Match Today: Liverpool vs Brighton 01-10-2022 English Premier League

Liverpool will seek to start a streak of positive results when they welcome Brighton & Hove Albion at Anfield on Saturday.

The Premier League resumes this weekend after a two-week break, with the ninth round of the 2022/23 season set to begin this weekend.

The excitement begins with the much-anticipated North London derby, and Liverpool will follow up with a match at Anfield, where Brighton & Hove Albion paid a visit. The 2022/23 season has been a fiery experience for Liverpool so far, as they struggled to accumulate a string of positive results.

The Reds have had to wait until a playing week to score their first Premier League win and have only managed to emerge victorious in three of their eight games in all competitions, but Jurgen Klopp is hopeful the 15-day hiatus has given his side a powerful spur for a comeback. to the right path.

Liverpool vs Brighton

On the other hand, Brighton and Hove Albion were one of the qualified teams in the early days of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

The Seagulls are currently fourth at the table, having lost just one of their first six league games, but Graham Potter's departure could come as a huge blow to their European ambitions, as the trip to Liverpool was their first since Roberto de Zerbe was appointed as Chelsea manager's successor. the new.

Last season's confrontation saw Brighton trailing with two goals to a 2-2 draw for Liverpool, as Enoch Mwepo and Leandro Trossard scored in favor of Al Nawras. The tough tackle takes a closer look at the confrontation ahead of the two sides' recent meeting. Jurgen Klopp saw his team's fitness woes eased dramatically during the international break. Against Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, the Liverpool boss is likely to be deprived of the services of six first-team players.

The positive update is that Ibrahima Konate has resumed training after recovering from a knee injury and will be in contention to start matches soon. In addition, Jordan Henderson is back in full fitness, as the Liverpool captain featured for England against Germany earlier this week. And while Andrew Robertson (knee) is still unavailable, he will be at Klopp's disposal in a week or two.

Brighton vs Liverpool

Unlike his Liverpool counterpart, Roberto de Zerbe barely has the fitness interest to deal with ahead of the trip to Anfield, but like Jurgen Klopp, Brighton & Hove Albion boss has received a largely positive update after the international break, with only one player on the sidelines. Jakob Moder is the only player not available to face Liverpool, as the Poland international recovers from a lengthy knee injury.

The good news is that Adam Lallana is fit and ready to face his former team after taking part in training ahead of De Zerbe's first game with Brighton. Liverpool have lost just once of their 10 Premier League meetings with Brighton and Hove Albion, losing 1-0 at home in February 2021. Having avoided losing only two of his first 11 games outside the league against Liverpool, the Seagulls have not been defeated in their last two visits to Anfield Liverpool have not lost in their last 26 Premier League games at Anfield, and have kept 15 clean sheets in these The round, in the 11 games they have conceded, they have conceded the first goal eight times, including each of the last six.

Brighton have lost just once in their last 11 Premier League games, losing 2-1 at Fulham in August. Taking into account the last 10 Premier League matches, only Tottenham (26) and Manchester City (24) have earned more points than Brighton (23). Mohamed Salah directly participated in 11 goals in his 10 Premier League matches against Brighton, He scored six and assisted five, but the only two occasions on which he failed to score a goal against The Nawras came in matches at Anfield (November 2019, February 2021).

Alexis McAlister has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games, the same number he has scored in his previous 34 matches in the competition.