Premier League champions Liverpool are aiming to close the gap to the top of the Premier League when they host in-from Brighton tonight.

The Reds are getting back to their best having claimed handsome away wins at Tottenham and West Ham in their last two league outings.

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool take on Brighton tonight

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Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool take on Brighton tonight

They need to keep that good run going to keep pace with league leaders Manchester City and welcome Brighton to Anfield tonight.

The Seagulls have also impressed recently and beat Tottenham on Sunday.

The reverse of this fixture finished in a 1-1 draw at The AMEX in November.

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Liverpool vs Brighton: How to watch

This match will be held at Anfield on Wednesday, February 3 and will kick-off at 8:15pm.

The game will be shown live on BT Sport 1, with coverage underway from 8pm.

BT Sport subscribers can live stream this match via the app on their computer, mobile and tablet devices.

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Liverpool vs Brighton: Confirmed teams

Liverpool: Kelleher, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Henderson, Robertson, Thiago, Milner, Wijnaldum, Shaqiri, Firmino, Salah

Subs: Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, Origi, Davies, Rhys Williams, Cain, Neco Williams

Brighton: Sanchez, Burn, Dunk, Webster, White, Gross, Bissouma, Alzate, March, Maupay, Trossard

Subs: Karbownik, Connolly, Lallana, Moder, Tau, Zeqiri, Walton, Weir, McGill

Liverpool vs Brighton: What has been said?

Graham Potter has warned his players not to be fooled by the Premier League table amid concerns Brighton could be swiftly sucked back into serious relegation danger.

“That is why the table is dangerous,” he said of the reduced gap to mid-table.

“You look at the table and think you are OK and then a couple of weeks later you are in trouble again.

“Where we are at the moment we have not got enough points, so that is what we are working towards.

“Clearly winning football matches helps the process, helps belief and helps confidence.

“But I have to say I have not seen a drop-off all season and that is why it is nice to get rewards like we did on Sunday.”

A Pascal Gross penalty secured a 1-1 draw when Brighton hosted Liverpool in November

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A Pascal Gross penalty secured a 1-1 draw when Brighton hosted Liverpool in November

Liverpool vs Brighton: Match stats and facts

  • Liverpool are unbeaten in 12 meetings with Brighton in all competitions (W10 D2), since a 0-2 FA Cup defeat in January 1984.
  • Brighton have lost eight of their last nine away league games against Liverpool, winning the other 1-0 in March 1982.
  • Brighton have lost all seven of their away league games against reigning top-flight champions, scoring just twice and conceding 19 goals in these games.
  • Liverpool’s 68-game unbeaten home run in the Premier League ended at the hands of Burnley last time out. The Reds haven’t lost consecutive home league games since September 2012 (vs Arsenal and Manchester United).
  • Liverpool haven’t failed to score in three consecutive home league games since October 1984 under Joe Fagan. The only reigning Premier League champion to fail to score in three home league games in a row was Man Utd in their final three home games of 2001/02.
  • Brighton are looking to keep four consecutive league clean sheets for the very first time in the top-flight, while they last did so at any league level in November 2016 in the Championship.
  • Liverpool have won their last two Premier League matches, after going five without a win in the competition beforehand (D3 L2) – the Reds last won three in a row in the top-flight back in September (five wins).
  • Jurgen Klopp hasn’t lost consecutive home league matches as a manager since October 2014 when he was Borussia Dortmund boss, losing to Hamburger SV and Hannover 96.
  • Liverpool’s Mo Salah has been involved in nine goals in seven Premier League appearances against Brighton (5 goals, 4 assists), averaging a goal or assist every 63 minutes against the Seagulls.
  • Pascal Gross has assisted 18 Premier League goals, at least 10 more than any other player for Brighton in the competition. Indeed, the only Germans with more assists in Premier League history are Mesut Özil (54), Leroy Sané (28) and Dietmar Hamann (22).


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