Liverpool looks to continue its unbeaten start to the Premier League season when it hosts a Brighton and Hove Albion team ready to trade blows at Anfield (start time 10am ET Saturday on USA Network and online via NBCSports.com).
Brighton has quietly gone winless in four, a surprising note for a team still just two points back of the top four.
Liverpool, meanwhile, has scored the league’s most goals with 27 while conceding only six. The Reds remain the lone unbeaten team in the Premier League.
With Chelsea and Man City boasting favorable league matches, a win over Brighton needs to happen for the Reds to continue their title pursuit in front-running fashion. Yes, they’re behind Chelsea but as long as the direct rivals remain on the schedule, Liverpool controls its own destiny.
Here’s everything you need to know ahead of Liverpool vs Brighton.
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Liverpool team news, injuries, lineup
Harvey Elliott and James Milner are not available, and Thiago Alcantara is close but unlikely. Caoimhin Kelleher could be available for selection while Fabinho and Naby Keita are in contention to play.
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— Liverpool FC (@LFC) October 30, 2021
Brighton team news, injuries, lineup
Brighton is waiting on Dan Burn, with Steven Alzate and Danny Welbeck out for a while.
— Brighton & Hove Albion (@OfficialBHAFC) October 30, 2021
Odds and ends (full odds provided by our partner, PointsBet)
Liverpool is a heavy favorite at -667, with a draw dealing out +525 and a Brighton and Hove Albion win paying +1000.
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Brighton’s good but this is a lot to ask, especially after a tough midweek cup loss to Leicester City. Liverpool rested plenty of players in a comfortable-enough cup win over Burnley. The Reds are too hot to not score or to lose its perfect season at home. Liverpool 3-1 Brighton.