Predicted Liverpool line-up to face Brighton in the Premier League
Liverpool will be aiming to get back to winning ways after losing back to back games in the league and the FA Cup. They are now up against Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium this Saturday, with the possibility of going seven points clear at the top, with Manchester City due to play on Monday.
However, no game in the Premier League is easy, and Brighton are tough customers, especially at home. Chris Hughton’s men will make it very tough for the Reds, hence, expect a tight game down at the South Coast.
Joe Gomez and Joel Matip are nearing first-team returns, but the game on Saturday comes too soon. Dejan Lovren suffered a hamstring injury against Wolves and is out until the end of this month. Virgil van Dijk had a knock and is expected to be back for this game.
Jordan Henderson too is suffering from a small knock. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is back on the pitch, with a possibility of him being involved in March.
Probable Liverpool XI
Manager: Jurgen Klopp
Alisson Becker (GK)
The Brazilian was given a break as Simon Mignolet took the gloves for the FA Cup game. The former is expected to be in goal on Saturday.
Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB)
The youngster was an unused sub on Monday and should start this weekend.
With the other three centre-backs injured, expect Fabinho to fill in at central defence, just like he did against Wolves.
Virgil van Dijk (CB)
A knock meant that he wasn’t even in the squad on Monday. He should be back on Saturday though.
Andy Robertson (LB)
He got a much-deserved rest during the weekend, hence, he will be fresh for this game.
Georginio Wijnaldum (CM)
The Dutchman has played a lot of games this season and got a game off on Monday. Should be raring to go this weekend.
Jordan Henderson (CM)
The captain suffered a slight knock after the City game, but that won’t be enough to stop him from starting the game on Saturday.
Sadio Mane (LW)
He was an unused sub against Wolves and will start against Brighton.
Roberto Firmino (SS)
The Brazilian came on for the last 20 minutes in the cup tie but couldn’t really do much. He is expected to start in a withdrawn role behind Mohamed Salah.
Xherdan Shaqiri (RW)
The Swiss’ trickery and creativity could come in handy against a deep-defending side like Brighton.
Mohamed Salah (FWD)
The Egyptian would be aiming to get back on the scoresheet, just like he did against these opponents at Anfield earlier this season.