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    Liverpool vs Brighton & Hove Albion *** Official Match Thread ***

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    Liverpool v Brighton


    Venue: Anfield
    Date: Sunday 13th May 2018
    Kick-off: 15:00 BST
    Referee: Kevin Friend
    Assistants: Mark Scholes, Sian Massey-Ellis
    Fourth official: Michael Jones


    Liverpool midfielder Adam Lallana is set for a place on the bench after recovering from a hamstring injury.

    Defender Joe Gomez is out until next season after undergoing ankle surgery, while Emre Can and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain are also absent.

    Brighton could recall top scorer Glenn Murray, who was an unused substitute for the defeat at Manchester City.

    Izzy Brown and Steve Sidwell are the only absentees with long-term knee and back injuries respectively.


    Steve Wilson: "Kiev can wait - Liverpool have one last job to finish off first. A draw would be enough for Jurgen Klopp's side to secure a return to the Champions League next season at the expense of Chelsea.

    "The Reds' recent league form may have been patchy, but it's hard to imagine that Chelsea are expecting much good news.

    "Liverpool have beaten Brighton 5-1 and 6-1 in their last two meetings - with the Seagulls scoring three own goals on their last trip to Anfield six years ago.

    "That's not to say that Chris Hughton's side are a pushover - but their job is done, and their fans will be celebrating come what may on Sunday, with successive top-flight seasons secured for the first time in 35 years."


    Manager Jurgen Klopp on Mo Salah's dominance of Liverpool's end-of-season awards: "I think he deserved all the awards he got but I'm absolutely not in the mood to talk about individuals. The things he did speak for themselves."

    Brighton manager Chris Hughton: "I think the next step is making sure that we stay in the division again. I think it has to be that way, this is only our first season in this Premier League. We are learning still, we're trying to improve as much as we can.

    "We will try in the summer to add to the squad, even though I don't see big additions. I think you have to be stable in a division first before perhaps you can make bigger steps."



    • Liverpool have won the last four meetings, including a 5-1 triumph in the reverse fixture in December.
    • Brighton have won just four of the 26 all-time meetings, losing 14 and drawing eight.


    • If Liverpool avoid defeat, it will be a record seventh time they've remained unbeaten at home across an entire top-flight season.
    • Liverpool have won only one of their last five league games, drawing three and losing one.
    • Only Manchester City (105) have scored more league goals than Liverpool's 80 this season.
    • The Reds could fail to score in three consecutive Premier League matches for the first time since February to March 2005.
    • Mohamed Salah needs just one goal to set a new record for most Premier League goals in a 38-game season - he currently has 31.
    • The Egyptian could fail to score in three consecutive Premier League games for the first time this season.


    • Brighton have only won one of their last nine games in all competitions, drawing three and losing five.
    • The Seagulls have gone 12 Premier League away matches without a win since beating Swansea on 4 November (D4, L8).
    • They and West Brom are the division's joint-lowest scorers away from home with just 10 goals.
    • Only Stoke City (10) have won fewer away league points than the Seagulls' 11 this season.
    • Glenn Murray has been involved in a goal in all three of his Premier League games against Liverpool, with two goals and one assist.
    ● A 21-year-old man from Shoreham was arrested at the Amex stadium on suspicion of throwing a pie at Wilfried Zaha ●

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