Liverpool vs Brighton
England – Premier League
Date: Saturday, 1 October 2022
Kick-off at 15:00 UK/ 16:00 CET
When Liverpool hosts Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on Saturday, they will be looking to start a string of victories.
After a two-week break, the Premier League will resume this weekend with the start of Gameweek 9 of the 2022–23 season.
The action starts with the eagerly anticipated North London Derby, and then Liverpool will host Brighton & Hove Albion in a match at Anfield.
Liverpool’s 2022–23 season has been a trial by fire so far because they have had trouble stringing together a run of successful performances.
To win their first match in the Premier League, the Reds had to wait until Gameweek, and they have only been successful in three of their eight games overall.
However, Jurgen Klopp will be hoping that the 15-day break was really beneficial for his team.
Brighton & Hove Albion, on the other side, has been one of the top teams so far in the 2022–23 Premier League season.
The Seagulls have only lost one of their first six games in the top level, and they are presently fourth on the standings.
Their first game since Roberto De Zerbi was named the new Chelsea manager may be a death knell for their hopes of competing in Europe as a result of Graham Potter’s resignation.
In the same game the previous campaign, Brighton overcame a two-goal deficit to hold Liverpool to a 2-2 draw, with goals from Enock Mwepu and Leandro Trossard for the Seagulls.
In advance of the most recent meeting between the two sides, The dilta takes a closer look at the clash.
Liverpool vs Brighton Head to head :
- The latest encounter ended in a 0-2 win for Liverpool.
- They scored two or more goals in four of the past six clashes.
- Four of the former six meetings had goals from both teams.
- The latest match-up at this stadium ended in a 2-2 draw.
Liverpool vs Brighton Prediction :
In the previous two seasons, Brighton & Hove Albion appeared to have figured out how to frustrate Liverpool at Anfield.
However, with Roberto De Zerbi taking command of his first game as Brighton’s manager this weekend, things could alter under new leadership.
The Seagulls should maintain their usual focus for the full 90 minutes, although De Zerbi may need some time to establish himself as the club’s dominant figure.
Liverpool will then have a chance to score and escape a difficult encounter with three points. The dilta therefore forecasts a competitive match, with Liverpool defeating Brighton by a score of 2-1.
Liverpool vs Brighton Team News :
For Saturday’s match against Brighton, Liverpool will still be without Kaide Gordon (pelvis), Naby Keita (thigh), Calvin Ramsay (back), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), and Andrew Robertson (knee).
Although the trio might not be risked given the number of games in October, Ibrahima Konate, Curtis Jones, and Caoimhin Kelleher might all be chosen in the matchday squad for the first time in a competitive match this season.
In order to contribute crucial experience in midfield, Jordan Henderson, who had a late cameo appearance for England during the Three Lions’ 3-3 draw against Germany on Monday, may be selected for the starting lineup.
Nunez and Roberto Firmino are less likely to be selected than Diogo Jota, who assisted in setting up Salah’s first goal against Ajax and generally looked active in a central position now that he has fully recovered from a hamstring injury.Jakub Moder (knee) and Adam Lallana (calf), who will be very sad to miss playing against his former team, won’t be traveling with Brighton, however.
De Zerbi typically preferred a 4-2-3-1 arrangement at Sassuolo, but the 43-year-old is unlikely to make much changes to the starting XI that hammered Leicester last time out and may instead go with Potter’s preferred back three system for the time being.
However, due to a fever, Enock Mwepu was unable to represent Zambia during the international break; as a result, he will probably be kept at home as a precaution.
As a result, Tariq Lamptey and Pervis Estupinan might compete for a berth on the wing opposite of Solly March, allowing Leandro Trossard to move up the field. To enable March to play on his natural left side, the former could prevail in that particular duel.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Diaz
Brighton & Hove Albion possible starting lineup:
Sanchez; Veltman, Dunk, Webster; Lamptey, MacAllister, Caicedo, March; Gross, Trossard; Welbeck