Liverpool return to Premier League action today as they host Brighton, who are playing their first game under new manager Roberto De Zerbi.
De Zerbi has replaced Graham Potter, who was appointed as Chelsea boss in mid-September.
The Italian’s first test is a trip to Anfield against a Liverpool side who have suffered an inconsistent start to the new season.
The Reds currently sit 8th in the League, nine points behind leaders Arsenal, having attained just 9 points from their opening six games.
Their last game in this competition came almost a month ago, when they were held to a frustrating stalemate at Goodison Park in the Merseyside Derby.
In contrast, Brighton have enjoyed a brilliant start to the new campaign, sitting four points ahead of Liverpool in 4th, with their last outing a 5-2 win over Leicester on the 4th September.
Whether or not the South Coast side can sustain this excellent early season form under their new head coach will be intriguing, and this will certainly not have been De Zerbi’s ideal first fixture.
Here’s everything you need to know about Liverpool vs Brighton.
Liverpool vs Brighton live stream: TV Channel and how to watch
This game will not be televised in the UK due to the 3pm fixture broadcast blackout.
However, fans will be able to find highlights of the game on the Sky Sports Premier League YouTube Channel, or on Match of the Day at 22:30 tonight on BBC 1.
What time does Liverpool vs Brighton kick off?
Liverpool’s encounter with Brighton kicks off at 3pm (BST) at Anfield.
Liverpool Team News
Liverpool’s injury list remains extensive, despite the two week international break for player’s to recover just passing.
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Naby Keita remain sidelined with thigh injuries, while Andrew Robertson didn’t feature for Scotland over the international break and is unlikely to feature against Brighton.
While Ibrahima Konate is back in training and in contention for this game, Curtis Jones is a doubt as he nurses a stress reaction.
Caoimhin Kelleher could be fit again after spending the duration of the season thus far in the treatment room due to a groin injury, while new signing Calvin Ramsay could finally feature for the Reds.
Brighton Team News
De Zerbi comes into Brighton with few injury worries to contend with, but will be without long-term absentee Jukub Moder for this one, as he continues to recover from a knee injury.
Adam Lallana should be available once again to face his former side, while Enock Mwepu is expected to be available after being discharged from hospital for an unspecified illness last Sunday.
Jeremey Sarmiento could also be available after having now had a month of training after recovering from a knee issue.
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