Liverpool look to bounce back from their disappointing Merseyside derby draw as they host Brighton at Anfield.
After a rocky start to their league campaign, the Reds’ momentum had appeared to pick up with back-to-back wins over Bournemouth and Newcastle, but the clash with Everton left them eighth in the table.
And with constant fan criticism of Liverpool’s form, particularly over the summer signing of Darwin Nunez for his poor results, Jurgen Klopp’s only hope of escaping Brighton on three points is his club’s outstanding record at Anfield.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 26 Premier League games at Anfield (W20 D6), keeping 15 clean sheets in this run.
And two prolific players could take the record to 27 games unbeaten.
All three of Roberto Firmino’s Premier League goals this season have come in home games and he has been directly involved in seven goals in his last three league appearances at Anfield (3 goals, 4 assists).
Meanwhile, Mohamed Salah was directly involved in 11 goals in his 10 league games against Brighton, scoring six and assisting five.
Can Liverpool resume their Premier League run with a stunning new club record?
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- Liverpool have lost just one of their 10 Premier League meetings with Brighton (W7 D2), a 1-0 home defeat in February 2021
- Having avoided defeat in just two of their first 11 away league games against Liverpool (W1 D1 L9), Brighton are unbeaten in their last two visits to Anfield (W1 D1)
- It is only the second time Brighton (4th) have faced Liverpool (8th) in a top flight despite being above them in the table, following a 3-3 draw at the Goldstone Ground in October 1981 (Brighton 7th, Liverpool 8th)
- Brighton have lost just one of their last 11 Premier League games (W7 D3), losing 2-1 at Fulham in August
- Pascal Gross has 20 goals and 29 assists in his Premier League career so far – he could be the first Brighton player to reach 50 goals in the competition, and the fourth German player to do so after Mesut Özil ( 87), Leroy Sané (53) and Ilkay Gundogan (51)
- This will be Brighton boss Roberto De Zerbi’s first-ever Premier League game in charge; each of the five previous managers whose first game came against Liverpool at Anfield lost – David Pleat in August 1995 (0-1), Chris Hutchings in August 2000 (0-1), Ronald Koeman in August 2014 (1-2) , Daniel Farke in August 2019 (1-4) and Marcelo Bielsa in September 2020 (3-4)
- Alexis Mac Allister has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games, as many as he scored in his previous 34 in the competition.
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