Match preview: Liverpool sure-fire favourites to overcome Brighton & Hove Albion

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Given that Liverpool recently managed to demolish Manchester United at Old Trafford in their last Premier League game, it should not come as a surprise to learn that they are heavy favourites in their next encounter.

Liverpool are priced at 1/4 on Betway Sportsbook to pick up a win against Brighton and Hove Albion when the two sides meet at Anfield on Saturday, with Jurgen Klopp’s side looking to continue in their efforts to catch Chelsea at the top of the table.

The Reds are unbeaten in the league thus far and remain the only team yet to taste defeat, but they remain a point behind the leaders as they have had a handful of draws to contend with.

Nonetheless, they have managed to score the most goals in the league thus far with 27 and have only conceded a total of six – only Chelsea (3) and Manchester City (4) have conceded fewer.

Brighton will likely find the challenge of trying to overcome Liverpool one that is rather difficult, although you can expect Graham Potter’s side to relish it and put in a good performance.

The Seagulls have managed to surprise many with their performances in the league this season as they have managed to propel themselves into contention for European football next season with their early season form, however recent results would suggest the wheels are starting to come off.

Brighton are currently on a streak of four games without a win and have had to grind out points in some of their matches, including in the game against rivals Crystal Palace when Neal Maupay netted in the final moments of the game to steal a point.

Liverpool already know that they will be without Harvey Elliott and James Milner for the upcoming fixture, although there is some positive news surrounding other key players for Klopp’s side.

Naby Keita had to be stretchered off in the game against Manchester United after Paul Pogba’s challenge on him saw the Frenchman sent off, but the midfielder’s injury is thought to be just a bit of bruising, whilst Fabinho could make a comeback to the side after a short absence.

For Brighton, the wait on the availability of Dan Burn remains, whilst they will already know that both Danny Welbeck and Steven Alzate are unavailable for selection.

Whilst both teams had competed in the Carabao Cup in midweek, Liverpool would have to be considered the favoured side in this contest and that is reflected in the odds that have been presented.