league but that can easily be blamed on team rotation and complacency.
Jurgen Klopp couldn’t call on Mo Salah in the win over the Foxes, one that broke their own record of 63 games at Anfield without defeat due to COVID-19 but the flying winger is back and ready to go against Brighton after featuring in the midweek loss to Atalanta.
Brighton can take inspiration from the win over high flying Aston Villa and take the battle to Liverpool, if there’s anything the west midland side learned from Liverpool’s defeat at home to Atalanta, it would be the fact that anything can happen if you keep pressing.
Liverpool is a team of space and pace, they’re not afraid to attack, the style is the same whether it’s Sadio Mane upfront or Divock Origi, whether its Trent Alexander Arnold or Neco Williams, everyone knows exactly what to do.
One thing Brighton did well against Villa was closing down on the duo of Jack Grealish and Oliver Watkins, they will have so much to do with Liverpool’s iconic front three but they also now have to do it with an extra headache in Diogo Jota.
Brighton will be able to introduce a familiar face to Liverpool, Adam Lallana departed from Liverpool in the summer after series of injuries limited his Anfield career; Lallana has been an inspiration to the Seagulls’ midfield, if there’s a game in which they need him most, it’s this one.
Graham Potter against Jurgen Klopp would be lovely to see, the former won’t like to look at the stats by the way, Brighton have lost the last five against Liverpool and to make it worse, they hardly find the net against the Kops.