Published: Sat, January 12, 2019
Sports | By Juana Wells

How to Watch Brighton vs. Liverpool

How to Watch Brighton vs. Liverpool

However, Lovren looks set to miss Liverpool's matches with Brighton and Crystal Palace after sustaining a hamstring injury versus Wolves.

"Joel trained yesterday for the first time with the team", Klopp told a news conference on Friday.

Van Dijk took the Player of the Month honours and had been the subject of praise from his manager earlier in the day ahead of the trip to Brighton and Hove Albion. That's really good but we must see and decide day-by-day how he's doing.

"Hendo [Jordan Henderson] will train today". Adam [Lallana] out, Dejan out, Joe [Gomez] out.

"I don't know [when Lovren is back]".

'I'm not sure, but we'll have to see'.

With a central defensive injury crisis, Fabinho keeps his place in the side with the return of Virgil van Dijk who is playing his 50th game.

Brighton is unbeaten in its last three games in all competitions and is trying to mount a four-game unbeaten run for the first time since January to March 2018. "We speak in the week, but try to not make it more complicated than it is". Intriguingly, Henderson was pencilled in to to play centre-back alongside Fabinho in the FA Cup tie prior to his injury.

Klopp said he welcomed the extra training time the break would allow, but admitted his preference would have been for Liverpool to still be in the FA Cup and the Carabao Cup.

MacInnes said: "A slight difference, if you're talking about rotation of squads, looking at [Manchester] City and Spurs". "That's my preferred rhythm, to be honest".

He told The Argus: "Sometimes you gauge how good the top are by how numerous bottom ten are going to get results against the top six teams".

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