Liverpool vs Brighton - Player Ratings

Liverpool vs Brighton - Player Ratings

Alisson Becker - 7.5 So dominant and was once again important to his team. The first goal was pin point precision in it’s trajectory, and would’ve been tough to stop even if not lost in the sun. Trent Alexander Arnold - 6.0 An unsure performance. A new inside centre back (Konate) and the ever revolving midfield ahead can’t be helping his rhythm. Was unable to dictate tempo or orchestrate his usual attacking play. Andy Robertson - 5.5 The bad games …
Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 0-1 Brighton

Tactical Breakdown: Liverpool 0-1 Brighton

Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool lost 1-0 to Brighton at Anfield to leave their ambitions to retain the Premier League title in tatters. They were without both Alisson and Sadio Mané, compounding the tactical issues that long-term injuries to Van Dijk, Gomez, Matip, Keïta and Jota have caused. Systems Liverpool set up in their usual 4-3-3, but with both Mané and Jota unavailable, the home side did not have a winger to suit their player profile and Xherdan Shaqiri was moved from …

"We have to change that" - Klopp knows Liverpool have much work to do

Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp believes Liverpool looked mentally fatigued as they lost 1-0 to Brighton on Wednesday night. A scrappy goal from Steven Alzate was enough to give Brighton a deserved victory at Anfield as Liverpool fell to their second successive home defeat in the league. At his post-match press conference, Klopp was asked if he felt Liverpool could still close the gap between themselves and Manchester City:
"The gap to City, I know, I'm manager of Liverpool and I …
Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to face Brighton tonight?

Will this be Liverpool's starting lineup to face Brighton tonight?

Liverpool play Brighton tonight in the Premier League. With an eventful transfer deadline day now behind them, what will Jürgen Klopp's starting lineup be? Liverpool won 3-1 at West Ham on Sunday to make it two wins in a row for the Premier League champions. The Reds then brought in two centre-halves on transfer deadline day - Ozan Kabak from Schalke and Preston's Ben Davies. However, it's unlikely that Klopp would have put either one of those players into the …
Liverpool vs Brighton Preview - Can rampant Reds continue upsurge in form?

Liverpool vs Brighton Preview - Can rampant Reds continue upsurge in form?

THE DETAILS Venue – Anfield, Liverpool Referee – Kevin Friend Date & Time – Wednesday, February 3rd @ 20:15 Current Odds – Liverpool 1/3, Draw 17/4, Brighton 8/1 ________________________________________________________ Football is fun again. The Reds are winning and doing it in style. In the last week, we've witnessed Liverpool take six points from London with two exciting, attacking, 3-1 victories. With Manchester City's visit to Anfield just coming over the horizon, Liverpool could not have picked a better time to …
Why Klopp opted for Kelleher over Adrian

Why Klopp opted for Kelleher over Adrian

A few weeks back now, Jamie Carragher analysed what has happened to Liverpool’s defensive line since Virgil van Dijk’s injury on Monday Night Football. There was a belief that without the Dutchman, the Reds would retreat a little. There have been subtle tweaks but these haven’t been anywhere near as drastic as many had expected.  In his feature, Carragher talked about the backline’s preemptive positioning. Without the recovery pace of Van Dijk and Joe Gomez, Liverpool have stopped trying to …
Tactical Breakdown: Brighton 1-1 Liverpool

Tactical Breakdown: Brighton 1-1 Liverpool

Before looking at tactics I think it's important to preface any tactical discussion within the unique circumstances players, managers and clubs find themselves in, especially Liverpool FC. Jürgen Klopp's team is currently in the midst of a season in which their pre-season was disrupted, their transfer plans unexpectedly affected and in which games are being played at a faster rate than I can write them up. The nature of this campaign has resulted in a number of decisions being made …
Henderson concedes it was

Henderson concedes it was "very frustrating" to come away from Brighton game with only a point

Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson couldn't hide his disappointment after his side had to settle for a 1-1 draw in their clash with Brighton on Saturday. Diogo Jota gave The Reds the lead on the hour but a late penalty for an Andy Robertson challenge on Danny Welbeck was converted by Pascal Groβ. Speaking to Liverpoolfc.com about the result, Henderson said:
"Very frustrating, especially the way it's happened in the last couple of minutes. Hard to take. "It feels unfair at …
Injuries and VAR distract from below-par performances

Injuries and VAR distract from below-par performances

It's hard to believe that Liverpool are on the cusp of the Round of 16 in the Champions League and sitting pretty among the early pace-setters in the Premier League. Saturday's 1-1 draw away to Brighton certainly detracted from what has been a solid start to the season. Yes, it was a draw away at a side you would expect Liverpool to be beating, but it really should have been a win for Klopp's side. An incredibly unjust penalty decision …
Will this be Liverpool's lineup to face Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday?

Will this be Liverpool's lineup to face Brighton at the Amex Stadium on Saturday?

Liverpool travel to the south coast this weekend as they play Brighton in the Premier League in Saturday's early game. The Reds are currently without Joe Gomez, Virgil van Dijk, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Naby Keïta, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Xherdan Shaqiri. Jordan Henderson and Thiago Alcântara will face late fitness tests to determine if they are available to face Brighton. After Wednesday night's 2-0 Champions League defeat against Atalanta, Liverpool will be looking to bounce right back with a win against The …
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