Brighton Hove Albion vs Liverpool
Liverpool travel to an out-of-sorts Brighton in the first game of the Premier League weekend.
Jurgen Klopp’s side were perhaps somewhat fortunate to leave Anfield with all three points against West Ham and lost on the night to Inter Milan on Tuesday, although can approach this with confidence.
As impressive as Graham Potter’s Brighton generally are, they have now lost four in a row and have tended to struggle at home as it is.
Clearly, they boast quality but have hit a sticky patch, meaning Liverpool surely approach this one as favourites.
If they are going to ramp up the pressure on Manchester City who, ironically, play Brighton’s biggest rivals Crystal Palace on Monday night, they will need all three points.
Liverpool were recently handed a boost having seen Thiago Alcantara, Joel Matip and Roberto Firmino return to training with the Spaniard and the Cameroonian defender starting against Inter Milan.
Firmino, however, was not included in the squad.
Jordan Henderson was rested for that game and could come back into the side.
For Brighton, Adam Webster is likely to miss the fixture following his recent groin injury.
Brighton vs Liverpool prediction
Liverpool, despite some iffy performances, just look too strong for a side out of form.
Liverpool to win 2-0.
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