Anfield, Liverpool, England
Key Stat: Brighton's draw when these teams last met ended a nine-match losing streak in this fixture
Expert Verdict: Liverpool made a poor start to 2021 but victory last time out was the boost they needed to get firmly back on track. Jurgen Klopp's side now have some records to put straight in this match but they are very much favourites to do that.
Liverpool are back to winning ways and Jurgen Klopp’s side, boosted by their defensive reinforcements on transfer deadline day, will now bid to continue that against Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield. The match takes place on February 3 and the live action starts at 20:15 local time.
Defenders:Trent Alexander Arnold, Ben Davies, Nat Phillips, Andrew Robertson
Midfielders:Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, Thiago Alcantara
Forwards:Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Alex Oxlade Chamberlain
Defenders:Ben White, Lewis Dunk, Adam Webster
Midfielders:Joel Veltman, Pascal Gross, Yves Bissouma, Solly March
Forwards:Alexis Mac Allister, Neil Maupay, Leandro Trossard
Liverpool have an excellent record against Brighton but their nine-match winning streak in this fixture – which included a 2-1 home win and 3-1 away victory last season – was ended by a 1-1 draw at the Amex Stadium in November. Neil Maupay had already missed a penalty for the hosts when Diogo Jota netted for the visitors, but in the last minute Pascal Gross made no mistake from the spot to snatch a late point. Here are the results of the last five matches:
Nov 28, 2020: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-1 Liverpool
Jul 08, 2020: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-3 Liverpool
Nov 30, 2019: Liverpool 2-1 Brighton & Hove Albion
Jan 12, 2019: Brighton & Hove Albion 0-1 Liverpool
Aug 25, 2018: Liverpool 1-0 Brighton & Hove Albion
Liverpool are odds-on favourites to win at home to Brighton & Hove Albion and can be backed at 2/5 with Bet365, 888sport and Betway.
With the Reds back to winning ways, over 2.5 goals will return 8/13 with Bet365.
Back in form up front, Mo Salah is 4/7 to score at any time with Betway.
Liverpool are back to winning ways and look to have completely got over their initial slump at the start of the year. They can maintain that with a big win in this game.