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Get all the latest news ahead of the huge match at Anfield

Liverpool host Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday evening knowing they can further assert their Premier League title credentials.

But they will come up against a side fresh from slaying Manchester United on their own patch.

Liverpool hero Mohamed Salah scores against Brighton at the end of last season.

This confidence boosting result for the Seagulls could be vital at Anfield but they will be facing a Reds team yet to concede in their opening Premier League matches.
So who will come out on top? We can’t wait to find out.


What the managers are saying:

Jurgen Klopp (Liverpool): “You are all men and women who when we concede goals talk about the defence and goalkeeper but defending is a team thing.

“We did well for a long period defending, not just this season. We are an offensive orientated team based on good organisation.

“It’s never that we don’t talk about things but every game 60 or 70 per cent of talking is about the defensive things we will do. It needs to stay like this. We work together the whole week. It should get better, that’s the truth.

“Twice a clean sheet, that’s good at this stage. We have to keep going.”

Klopp’s men cruised to a win against Palace

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Klopp’s men cruised to a win against Palace

Chris Hughton (Brighton): “As managers we have all been involved in games where you have been well beaten and we have all been on the end of results that have been fives and sixes,” he said.
“I never felt the gap was that massive between us [last season] so that gives us a bit of comfort going into it but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is one of the most difficult places to get a result.

“The tempo of the game I expect to be very fast. That’s what they’ve proved already this season, that’s what they showed last season and they’ve made good additions to the squad so I expect nothing different to that.”

Lewis Dunk was forced off with injury against Manchester United

Lewis Dunk was forced off with injury against Manchester United

Team news:

Liverpool are without Dejan Lovren for another couple of games as he recovers from injury, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is still a long-term absentee.

For Brighton, Lewis Dunk is a doubt as he has not trained since picking up an injury against Manchester United. Elsewhre, Bruno, Jose Izquierdo and Florin And one are also out.

Predicted XIs:

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Robertson, Gomez, Van Dijk; Wijnaldum, Milner, Keita; Salah, Mane, Firmino.

Brighton: Ryan; Montoya, Duffy, Balogun, Bong; Stephens, Propper, Knockaert, March; Gross; Murray.


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