Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion: match preview

Liverpool have looked even better than last season with Naby Keïta strengthening midfield and Brighton are likely to become their latest victims at Anfield

Brighton arrive on a high following their impressive victory over Manchester United but stopping Liverpool is a far more complex assignment. The hosts have scored 18 goals without reply in their past six league games at Anfield – a run that includes a 4-0 defeat of Brighton on the final day of last season – and six goals in two games is their most prolific start since 1994-95. Brighton won twice on the road last season and their only league win at Anfield was in 1982. Andy Hunter

Saturday 5.30pm BT Sport 1

Venue Anfield

Last season Liverpool 4 Brighton 0

Referee Chris Kavanagh

This season G1 Y3 R0 3 cards/game

Odds H 1-6 A 22-1 D 8-1


Subs from Mignolet, Clyne, Matip, Fabinho, Henderson, Sturridge, Moreno, Lallana, Shaqiri, Solanke, Jones, Camacho, Phillips

Doubtful None

Injured Lovren (stomach, Sept), Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee, May)

Suspended None

Discipline Y2 R0

Form WW

Leading scorer Mané 3


Subs from Steele, Button, White, Kayal, Bissouma, Locadia, Jahanbakhsh, Suttner, Towell, Dreyer

Injured Andone (groin, 1 Sept), Bruno (hamstring, 1 Sept), Izquierdo (knee, 1 Sept), Dunk (ankle, Sept)

Suspended None

Discipline Y3 R0

Form LW

Leading scorers Duffy, Gross, Murray 1

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