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Brighton vs Liverpool LIVE: Reds look to overcome VAR controversy with trip to south coast – kick-off time, team news and how to follow

Liverpool will look to bounce back from their controversial defeat to Tottenham when they visit high-flying Brighton this afternoon.

The Reds were robbed of a goal during that game as Luis Diaz saw a legitimate strike ruled out for offside, and a mix-up in the VAR room meant the goal didn’t stand.

Diaz was miles onside when he grabbed what he thought was the opener


Diaz was miles onside when he grabbed what he thought was the openerCredit: getty

Jurgen Klopp has called for a replay, but that’s unlikely to happen.

Instead, they will look to push on and go on another unbeaten run but games don’t come much tougher than Brighton away right now.

The Seagulls have enjoyed an excellent start to the season and sit inside the top six.

But they were thrashed 6-1 by Aston Villa last weekend, so Roberto De Zerbi will be looking for a response at home.

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Brighton vs Liverpool: Date and how to follow

This Premier League game is set to take place on Sunday, October 8.

Kick-off at the Amex is scheduled for 2pm.

The game will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Premier League, with their coverage set to start at 1pm.

Sky Go customers will be able to stream the action via their laptops and mobile devices.

Alternatively, fans can purchase a one-day NOW TV membership for £11.98 or a monthly one for £34.99 a month.

talkSPORT will have live updates throughout and will have all the reaction.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream.

You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

Brighton were destroyed last time out


Brighton were destroyed last time outCredit: Getty

Brighton vs Liverpool: Team news

Brighton: Verbruggen, Veltman, Igor, Dunk, Gross, March, Baleba, Adingra, Joao Pedro, Mitoma, Ferguson

Subs: Webster, Dahoud, Gilmour, Lallana, Welbeck, Steele, van Hecke, Fati, Hinshelwood

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Elliott, Salah, Nunez, Diaz

Subs: Gomez, Endo, Konate, Adrian, Tsimikas, Gravenberch, Chambers, Doak, Quansah

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Jones was sent off for this brutal tackle


Jones was sent off for this brutal tackleCredit: Getty

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Brighton vs Liverpool: What has been said?

Simon Jordan has hit out at Klopp’s suggestion of a replay.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: “What happens with football people is they forget all the praise that you give to them but when you criticise them they remember it and don’t like that.

“If it’s put to him he’ll remind everyone how much he doesn’t like my opinions.

“I think he’s one of the best managers we’ve seen in English football in a very, very long time.

“I think he produces a wonderful football side, I think on the whole, the things he says are always sensible and balanced, and often real world, not just football world.

“The necessity for Jurgen to turn round after having a really good reaction on the game and turn it into something now, I don’t think is good form, I think it’s poor and smacks of a bit of a whiner.”

Klopp wants a replay, but he's almost certainly not going to get one


Klopp wants a replay, but he’s almost certainly not going to get oneCredit: GETTY

Brighton vs Liverpool: Match facts

  • Brighton won 3-0 against Liverpool in their last Premier League meeting in January – the Seagulls have never beaten the Reds in consecutive league games, with this their 29th such meeting.
  • Liverpool won their first six Premier League matches against Brighton across the 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. In the last three seasons, however, the Reds have just one league win against the Seagulls (D3 L2).
  • Brighton have won five of their seven Premier League games this season (L2); they did, however, lose 6-1 at Aston Villa last time out (the first time they’d conceded 6+ goals in a league game since April 2012 vs West Ham). The Seagulls haven’t lost back-to-back Premier League games since October last season (v Tottenham and Brentford).
  • Liverpool’s 17 game unbeaten run in the Premier League came to an end last weekend against Tottenham. The last time they lost back-to-back matches in the competition was their two games prior to that 17-game unbeaten streak (v Bournemouth and Manchester City).
  • Brighton’s seven Premier League games this season have produced 33 goals (F19 A14). Only Manchester United in 2001-02 (35), Arsenal in 2009-10 (34) and Manchester City in 2019-20 (34) have seen more goals in their opening seven games to a Premier League season.
  • Liverpool have had four players sent off in the Premier League this season; it’s the first time in the competition’s history that a side has been given four reds in their opening seven games of a campaign. Indeed, Liverpool’s four red cards in their last six Premier League games are as many as in their previous 178 matches combined.
  • Brighton have both scored and conceded in each of their last 11 Premier League games since a 3-0 victory at Arsenal in May. During this period, either Brighton (6 times) or their opponents (3 times) have scored 3+ goals in nine of those matches.
  • Solly March has either scored (2) or assisted (3) five of Brighton’s last eight Premier League goals against Liverpool, netting a brace and setting up a Danny Welbeck goal in this exact fixture last season. His five goal involvements against the Reds are his most against an opponent in the competition.
  • Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has only been involved in more Premier League goals against Man Utd (14) and West Ham (13) than he has against Brighton (6 goals, 6 assists in 12 apps), with seven of these coming in his six appearances at the Amex Stadium. Overall, Salah has been involved in 17 goals in his 15 trips to the south coast in the top-flight (v Brighton, Bournemouth and Southampton), scoring 11 and assisting six.
  • Liverpool’s Alexis Mac Allister made 98 Premier League appearances for Brighton scoring 16 goals. He could become just the second player to score both for and against the Seagulls in the competition, after Dan Burn.

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