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Liverpool vs Brighton – Match Preview

 

 

However, this is a Brighton side that will be buoyed by the fact that they managed to record a huge upset last Sunday when they got the better of a Manchester United side who have made a lacklustre start to this campaign.

For Liverpool they come into this game with maximum points after getting the better of a Crystal Palace on Monday night.They were made to work for their win in South London, but at the same time you would have to say that they were good value for their win.

Whether this means they can consider themselves serious title challengers is perhaps a little too early tell, we won’t really know the lie of the land for the first 10 matches of the season have taken place.

The objective for Liverpool will certainly be to make sure that they are in touching distance of Manchester City once the first quarter of the season is complete. If that is the case, then the belief in the Anfield camp will have no doubt increased as they hope to win a first ever Premier League title.

Their opponents Brighton will be looking to not only build on their win over Manchester United last weekend, but they will be hoping for better fortunes on the road after suffering a defeat to Watford in the first game of this campaign.

For the Seagulls, it is not necessarily these games that are going to define whether they stay up or not. In essence this becomes something of a free hit for the South Coast outfit, at the same time though the same could have been said going into their clash at the AMEX last Sunday.

United were definitely out of sorts last weekend, but as the old adage says you can only beat what is in front of you and that is exactly what Brighton managed to do. That win would have been a huge confidence for the club, especially as they are many people’s tips for relegation come next May.

If they are to survive the dreaded ‘second season syndrome’ then it is not only their home form that is going to be vital in helping them avoid the drop, but it also the picking up of more points away from home.

That could well be easier said than done though especially if the likes of Mohamed Salah and Mo Sane are firing on all cylinders. The former has seemingly picked up where he left off after winning the Golden Boot last season while the latter looks refreshed after the Summer hiatus.

Brighton will come here hopeful of causing another upset, but unfortunately for them it looks like they will be sent home empty handed as Liverpool go on to make it three Premier League wins out of three on Saturday.