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Brighton to face Liverpool without many key-players

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While Manchester City and Arsenal face each other at the Etihad on Sunday, Liverpool will be looking to defeat Brighton and Hove Albion. The Reds will want to make it to the top of the table to secure their position in the title race. Brighton have aspirations of their own and are going to try to get a win at Anfield. However, the Seagulls have won only one out of their eight away games. Moreover, they’ll be facing Liverpool with a depleted squad. Additionally, Brighton are eighth on the Premier League table, two points behind West Ham who are seventh. Nevertheless, the Seagulls have a good record against Liverpool. Brighton drew 2-2 in October in the reverse fixture. Moreover, they are undefeated in their last three home games against the Reds.

Brighton will miss their talisman against Liverpool

Brighton’s talisman, Kaoru Mitoma will be out against the Reds due to a back injury. It is expected that the Japanese footballer’s season could be over. The winger scored three goals and provided six assists in twenty-six appearances for the Seagulls this season. Brighton will surely miss Mitoma’s absence but they are hopeful about the return on Joao Pedro.

While speaking about Mitoma’s injury, the Brighton manager, Robert De Zerbi said,

“I think we have lost Mitoma until the end of the season. It’s an important problem. I think two or three months, finished the season.”

Joao Pedro has been in rich form this season by scoring eight goals and providing two assists in the Premier League this season. Pedro faced a thigh injury that ruled him out for several weeks but the youngster could make a return at Anfield. Additionally, the Seagulls will also miss Solly March against the Reds. The English footballer could also be out for the remainder of the season. However, Pedro’s possible return has kept the hopes of the Brighton fans alive. Moreover, the 22-year-old could be significant for the Seagulls at Anfield.

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