Premier League: Liverpool – Brighton, predictions, line-ups, match channel

On behalf of the tenth day of the Premier League, Brighton travels to runner-up Liverpool with the ambition to prove that their start to the season is not just luck.

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Because after eight first matches totally under control in the league, punctuated by five wins, three draws and one defeat at Everton, the Seagulls started stalling last week by bowing heavily on their lawn against Manchester City (1-4). A defeat confirmed this week in the Carabao Cup, Neal Maupay’s teammates losing after extra time against Leicester, at the gates of the quarter-finals (2-3). Now, the objective will be to relaunch, at the dawn of an ultra intense Boxing Day, which will see them face West Ham, Tottenham and Manchester United among others.

And for this meeting, Brighton will have to compose again without the ex-gunner Danny Welbeck, still embarrassed by his hamstrings, but also without the central defender Dan Burn, out touched at the break of the FA Cup match this week against Leicester. For the rest, the two attackers Neal Maupay and Leandro Trossard will be present, and determined to break the lock of Liverpool.

A Reds team that has been walking on the water since the start of the season, carried by a Mohamed Salah evolving at a stratospheric level. The Egyptian became Africa’s top scorer in Premier League history by carding Manchester United almost on his own last week (0-5). With ten goals and five assists in the Premier League he is the best director in the championship, three units in front of the Fox Jamie Vardy. And if Liverpool are second in the championship, it is simply the fault of an ugly accumulation of draws in September against Brentford (3-3) and Manchester City (2-2).

Because indeed, the Reds of Jordan Henderson are the last undefeated team this season in the Premier League. And for this meeting, Jurgen Klopp’s men will have to deal with a still decimated environment, weighed down by the absences of James Milner and Fabinho. The first forfeited a muscle problem against Manchester United, the second for a long ankle injury.

The editorial score: 3-1

In the continuity of their excellent performances and their series of four consecutive successes, Liverpool should easily get rid of a Brighton side that is stalling at the moment in the Premier League, and which will follow a series of difficult meetings.

Probable compositions

Liverpool : Alisson – Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson – Jones, Henderson, Keita, Salah, Firmino, Jota

Brighton : Sanchez – Veltman, Dunk, Lamptey – March, Gross, Lallana, Moder, Cucurella – Maupay, Trossard

Match channel:

The meeting will be followed during the Premier League multiplex at 4 p.m. on Canal + Sport and RMC Sport.

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