Liverpool are seeking revenge for their crushing Premier League defeat against Brighton at AMEX in the FA Cup fourth-round fixture between the sides.
The Seagulls dispatched Middlesbrough 5-1 in the third round while Liverpool needed a replay against Wolves to beat them 1-0 after the initial tie ended 2-2 at Anfield.
BRI vs LIV Match Details
Date: Sunday, 29 January 2023
Time: 14:30 (BST) / 19:00 (IST)
Venue: AMEX Stadium, Brighton
BRI vs LIV Match Preview
Brighton continued to show their goal-scoring prominence under Roberto De Zerbi as they played a high scoring 2-2 draw against Leicester City in the Premier League last weekend. The Italian boss will be disappointed at the fact that his side could not muster a win even after taking the lead twice in the match at King Power Stadium. However, the Seagulls close down the gap to the Europa League spot held by Tottenham to two points and with more positive results will produce decent competition for the place. Their surge was helped by the impressive 3-0 victory against Liverpool at the AMEX stadium a week ago with Solly March striking a mesmeric brace and Danny Welbeck getting into the act with the neatest of footwork to round off the scoring. A repeat of the fixture will now be played in the FA Cup fourth round with the home team wishing for the same outcome to dump the holders out of the competition. Brighton themselves were eliminated by Spurs at this stage last season but they have managed to reach the fifth round in three of the last five attempts. With a talented and vibrant side sporting a fantastic style of football, De Zerbi will be eyeing a repeat of the club’s semi-final run in the 2017-18 season. For that, the Seagulls need to show their might in games like this again carrying a four-game unbeaten run in all competitions. They of course made a meal of Middleborough in the last round and their ruthlessness will worry the Reds again.
Jurgen Klopp talked about revenge in the pre-match conference of the loss earlier at AMEX but inside will be worrying about his side’s concerning form that does not show a way to change. Liverpool played a dull 0-0 draw against Chelsea last weekend in the Premier League with the away side clearly having the better chance to score. That too in the 1000th game of Jurgen Klopp’s managerial career. The Reds are now left without a victory in four of the last five matches with the sole win coming against Wolverhampton in the third-round replay away at Molineux. Harvey Elliot’s stunner made the difference to help Liverpool progress to the fourth round. That could have been a lot different if certain VAR decisions did not favor Jurgen Klopp’s side in the 2-2 draw of the original clash at Anfield. Such factors of luck are unlikely to come in their path again as they face an in-form Brighton team. Injuries, fragile midfield and misfiring forwards, particularly Mohamed Salah, have caused much disarray for Liverpool this season and elimination from the FA Cup will only increase the frustration among the supporters. They already lost the defense of the league cup with the top four in the Premier League also slowly drifting away. The Reds will also face Champions League holders Real Madrid in the last 16 stages of the competition next month, almost dashing the dream of winning the trophy this time. Hence, Liverpool can’t afford any more slip-off although they have been eliminated from this round in three of the last six seasons.
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BRI vs LIV Team News
Brighton has restricted midfielder Moises Caicedo from joining training until his future at the club is sorted in this transfer window. Hence, he is most definitely missing the FA Cup clash against Liverpool. Also out of contention is former Reds midfielder Adam Lallana who picked up a muscle injury in the Premier League clash against Leicester City last weekend. Defender Levi Colwill and forward Facundo Buonanotte are the other players unavailable.
For Liverpool, Roberto Firmino has a calf problem and will not be involved in the match. Center-back Nat Phillips is a major doubt for Illness with Fabio Carvalho marking him absent due to a knock. Arthur Melo, Virgil van Dijk, Diogo Jota and Luis Diaz all remain injured.
BRI vs LIV Predicted Lineups
BRI: Robert Sanchez; Joel Veltman, Adam Webster, Lewis Dunk Pervis Estupinan; Billy Gilmour, Pascal Gross; Solly March, Mac Allister, Kaoru Mitoma; Evan Ferguson
LIV: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Joe Gomez, Ibrahima Konate, Andrew Robertson; Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, Jordan Henderson; Mohamed Salah, Darwin Nunez, Cody Gakpo
BRI vs LIV Dream11 Team Prediction
GK: Alisson (7.5)
DEF: Trent (9), Gomez (8), Dunk (8), Robertson (7.5)
MID: March (9), Gross (9), Mac Allister (8.5), Mitoma (8.5)
FW: Salah (9), Nunez (9)
Vice-captain: Mac Allister
Captain: Solly March
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