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How Liverpool could line up against Brighton & Hove Albion

By , Editor | 3mo
Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool could line up for their Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion as they attempt to traverse a defensive injury crisis.

Liverpool must bounce back from successive defeats on Saturday when the Premier League leaders take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium.

Jurgen Klopp's side fell to their first league loss of the season at the hands of Manchester City in their most recent top-flight game and were then eliminated in the third round of the FA Cup by Wolverhampton Wanderers.

The Reds still enjoy a four-point lead at the top of the table but will know that a third consecutive defeat would open the door for Manchester City to really put the pressure on in the title race.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Liverpool could line up against the Seagulls.



Out: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee), Joe Gomez (leg), Joel Matip (shoulder), Dejan Lovren (hamstring)
Doubtful: Jordan Henderson (knock), Adam Lallana (unspecified)

Liverpool are facing a centre-back shortage after Dejan Lovren was forced off in the opening stages of the FA Cup defeat to Wolves, and Klopp is unlikely to throw 16-year-old Ki-Jana Hoever into a Premier League game despite his mature performance in that match.

Fabinho is therefore expected to continue as a makeshift centre-back, with Joe Gomez and Joel Matip also still sidelined.

Reds fans will breathe a sigh of relief that Virgil van Dijk has shaken off his own knock and will start - one of a host of first-team players set to come back into the team for this one.

Jordan Henderson is expected to overcome a knock he suffered against Man City, while further forward Xherdan Shaqiri could be one of few players to keep his place from Monday night.

Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andrew Robertson, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and African Player of the Year Mohamed Salah are among the big names ready to come back into the side.



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Premier League Table
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool34267177205785
2Manchester CityMan City33272486226483
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs332211064343067
4Arsenal33206766402666
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd33197763441964
7Leicester CityLeicester34145154645147
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves33138124142-147
9Everton34137144644246
10Watford33137134748-146
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham34126164252-1042
12Bournemouth34125174961-1241
13Crystal Palace34116174046-639
14Burnley34116174260-1839
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle34108163243-1138
16Southampton3399153954-1536
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3396183253-2133
18Cardiff CityCardiff3494213063-3331
RFulham3455243276-4420
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3435261967-4814
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2Manchester CityMan City33272486226483
3Tottenham HotspurSpurs332211064343067
4Arsenal33206766402666
5Chelsea34206857362166
6Manchester UnitedMan Utd33197763441964
7Leicester CityLeicester34145154645147
8Wolverhampton WanderersWolves33138124142-147
9Everton34137144644246
10Watford33137134748-146
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham34126164252-1042
12Bournemouth34125174961-1241
13Crystal Palace34116174046-639
14Burnley34116174260-1839
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle34108163243-1138
16Southampton3399153954-1536
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton3396183253-2133
18Cardiff CityCardiff3494213063-3331
RFulham3455243276-4420
RHuddersfield TownHuddersfield3435261967-4814
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