Liverpool v Brighton: match preview

Liverpool just need to draw and preserve their unbeaten home record against Brighton to qualify for the Champions League next season

Complaints over Liverpool’s recent league form have been excessive, given the limited midfield and forward options available to Jürgen Klopp while guiding the club into the Champions League final, but the last day equation is straight-forward on many levels. Preserve an unbeaten home campaign against a Brighton team that has won twice on the road all season and Liverpool are in the Champions League for a second year running. As a side note, Mohamed Salah needs one more goal to become Liverpool’s record scorer in a Premier League campaign. He is currently level with Luis Suárez’s 31 goals in 2013-14. Andy Hunter

Sunday 3pm Sky Sports Main Event

Venue Anfield

Last season n/a

Referee Kevin Friend

This season G20 Y46 R0 2.3 cards/game

Odds H 2-11 A 18-1 D 7-1


Subs from Mignolet, Lallana, Klavan, Moreno, Solanke, Ings, Clyne, Ward, Masterson, Jones, Woodburn

Doubtful Mané (thigh)

Injured Can (back, Jun), Matip (thigh, Aug), Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee, Aug)

Suspended None

Discipline Y44 R1


Leading scorer Salah 31


Subs from Krul, Hünemeier, Kayal, Schelotto, March, Locadia, Hemed, Baldock, Ulloa, Goldson, Suttner, Rosenior

Doubtful None

Injured Brown (knee, unknown), Sidwell (back, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y54 R2


Leading scorer Murray 12

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