Liverpool eyeing up Premier League winning return with visit of Brighton
Almost one month from their last Premier League outing, Liverpool will welcome the visit of Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday afternoon, eyeing up a much-needed three points.
It has been a rocky start to the campaign for Jurgen Klopp’s side, but with domestic football returning this weekend, be sure to keep up to date with all the statistics, updates and live scores using the Flashscore website and app.
A goalless draw away to rivals Everton was the last time Liverpool took to the field in the Premier League, with the Queen’s death having caused major disruption to the football calendar.
The Reds were able to squeeze in two Champions League outings before the international break, with a welcome 2-1 victory at home to Ajax, easing the pain of a bruising 4-1 defeat to Napoli on Matchday One.
With the Champions League returning yet again next week, ensuring Liverpool head into the midweek clash against Rangers on the back of a victory in the league will be of paramount importance to Klopp and co.
Yet to get going in the league this term, Liverpool will be hoping their early season troubles are now behind them, as they look to rebuild a title challenge.
Three draws and a defeat has seen the Reds drop down into eighth, with a nine point gap separating them and the league leaders, Arsenal.
A trip to the Emirates Stadium awaits for Liverpool next weekend, but up first at Anfield, it’s the visit of Brighton – a team who begin the weekend sitting inside the Premier League top four.
It marks the first outing as Brighton boss for Roberto De Zerbi, who replaced the departed Graham Potter during the international break.
The former Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk manager joined the Seagulls in the midst of their best-ever start to a Premier League campaign, and despite the turmoil of changing bosses this early on in the campaign, they will pose a threat for the Reds.
Memories of Brighton clashes of the past will strike fear into the Liverpool faithful, as the Reds are winless in their previous two home matches against the Seagulls.
A 2-2 draw last season, which saw Brighton come from two goals behind, followed a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Anfield from the previous campaign.
Given Liverpool have had some time for injuries to return, Klopp’s side should be confident of popping the Brighton bubble and taking three points on Saturday.
Unbeaten at home this season, expect a rampant Reds to bounce back and take three points during their first Premier League fixture in just under a month.