Liverpool v Brighton: Premier League – reside

Liverpool v Brighton: Premier League – reside

Key occasions

The gamers and mascots are gathering within the tunnel. We’re just some minutes away from soccer.

“This looks like a no-lose recreation for De Zerbi,” writes Richard Hirst. “Both he impresses the Anfield powers that be by masterminding a win or he earns their gratitude by dropping. Simply don’t go for the draw Robert!” Yeah, I’m undecided each outcomes are precisely equal – gratitude is nice, however it doesn’t get you an enormous gig.

Conor Bradley is again in Liverpool’s beginning line-up. Right here’s Will Unwin:

If Roberto De Zerbi needs recommendation on tips on how to impress the Anfield crowd he ought to search Conor Bradley’s counsel. The complete-back stepped in for the injured Trent Alexander-Arnold in late January and has not regarded again since his first Premier League residence recreation towards Chelsea.

Bradley scored as soon as and assisted two in a 4-1 thrashing as he introduced himself to Liverpool followers. De Zerbi brings his Brighton facet to Anfield on Sunday together with his identify into account to interchange the departing Jürgen Klopp. One other positive exhibiting would make a well timed assertion, though the house followers will probably be hoping for a valiant defeat for the Italian.

Bradley is the kind of participant who would thrive below De Zerbi’s all-action type. A yr in the past, the 20-year-old was scoring the winner towards Exeter in League One whereas on mortgage at Bolton however has rapidly grow to be a useful cog for Liverpool, flying up and down the fitting flank. He already has a Carabao Cup-winner’s medal and is aiming to observe it up with the Premier League and Europa League success.

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Roberto De Zerbi has a chat now:

[Previous good results against Liverpool] are reat recollections, however in the present day is one other factor. It’s a tricky recreation. We need to play effectively, we need to make factors and play a great recreation. We’re spending a really robust second when it comes to injured gamers however we need to keep watch over the end result, as a result of we’ve got one other 10 video games and we need to attempt to attain the European positions, as a result of we are able to do it.

Possession is essential in each recreation, particularly towards Liverpool and different large groups. I believe this season they’re taking part in very effectively. I believe they’re altering one thing in tactical disposition. It’s a tricky recreation however we need to play in our type, in our manner.

Jurgen Klopp has a chat with Sky:

I didn’t assume a second in regards to the different recreation, to be trustworthy, it’s nearly us. It’s at all times a problem when the boys are coming again [from an international break] to discover a widespread manner once more. We had a day extra, I hope we use that correctly. The opponent is robust, they’re completely different to all different groups within the league. It’s attention-grabbing, I’m trying ahead to it, however it’s a problem.

Brighton are a possession-based crew. They wrestle occasionally defensively however when you’ve the ball like they’ve, you’ve a formation like they’ve, we had not sufficient possession towards them within the different video games as a result of that’s one of the simplest ways to take care of them – we informed the boys it will be cool if they’d the ball extra. I like getting ready for these video games. It hasn’t labored out just lately however the longer you don’t win towards these guys the extra doubtless you do win the subsequent one.

The groups!

Group information is in. Andy Robertson has failed a health take a look at and is changed within the Liverpool line-up by Conor Bradley. Brighton make 4 adjustments.

Liverpool: Kelleher, Bradley, Quansah, van Dijk, Gomez, Mac Allister, Endo, Szoboszlai, Salah, Nunez, Diaz. Subs: Konate, Adrian, Gakpo, Elliott, Tsimikas, Gravenberch, Clark, McConnell, Danns.
Brighton: Verbruggen, Veltman, Dunk, van Hecke, Lamptey, Baleba, Gross, Estupinan, Adingra, Moder, Welbeck. Subs: Igor, Webster, Lallana, Barco, Steele, Ferguson, Fati, Buonanotte, Chouchane.
Referee: David Coote (Nottinghamshire).

Group information is IN! 📋

That is how the Reds line as much as tackle Brighton ✊ #LIVBHA

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) March 31, 2024


Brighton’s report towards Liverpool of late actually is astonishingly good. Of their first three Premier League seasons the Reds did the double over them, however because the summer season of 2020 Brighton have gained three and misplaced solely one in every of eight conferences and have come away from Anfield with a 1-0 win and two high-scoring (2-2 and 3-3) attracts, the final of these having been Roberto De Zerbi’s first match as supervisor.

Speaking of whom, Ruben Amorim could have overtaken De Zerbi within the bookmakers’ reckoning as most probably substitute for Jurgen Klopp at Liverpool, however the coaches will present an intriguing subplot to this match – although optimistically there’ll be sufficient motion on the pitch for individuals to neglect about them for some time.

Right here’s Will Unwin’s factor to look out for on this recreation:

An Anfield audition for De Zerbi?

Whisper it, however Jürgen Klopp is leaving Liverpool on the finish of the season they usually want somebody to interchange him. One of many names linked to the Anfield sizzling seat is Roberto De Zerbi, who brings his vigorous model of soccer to Merseyside on Sunday. The Italian has stable credentials, however the query is whether or not he can step as much as a membership vying for silverware. The new Liverpool sporting director Richard Hughes as soon as advisable De Zerbi to take over at former membership Bournemouth, indicating his views. It would assist that Hughes is an Italian speaker and really educated about European soccer. One factor that might assist De Zerbi is the truth that he has Adam Lallana on his teaching workers, regardless that the midfielder continues to be taking part in, to not point out James Milner in his ranks. Sunday will, to some extent, be an audition for De Zerbi, and have been he to finish up at Anfield on a everlasting foundation becoming Milner and Lallana into the boot room may assist the transition.

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