After securing a place in the Champions League quarter-finals be it by losing the second leg, Liverpool can turn their attention to more pressing domestic matters.
Liverpool won the first leg at the San Siro by 2-0 and in reply, Inter Milan won by a single goal at Anfield but the reds went through on aggregate (2-1).
With the Champions League sorted, for now, Liverpool is set to travel to Brighton and Hove to face Graham Potter’s men.
The match takes place on Saturday afternoon and offers a chance, to be within 3 points of Manchester City who are set to play on Monday night.
Senses have to be sharper; form has to be better, and there simply can be no room for mistakes. Ladies and gentlemen, we are heading into the business end of the season and Liverpool must manufacture a win to stay on the heels of Manchester City!
It’s Brighton vs Liverpool but given the context, it’s much, much bigger than that.
And if Brighton were to win, it will surely be celebrated in Brighton yes, but celebrations will also be done in certain parts of Manchester!
Still, keeping all these angles aside and solely concentrating on the contest, here is everything you need to know before the Liverpool-Brighton clash!
These two sides have faced each other on 34 occasions and Liverpool undoubtedly takes this one home. They have 19 times compared to just 5 of Brighton, while the match ended in a stalemate on 10 occasions
However, they have met each other in the Premier League in 17 of those 34 matches. where Liverpool finds themselves again on the top by winning 10 of those and losing just 5. The other two results ended in a draw.
Liverpool in their last 6 matches (all competition) has won 5 and lost 1. Their only defeat came in their latest affair which was the 2nd leg of the Champions League, but we are confident no tears must have been shed!
Liverpool in their last 6 Premier League matches have without a defeat. In fact, they haven’t lost a single Premier League game this year. Their last defeat came at the hands of Leicester on the 29th of December.
Brighton in their last 6 encounters has managed to win only once while losing all the rest.
Their only victory came against Watford, playing away from home.
Having lost each of their first six Premier League meetings with Liverpool, Brighton is unbeaten in their last three against the Reds (W1 D2).
Brighton has lost each of their last four Premier League games – they last lost five consecutive league games back in April 2007 as a League One side.
Following a three-game losing streak in December/January, Liverpool has now won each of their previous seven Premier League games, scoring 19 goals and conceding only twice.
Graham Potter’s side plays some excellent bit of football and they would be doing Manchester City a huge favor if they can salvage anything out of this game.
But realistically their chances of executing that are very, very slim. Liverpool has been in a pristine touch of late and there seem to be no signs of stopping them.
The mountain may prove to be too steep for Brighton to climb, and despite playing at home the odds are stacked against them.
According to history and current form, Liverpool should be able to overcome this hurdle, but it rarely works out that way in England.
It’s Premier League football, where anything can go, and Seagulls surely know how to fly!