Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream – Premier League 2020/21

Reigning PL champions Liverpool will be playing against Brighton and Hove Albion after successfully defeating Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham. Alley Sport is here with Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion. Jurgen Klopp and co defeated Tottenham during their trip to North London, scoring their first goal in the league this month, and winning their first league match of 2021.

Roberto Firmino (center) scored Liverpool's first goal in their 1-3 win over Tottenham last week | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion
Roberto Firmino (center) scored Liverpool’s first goal in their 1-3 win over Tottenham last week | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Liverpool vs Brighton, Match Preview

After being knocked out of the FA Cup by arch-rivals Manchester United, Liverpool bounced back by scoring their first league goal of 2021 and winning their first league match of the year, against Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side. After missing a few chances earlier, Sadio Mane played the ball across the face of the goal, and after both Eric Dier and Hugo Lloris missed the clearance, Firmino tapped in to put his side ahead.

In the second half, Hugo Lloris again failed to hold on to a shot from Sadio Mane, and right-back Trent Alexander-Arnold fired the rebound into the back of the net, doubling Liverpool’s lead.

Tottenham’s new signing Pierre-Emile Hojberg who has impressed since his transfer from Southampton, pulled one back for the hosts two minutes later, but the goal only proved to be a consolation as Spurs couldn’t build on top of that to comeback in the game. Sadio Mane, who had played well without reward upto that point, scored Liverpool’s third goal of the match, after Joe Rodon of Spurs failed to properly clear a cross into the area from Alexander-Arnold.

The win should be a good morality boost for Liverpool who suffered crushing defeats against the likes of Southampton and Burnley in the league earlier, which saw them drop down to 4th in the Premier League table. Should they lose against West Ham next week, they will fall to 5th. Klopp and co will try to recover from what has been a slump in form in recent times with wins over West Ham and later Brighton.

Sadio Mane assisted Liverpool's first goal and scored the third goal himself, against Tottenham | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion
Sadio Mane assisted Liverpool’s first goal and scored the third goal himself, against Tottenham | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Liverpool vs Brighton, Latest Team News

Klopp will continue to face problems when choosing a defence, with ace center-back Virgil van Dijk still recovering form his injury. The Dutchman is not expected to be back until May. Liverpool’s other first-choice center back Joe Gomez is ruled out for the remainder of this season with a knee injury. Joel Matip, who only recently recovered from an injury, has unfortunately picked up a ligament injury now which will rule him out until late March.

Brazilian defensive midfielder Fabinho, who has so far filled in at center-back and has been impressive there, is also doubtful for this fixture with a muscle injury. New signing Diogo Jota is also out with a knee injury, along with midfielder Naby Keita, who has a muscle-related injury.

Brighton will miss forwards Alireza Jahanbaksh, who is on the sidelines with an ankle injury, Florian Andone, who is out with a cruciate ligament injury and former Arsenal and Man United forward Danny Welbeck, who has a knee injury. Impressive right-back Tariq Lamptey is out with a thigh injury, while winger Jose Izquierdo and goalkeeper Steele are injury-related doubts.

Liverpool have badly missed the services of Virgil van Dijk at the heart of defence | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion
Liverpool have badly missed the services of Virgil van Dijk at the heart of defence | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Jurgen Klopp will yet again face uncertainty in the center-back position, with his makeshift center-back Fabinho a doubt for this fixture. Should the Brazilian be unavailable, academy player Nat Phillips could feature alongside captain Jordan Henderson at the heart of defence, with dynamic full-back duo Andy Robertson and Trent Alexander-Arnold on either side. Thiago should start in midfield, alongside Georgino Wijnaldum and James Milner, after the latter put in an impressive performance against Tottenham.

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Allison

LB: Andrew Robertson

CB: Nat Phillips

CB: Jordan Henderson (c)

RB: Trent Alexander-Arnold

CM: Thiago Alcantara

CM: Georgino Wijnaldum

CM: James Milner

RW: Mohamed Salah

LW: Sadio Mane

CF: Roberto Firmino

Liverpool's new signing Thiago has been a fixture in their midfield in recent games | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion
Liverpool’s new signing Thiago has been a fixture in their midfield in recent games | Image: Getty Images, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton and Hove Albion

Liverpool vs Brighton, Score Prediction

Liverpool are showing signs of a return to form and Jurgen Klopp will expect an easy 3 points from his side against a downtrodden Brighton team who are hovering just above the relegation zone. We predict a comfortable 3-0 win for Liverpool.

Liverpool vs Brighton, Live Stream

Star Sports will be broadcasting this match in India, while fans can also stream this game from Disney+ Hotstar, from 0145 IST. UK fans can catch all the action on Sky Sports UK.

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