Liverpool suffer huge pre-Brighton injury blow

Ruben Hill
January 12, 2019

Can the Seagulls keep their run going or will the Reds get back on track?

"These are players who are being blooded in the Premier League". He also turned in a good performance when he played there at Molineux last week.

"You have helpful players around, one player usually can't decide a game - up front it happens from time to time - but in defence you need the boys around you".

"Now we've had two games which we've lost. That is possible. We have to use the time and understand the challenge right", he said. It's our situation, it's not that we chose to go out of the cups. "I like that. That's good".

"There's no game in the Premier League where you can count the three points before you play the game". As Hughton alludes to, they can go out and play without pressure on Saturday and that might just make things tough for a Liverpool side desperate to get back on track.

Can Klopp's charges return to winning ways? .

Croatian centre back Dejan Lovren picked up a muscle injury early in Monday's FA Cup third round defeat at Wolverhampton Wanderers to add to the absence of two other central defenders Joel Matip and Joe Gomez.

Jurgen Klopp is not anxious that Liverpool have lost momentum in the last week as he insists the squad do not discuss the situation at the top of the Premier League table.

"It's really hard in the Premier League to be in the position they are in and not have the money", the German added. Liverpool paid the price after just five minutes of the tie. They'll be playing far fewer games than their closest rivals, Manchester City and Spurs, who are both still in the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup but it's as broad as it's long.

Back in full training, "will see" if available for Brighton.

"If Fabinho has to play as a centre-half, we are not sure, he has played it before, but of course we do that on the training pitch", Klopp said.

Brighton's record at the Amex is pretty impressive too and 18 of their 26 points this season have been gained at home.

The defending Premier League champions went into last week's meeting at the Etihad Stadium trailing the leaders by seven points, knowing defeat would leave them facing a tall order to overhaul Jurgen Klopp's side with less than half of the season remaining.

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Out for next two games (Brighton & Palace), but "hopefully" back for Leicester.

"If Fabinho has to play as a centre-half what we want is the natural understanding of the game".

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