Key left back Andy Robertson has emerged as a major doubt to play for Liverpool against Brighton this Saturday as he is still recovering from a knee injury, written by Evan Seaman.
Klopp’s Liverpool is hoping to get their season going after a slow start when they host surprise high-flyers Brighton & Hove Albion.
The hosts currently languish 8th in the table and on nine points after playing six games, well below their expectations of challenging for the Premier League. Whereas for Brighton, they occupy 4th position after picking up 13 points from six games.
There will be a sense of intrigue at the weekend because Brighton will have a new manager in the dugout for this fixture as Roberto De Zerbi comes in for Graham Potter who recently left for Chelsea.
In De Zerbi’s first press conference, he talked about his new club in his first press conference, “I think that after the first talks we were just on the same wave”.
In terms of head-to-head, the two sides have played each other 10 times in the Premier League with Liverpool winning seven times, Brighton taking the three points just once and two draws.
In the most recent meeting on the 12th of March 2022, Liverpool ran out 0-2 winners at the Amex Stadium. The goal scorers were Luis Diaz and Mohammed Salah.
In Liverpool’s previous five games, they have won twice, drawn twice and lost once meaning they have taken eight points from a possible 15. However, Brighton have fared slightly better, winning three times from their last five games.
Brighton will need to watch out for Liverpool’s top goal scorer so far this season, Roberto Firmino, who is currently on three goals including a hat-trick against Bournemouth.
Whereas the visitors key man could be Alex Mac Allister who is on an impressive four goals already and has the highest number of tackles out of all the players from the two sides.
At the back for Liverpool, they will be looking to Virgil Van Dijk for some defensive solidity as he has made 535 passes so far.