32 min Liverpool have some good choices on the bench, Mane and Henderson particularly. If it stays like this we’ll see each of them, maybe as early as half-time.
30 min “In most cases expertise is commonly an unlimited enchancment on the fallibility of people,” says Mary Waltz. “VAR is the exception that proves the rule. Bin it. Sure there will probably be howlers from the Mike Deans of the world, sure we are going to scream on the officers, however I’d fairly complain a few human fairly than a machine that’s simply as fickle.”
It’s too late, it’s out of the field. Like one thing equally toxic, social media, it wanted to be stopped at supply.
29 min Connolly’s tempo and motion are inflicting Liverpool lots of issues. He’s now taking part in down the center instead of Maupay, with Trossard on the appropriate. Jurgen Klopp seems fairly displeased with how his staff are taking part in.
27 min “I’m biased as a Liverpool fan nevertheless it appeared to me that Connolly put his leg nearer to Nico Williams with the intention to achieve the foul?” says Mike MacKenzie. “He might not have accomplished that however I’ve seen it accomplished. Very arduous for a ref to find out if that occurred.”
Yeah, Connolly typically does that, although I nonetheless suppose it was most likely a foul. It actually wasn’t a transparent and apparent error.
Up to date
26 min There’s a VAR examine for handball in opposition to Robertson, who waved his hand within the air as Connolly lobbed the ball over him. It didn’t contact his hand and play continues.
25 min Liverpool began very well however have been sluggish within the final 15 minutes or so.
24 min Veltman clips a great cross behind Phillips to search out Connolly, who can’t management a tough ball on the run.
23 min Maupay, who missed the penalty, is now going off with a hamstring damage. He’s walked straight down the tunnel, in a uncommon outdated funk.
22 min That penalty award reveals the inconsistency of VAR. It was nearly an identical to a penalty that Connolly received in opposition to Manchester United after a foul by Paul Pogba, a choice that was then overturned by VAR.
MAUPAY MISSES THE PENALTY!
20 min Oh my days. Maupay despatched Alisson the flawed means however slid the ball this far huge of the right-hand submit.
Up to date
19 min: PENALTY TO BRIGHTON! A slipshod deal with by Neco Williams on Connolly has been penalised. Stuart Attwell took his time earlier than giving the penalty, however I don’t suppose it is going to be overturned.
Up to date
18 min Brighton are having a extra even share of the sport now. March’s inswinging nook is headed away on the close to submit by Milner.
16 min I believed Minamino was taking part in as a No10 however more and more it seems like he’s the third central midfielder alongside Wijnaldum and Milner. You possibly can by no means get complacent with ways, that’s the fantastic thing about them.
15 min Jota slips White neatly and is flattened. White is fortunate to not be booked.
14 min “Hello Rob,” says Gary Naylor. “I learn an excellent piece last night that obtained to the center of El Diego’s ‘different’ World Cup (properly, one among them). It sounds, as a lot does this week, extra fantasy than fact, however fact it’s.”
13 min Connolly nearly will get in once more, this time from Gross’s sensible first-time cross. Alisson comes a great distance from his space to clear.
11 min “Hello Rob,” says Duncan Edwards. “It’s a disgrace Tariq Lamptey isn’t taking part in at the moment as he’d have given Andy Robertson one thing to consider aside from getting ahead and wreaking havoc. I can’t consider his crimson card wasn’t overturned as I don’t suppose he deserved that second yellow and the fad Grealish made a meal of it. Pah.”
I don’t suppose they will overturn crimson playing cards which might be given for 2 yellows, a regulation that feels a bit outdated.
10 min: Connolly misses a fantastic probability! Brighton nearly scored with their first assault. Maupay turned on the midway line and slid a beautiful by means of cross to Connolly, who scooted between Phillips and Fabinho. He reached the sting of the realm, opened his physique and sidefooted the ball simply huge of the far submit.
7 min Brighton’s entrance three have barely had a kick thus far. Liverpool have began with spectacular authority.
5 min “So what if Messi didn’t rating in a World Cup knockout,” says Tom Andejri. “Give it a relaxation man. Who cares concerning the WC anyway?”
The world? Anyway, that’s sufficient of Maradona v Messi. I can’t be bothered, and there’s a recreation to observe.
Three min Liverpool have made a wonderful begin. Fabinho drives a cross over the defence to Salah, who makes a advantageous run inside Webster. He takes the ball down on his chest and smashes a half-volley simply huge from 20 yards.
Three min I believed Mo Salah may begin within the centre however he’s taking part in from the appropriate, with Firmino as a false 9 and Minamino the No10.
