Another weekend of Premier League football, another weekend of fun as we begin to enter the hectic festive period. However, Liverpool vs. Brighton really shouldn't be much fun for Brighton fans. There should only be one winner here. For the Seagulls to ​come away with anything other than a loss here, they will need a minor miracle.

But that's why we love football. Anything can happen. There is a 0.00001% chance that the Seagulls can get a result.

Sorry to be the pessimist though, but unfortunately there is nothing to suggest that Brighton can win. It's Liverpool all the way. Why are Graham Potter's men even coming to Anfield?

So let's take a look at the facts and stats to demoralise all Brighton fans out there.


Mohamed Salah,Sadio Mane

Liverpool have won all of their last seven games against ​Brighton in all competitions, scoring 22 goals and conceding just five. They have also won their last 13 home games in the Premier League, which is their longest run in this competition. Their longest ever top-flight home winning run was in 1972, which stretched to 21 games.

Jurgen Klopp's men are unbeaten in 30 ​Premier League games, and should they win this weekend, they will equal their club-record longest unbeaten run which ran between May 1987 and March 1988.

Klopp's last home loss for Liverpool was all the way back in April 2017, which came against Crystal Palace.

Good luck Brighton.

Brighton's Away Day Woes 

Lewis Dunk

The Seagulls have lost eight out of their last 10 games at Anfield, with their last and only victory coming in 1982. Their away day blues are also on show this season, as they have failed to win any of their last five away Premier League games, which dates back to the opening day of the season.

If they lose this weekend, they'll have lost four away league games in a row. The last time this happened was between May and August 2018, with the fourth loss coincidentally being ​against ​Liverpool

History set to repeat itself?

 The Star Men

Sadio Mane

The opening goal in the last three meetings between these sides has been scored by​ ​Mohamed Salah, which includes the only goal in a pair of 1-0 wins to the Reds last season.

​Sadio Mane has scored 17 goals in his last 16 Premier League games at Anfield. Since the start of last season, the forward has scored more home goals than any other player in the league - 22 goals.

There are only three examples of a player creating over ten chances for one particular teammate in the league this season - with two of these being Trent Alexander-Arnold. The right-back has created 13 chances for ​Roberto Firmino and 10 for Mane. The only other player to do this is Kevin de Bruyne, who has created 11 chances for Sergio Aguero.