Liverpool take on Brighton & Hove Albion at the Amex Stadium this evening with the hosts pretty much safe from relegation and the visitors recently crowned Premier League champions. The Reds will be looking to improve on a drab performance against Aston Villa whilst the Seagulls recently scraped past Norwich following a thorough beating at the hands of Manchester United.

Virgil van Dijk marks his birthday with a start in the Liverpool lineup against Brighton.

Virgil van Dijk marks his birthday with a start in the Liverpool lineup against Brighton. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Goalkeeper: Alisson Becker

The Brazilian came up with a top save in the dying moments against Aston Villa despite not having much to do throughout the game, he could face a repeat today.

Right back: Trent Alexander-Arnold

Trent picked out a decisive pass in the build up to Sadio Mane’s winner despite not doing much else throughout the game. He’ll be looking to impose himself more this time around.

Centre back: Joe Gomez

The Englishman will see a lot of the ball this evening, he’ll need to be more effective in possession than he was against Villa.

Centre back: Virgil van Dijk

Big Virg will be looking to celebrate his birthday with a win, he could impose himself on the game at set pieces.

Left back: Neco Williams

The Welsh prodigy steps in for an out of sorts Andy Robbo. Our new backup left back?

Defensive midfield: Jordan Henderson


The skipper drops into a deeper role for the game, he proved he can play deeper when Fabinho was injured.

Centre midfield: Naby Keita

An assist at the weekend keeps Keita in the side as he seeks to continue his impressive form.

Centre midfield: Gini Wijnaldum

Gini Wijnaldum once started at centre back for Liverpool at Brighton, we went on to win the game 5-1.

Right wing: Mo Salah

Mo failed to net at the weekend but did bag an assist as he set up Curtis Jones’ goal. He will be determined to get one for himself tonight.

Left wing: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain

The Ox is given a chance to redeem himself after a poor game against Villa.

Striker: Roberto Firmino

Bobby’s sublime movement helped set up the first goal for the Reds at the weekend. He’ll be as influential as ever tonight.

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