Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion

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24 Aug 2018
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Brighton & Hove Albion travel to Anfield having beaten Manchester United in their last match.

Team news

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp does not expect to have Dejan Lovren (groin) available until after the international break.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain out with a long-term knee ligament injury.

Brighton have doubts over Lewis Dunk (ankle), while Bruno (hamstring), Florin Andone (groin) and Jose Izquierdo (knee) are out.

Tomer Hemed has moved on a season-long loan to Queens Park Rangers.

Did you know?

Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 22 Premier League matches at Anfield (W14 D8) and have kept a clean sheet in the last six. They last had seven consecutive home shutouts in the top flight in February 2007, keeping nine in total in that run.

Mohamed Salah has been directly involved in 44 PL goals since the start of last season, with 33 goals and 11 assists. That is 11 more than any other player in this period.

James Milner’s successful penalty against Crystal Palace on Monday left him one goal away from reaching 50 in the Premier League. It also extended his record for the most PL fixtures scored in without losing, which now stands at 48 matches (W38 D10).

Brighton manager Chris Hughton is aiming to avoid a PL defeat against Liverpool for the first time, at the sixth attempt. His sides have been defeated while conceding at least four goals in his last five matches against the Reds.

Referee: Chris Kavanagh
Lee Betts, Simon Long
Fourth official: 
Craig Pawson

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