Liverpool hope to return to winning ways against Brighton in the early kickoff
BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION VS. LIVERPOOL
| Saturday, November 28th |
Premier League | Amex Stadium
12:30 PM GMT/7:30 AM EST
Brighton have looked a lot better than their results suggest thus far this season, and have a right to feel unlucky to be on just nine points.
They are an active pressing team, and look best with Adam Lallana on the pitch dictating the flow of proceedings, and the midfielder is being assessed for fitness ahead of tomorrow’s fixture.
They are also without their key dangerman, as Tariq Lamptey is suspended following a red card last time out. The Reds will sigh in relief at that absence, as Lamptey gave Neco WIlliams a torrid time last time the two teams met.
Projected Liverpool Lineup (4-3-3)
Alisson; Milner, Fabinho, Phillips, Robertson; Henderson, Wijnaldum, Jones; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Jordan Henderson has been in training and may feature at the Amex, giving Gini Wijnaldum less to do in the midfield if he is called upon again. Joël Matip might start in the back line, but as he put in what amounted to two 90s in in four days against Leicester and then Atalanta, he may be rested for Brighton.
Due to the minutes Wijnaldum has put in this season, a formation change to give him a rest might be in the cards; if he starts, expect him to be an early substitution.
Sadio Mané’s start in Atalanta has put a lot of miles in his legs, so Diogo Jota might earn another Premier League start to give the Senegal international some rest.
Jürgen Klopp managed minutes midweek to allow for freshness against Brighton, hopefully it shows.
What the Managers Had to Say
Jurgen Klopp: “We have to make sure we are ready for a lot of necessary defensive work because they make the pitch big. The Brighton pitch is anyway big and they try to use all of it and then it’s just hard work. That’s what we have to be ready for – we were always so far, and we have to be again..”
Graham Potter: “They are a formidable attacking unit – and the team behind them, of course – but those front four very dangerous..”
Referee: Stuart Attwell Assistants: Gary Beswick, Adam Nunn Fourth official: Simon Hooper VAR: Kevin Friend Assistant VAR: Simon Beck
Kickoff is set for 12:30PM GMT/7:30AM EST tomorrow, and television listings for the match can be found on LiveSoccerTV. In the meantime, we’ll be keeping you updated with all the buildup to the game, including team news as it’s released, our live matchday thread, and post-match recaps from The Liverpool Offside staff. If you want to join the discussion, sign up for an SB Nation account to have your say on the action as it happens.