Brighton vs Liverpool: FA Cup preview and predictions

Just over a fortnight ago the Reds were beaten 3-0 by Brighton in the Premier League, a performance that Jurgen Klopp described after the match as the worst by any team he had managed.

The defending champions edged past Wolves after a replay in the third round and now face an incredibly difficult task against a Brighton side full of confidence.

Even aside from that win over Liverpool, Roberto De Zerbi’s side continue to impress and they have scored at least twice in all six of their matches since the World Cup.

Date, kick-off time and venue

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Brighton vs Liverpool is scheduled for a 1:30pm GMT kick-off today, Sunday, January 29, 2023.

The match will take place at the Amex Stadium.

Where to watch Brighton vs Liverpool

TV channel: In the UK, the match will be televised live and free-to-air on ITV1. Coverage gets underway at 12.45pm GMT.

Live stream: Fans can also catch the game live online via the ITVX app and website.

Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog.

Brighton vs Liverpool team news

Adam Lallana is a doubt ahead of the visit of his former side, while Levi Colwill is facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines with a quad injury.

It remains to be seen whether Moises Caicedo is involved for the hosts, with the midfielder reportedly considering submitting a transfer request as he looks to seal a January move to either Arsenal or Chelsea.

Stefan Bajcetic looks set to start for the Reds in midfield, just a few days after signing a new Liverpool contract, with Thiago and Naby Keita also potentially starting.

The absences of Fabio Carvalho, Roberto Firmino and Virgil van DIjk to name just a few limit Klopp’s options when it comes to rotating his team, so it’s likely to be a relatively strong side for the visitors.

Arsenal have had a £60m bid for Moises Caicedo rejected

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Brighton vs Liverpool prediction

Much will depend on the strength of the sides put out by the two managers, but there’s every chance Brighton enjoy another memorable win over Liverpool.

The Seagulls are flying at the moment, particularly in forward areas, and can cause that Liverpool defence more problems, even if this match proves to be tighter than the recent Premier League encounter.

Brighton to win, 2-1.

Head to head (h2h) history and results

Brighton wins: 6

Draws: 11

Liverpool wins: 20

Brighton vs Liverpool match odds

Brighton to win: 31/20

Draw: 13/5

Liverpool to win: 29/20

Odds via Betfair (subject to change).

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