We say: Brighton & Hove Albion 1-3 LiverpoolGoals have been a guarantee whenever these two sides have stepped out onto the field this term, but while Brighton subjected Liverpool to two Amex beatings earlier in 2023, the hosts’ severe defensive deficiencies should see the Reds exact revenge.
As attractive as ever under the leadership of master tactician Roberto De Zerbi, Brighton hope to continue their progress this season and continue to join the fight for European places. The Seagulls are now in 6th place in the Premier League with 15 points taken from 7 matches. After having had 3 wins in a row against Newcastle 3-1, Manchester United 1-3 and Bournemouth 3-1, they suffered a big setback last weekend.
Indeed, Brighton was soundly beaten on the lawn of Aston Villa 6-1. This week, Roberto De Zerbi’s men showed character to erase a 2-goal deficit and bring Marseille to a draw in the Europa League 2-2.
For Brighton, promising playmaker Enciso and Polish midfielder Moder are long-term absentees. They were joined in the infirmary by starting left-back Estupinan, who is also expected to miss the coming weeks. Added to this are the uncertainties surrounding the participation of full-back Lamptey and senior defender Dunk as well as the experienced Milner and Lallana (probably out). On the other hand, starting midfielder Gross made his return to Marseille on Thursday and even scored. On the last day, the Seagulls collapsed defensively (6 goals conceded).