The English Premier League champions Liverpool will play host to Brighton and Hove Albion as they strive to make it three wins in a row for the first time since September.

Brighton come into the game on the back of arguably their biggest win of the season, beating Tottenham 1-0 on Sunday to take them 7 points away from the dreaded relegation zone.

Liverpool are in third place with 40 points, four points away from leaders Man City while Brighton are still languishing in 17th place despite the weekend win.

The Seagulls have kept clean sheets in each of their last three league outings and could keep four in a row for the first time since November, and for the first time ever in the top flight.

Here is all there is to know about the midweek fixture.

What time does Liverpool vs Brighton start?

The game kicks off at 11:15pm Kenyan time at Anfield.

Liverpool vs Brighton team news

Sadio Mane’s slight muscle problem is likely to keep him out of this match after the Senegalese international missed the 3-1 away win at West Ham as well.

Ben Davies and Ozan Kabak joined the reds this week to bolster their defense with key absentees such as Virgil van Dijk and most recently Joel Matip, who will miss the rest of the season.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Curtis Jones will be hoping to be recalled by Jurgen Klopp after missing out on recent fixtures.

Danny Welbeck, Tariq Lamptey and Alireza Jahanbahksh are still absent for the seagulls but have a clean bill of health and a full squad to choose from.

Liverpool vs Brighton head to head

Brighton have never been victorious against Liverpool out of the 9 matches they have played with the reds winning a superior 8 times.

The only point they have registered against Liverpool came in a 1-1 draw the last time these sides met in November last year.

Liverpool vs Brighton current form

Liverpool have won twice in their last 5 outings, losing twice and drawing the other.

Meanwhile, Brighton have only lost once in their last 5 games. Picking up 8 points from two wins and two draws.

Liverpool vs Brighton prediction

The home side have been far more superior in recent games and are expected to continue their fine form against Brighton.

Klopp’s side are good enough to register a win against the visitors.

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