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Liverpool predicted lineup vs Brighton - Premier League

Max Parsons
A first defeat in 16 outings for Liverpool last time out
A first defeat in 16 outings for Liverpool last time out / Alex Livesey - Danehouse/GettyImages
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Liverpool return to Premier League action with a trip to Brighton on Saturday hoping to keep the significant pressure on in the title race.

The Reds have just suffered their first defeat in 16 fixtures across all competitions - although still have a place in the last eight of the Champions League despite losing 1-0 to Inter on Tuesday - but still boast blistering form in the Premier League as they search for an eighth successive league victory.

They'll feel confident of doing so on Saturday, travelling to a Brighton side that has fallen to defeat in each of their previous four games.

Here's how the Reds could shape up.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Trent Alexander-Arnold
A glorious talent / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Alisson (GK) - Has kept five clean sheets in seven Premier League appearances since returning from Covid-19, even registering an assist in that time.

Trent Alexander-Arnold (RB) - Talking of assists, there's no chance this weapon (you know, in a good way) doesn't start.

Joel Matip (CB) - Ibrahima Konate is a slight doubt due to a knock he picked up recently, so Matip should start this one.

Virgil van Dijk (CB) -
The man-mountain has started each of the previous nine league games since battling his own bout of Covid-19, scoring twice.

Andy Robertson (LB) -
In splendid form at the moment, although will be hoping for a first assist in four outings this weekend.

2. Midfielders

Jordan Henderson
Jordan Henderson should come back into the lineup for this one / Michael Regan/GettyImages

Fabinho (DM) - The Brazilian makes sweeping up in that engine room look so easy and, while his scoring spree looks to be over, he'll inevitably start once more.

Jordan Henderson (CM) - Should be set to return to the starting XI to skipper Liverpool once more on Saturday, aiming to continue his own brilliant individual form.

Naby Keita (CM) - Thiago might be afforded a rest ahead of a crunch clash against Arsenal in midweek, potentially opening the door to Keita.

3. Forwards

Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane's switch to the middle of the front three has worked brilliantly / Chris Brunskill/Fantasista/GettyImages

Mohamed Salah (RW) - 19 goals and a further ten assist in 25 Premier League appearances this term - there just aren't enough superlatives.

Sadio Mane (ST) - Looks a natural in the centre of a front three, having scored four in his previous three league games.

Luis Diaz (LW) - Should have done enough to retain his starting spot for league matters in what has been a very impressive start to his Liverpool career.

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