Liverpool vs Brighton preview: kick-off, team news, TV channel

Liverpool vs Brighton preview: kick-off, team news, TV channel

Liverpool vs Brighton preview: kick-off, team news, TV channel

The Premier League returns after a two-week international break, with Liverpool welcoming Brighton to Anfield on Sunday with the Reds looking for a win to take them back to the top of the table.

Liverpool welcomes Brighton & Hove Albion to Anfield on Sunday, as the Reds look to return to winning ways after the dramatic FA Cup loss to Man United two weeks ago.  Jurgen Klopp knows a victory will see Liverpool return to the top of the league, and put extra pressure on Man City and Arsenal, who face each other this weekend.  LFC - Back On Our Perch has all the pre-match info you need to enjoy the big game!

Match Preview

  • Date: Sunday, 31st of March 2024
  • Kick-off: 14:00 GMT
  • Venue: Anfield
  • Competition: Premier League
  • Referee: David Coote
  • Assistant Referees: Tim Wood & Mark Scholes
  • Fourth Official: Craig Pawson
  • VAR: Paul Tierney
  • Assistant VAR: Dan Cook

How to watch or listen to the match

The game is being shown live in the UK on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.  The program begins at 13:00 (GMT).

Radio commentary will be available on BBC Radio 5 Live. Updates and match reports will also be available throughout the afternoon on TalkSport.

Team News

Liverpool:
Liverpool still have a lengthy injury list, with Joel Matip, Thiago, Stefan Bajcetic, and Ben Doak many weeks away from returning.  Goalkeeper Alisson, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Diogo Jota, and Curtis Jones should be back in training shortly, but will not make the game this weekend.  Defender Ibrahima Konate should be available after a recent injury scare, as will Darwin Nunez and Luis Diaz.  However, left-back Andy Robertson suffered another injury while on international duty this week and is a major doubt for the game.

Brighton & Hove Albion:
Brighton heads into the game with their own injury problems, with as many as seven players unavailable for the trip to Anfield.  Jack Hinshelwood, Solly March, and Kaoru Mitoma are out, while Joao Pedro is rated at 50/50. Former Reds Adam Lallana and James Milner are also doubtful, with Milner unlikely to make the trip.  Finally, defender Adam Webster could be fit but has struggled for form and fitness in recent months.

Predicted Liverpool Lineup

Jurgen Klopp will stick with his preferred 4-3-3 formation.

Kelleher, Bradley, Van Dijk (C), Konate, Tsimikas, Endo, Mac Allister, Szoboszlai, Diaz, Nunez, Salah, 

Caoimhin Kelleher will continue in goal with Alisson still absent.  With Robertson injured, Tsimikas should start at left-back, to add more attacking threat down that flank, forming a back four with Bradley, Van Dijk (C), and Konate.  In midfield, Endo will protect the defence, with Mac Allister and Szoboszlai both given license to roam and support an attack of Diaz, Nunez, and Salah.

If Konate fails to recover, then Klopp has either Gomez or Quansah to partner Van Dijk, with Gomez likely to get the nod.

LFC - Back On Our Perch Score Prediction

Liverpool knows a win will see them back on top of the table, and add extra pressure on City and Arsenal ahead of their showdown later on Sunday.  Brighton has been a difficult opponent for us in recent seasons, and I expect a tough match, but the Reds will be too strong for the south coast side, and I can see us scoring a few goals.

Liverpool to win 3 - 1

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  1. Adrian F.

    What a great review of the upcoming match. So much information on current team news.
    I turn to this site for all things liverpool.
    Keep up the great reports.

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