2022-23 Premier League: Week Eight – Liverpool vs Brighton

Liverpool welcome top-four chasing Brighton & Hove Albion to Anfield in a huge Premier League clash. 

Victory would see Liverpool go fifth if Fulham and Chelsea both lose elsewhere, whereas a win would see Brightion stay fourth in the table.


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Andrew Robertson could return for Liverpool after recovering from a knock which prevented him from being available for Scotland during the international break.

Caoimhin Kelleher (groin) and Ibrahima Konate (knee) face late fitness tests but Curtis Jones (leg), Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (hamstring), Naby Keita and Calvin Ramsay (both unspecified) remain ruled out.

Brighton could welcome Enock Mwepu back into contention after he recovered from a bout of illness during the international break.

Adam Lallana (calf) could be available if declared match-fit but Jakub Moder (knee) remains absent.


Stat Attack

  • Liverpool have lost just one of their last 10 Premier League meetings against Brighton (W7, D2, L1).
  • Brighton have won just one of their last five visits to Anfield (W1, D1, L3).
  • Jurgen Klopp’s Reds have conceded four goals in their last three home matches against Brighton.
  • Roberto Firmino has scored three goals across Liverpool’s last two home games (W2).
  • Brighton have scored five goals in three away matches this season (W2, L1).



Having endured a flat start to this season and three contrastable performances across two competitions in September, it is quite tricky to work out what we should expect from Liverpool who have often been wasteful of chances yet showed more solidness last time out against Ajax.

Brighton meanwhile have had a fortnight to adapt to life under Roberto De Zerbi who likes to play attacking football, which could well be the perfect fit given their excellent attacking start to the season under ex manager – Graham Potter.

Liverpool away at Anfield though is a tough introduction for De Zerbi to the Premier League but if Brighton – who haven’t played for a month – aren’t rusty, I can see a competitive battle if the Seagulls can replicate their aggressive clinical attacking as saw in their win last time out against Leicester.

Anfield also is quite a hoodoo ground for Brighton but with Jurgen Klopp’s Reds out-of-form, this might be the perfect time to strike if they can rediscover their early-season momentum quickly, although I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a cracking contest between two attack-minded teams.

Prediction: Liverpool 1-1 Brighton

Result: Liverpool 3-3 Brighton

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