2 min Firmino slides a pleasant cross inside White to launch Jota within the inside-left channel. He tries to search out the unmarked Salah on the far submit however underhits the cross barely, which permits Dunk to get again and concede a nook.
“Can all of us cease the Maradona hagiography now?” says Richard Hirst. “Not even the Argentinian GOAT, not to mention the world’s. Until after all it’s true that Messi is from one other planet and subsequently ineligible.”
Messi has by no means scored a objective within the knockout levels of a World Cup. Anyway, let’s go away it, we’ll simply bore one another.
It’s a wonderful November day in Brighton & Hove, sunny and clear. There will probably be a minute’s applause earlier than the sport to commemorate the best footballer we are going to ever see.
“Morning – sorry – afternoon Rob,” says Colin Younger. “Why are LFC followers so fearful that Klopp ‘will probably be shifting on’ when it’s not essentially the case? True, there are these managers who wish to make some extent then transfer on (Mourinho being the obvious space-hopper of the lot) nevertheless it’s not a nailed on certainty is it? Maybe it’s all all the way down to Arsene Wenger – who might have gone actually anyplace in the summertime of 2004 however selected to stay round at Arsenal, successful diddly afterwards and watching as his profession, and with it his repute, slip away? It’s unusual although… it now appears ‘apparent’ that managers will transfer on – much more so than gamers. Why is that this?”
I suppose it’s as a result of 99 per cent of them do transfer on. Submit-Wenger, is there anyone in world soccer who has been at a membership for over 10 years? I do suppose Klopp will buck the development to some extent, although, and it received’t shock me if he does a full decade at Anfield.
Up to date
“Hello Rob,” says Kishalay Banerjee. “Based mostly on Pep and Klopp’s statements over time, it appears that evidently they’ve plans for managing Spain and Germany sooner or later sooner or later. Given the depth and detail-oriented nature of their administration, I ponder how (or if) they might modify their approaches to swimsuit the truth that they are going to have a a lot restricted time with their worldwide squads. It might be fascinating to observe how their approaches differ from their membership ways, and the way it impacts their head-to-head outcomes.”
It’s a very good level. I’m undecided it might swimsuit both of them, notably Guardiola.
“Is that the weakest Liverpool bench you’ve seen for some time?” askys Neill Brown. “I do know Mane is among the greatest attackers on this planet however the others are… trusted by Jurgen Klopp, so have to be bloody good. However the bench nonetheless appears a bit skinny for the most effective staff in Europe. I don’t thoughts Brighton’s possibilities at the moment.”
Henderson, Jones, Tsimikas, Mane… I’ve seen worse. I do know what you imply, although – I fancy Brighton a bit greater than I did earlier than I noticed the groups.
“Morning Rob,” says David Horn. “As a Liverpool fan I’m compelled to confront (and once I say ‘compelled’ I imply ‘masochistically compelled’) the truth that someday Klopp will go away us. I wish to think about who, on that horrible day, may step into the breach, bringing one thing new whereas embracing one thing outdated. And, amongst others, Graham Potter springs to thoughts. He appears to me to have the right combination of idealism and pragmatism, innovation and custom. After all I additionally wish to suppose we have now a couple of extra years of Klopp left. (Oh and Nuno is among the others who my ideas flip to, because you ask.)”
How lengthy do you suppose Klopp will keep? I believe he’ll need not less than two extra league titles, and ideally yet one more Champions League, earlier than he does one.
“Hey Rob,” says Martin S. “Do we actually suppose Spurs can mount a good problem this 12 months? As that’s the fixture LFC followers will certainly look closest at tomorrow. Or will Lampard have a shot? OR will it’s a Mourinho flop?”
I believe Liverpool will win by 10-15 factors, however Spurs are able to ending above the remaining and I actually suppose they’ll end within the high 4. I hope they mount a problem, although. There are few issues I’d get pleasure from greater than Jose Mourinho successful the Premier League and turning his acceptance speech right into a relentless eight-hour score-settler.
“As Larkin stated, the dropping of Mane ‘brings the priest and the physician, of their lengthy coats, operating throughout the fields’,” says Ian Copestake. “He was final neglected for the Aston Villa debacle.”
If solely they’d picked him; it might need been 7-4.
Adam Lallana is simply match sufficient to be on the bench in opposition to his outdated membership. Aaron Connolly replaces him, and Joel Veltman is in for the suspended Tariq Lamptey.
Liverpool have made six adjustments from the staff that misplaced at house to Atalanta. Joel Matip is rested, which suggests a begin for Nat Phillips alongside Fabinho, and Takumi Minamino begins in what seems like a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Brighton (3-4-3) Ryan; White, Dunk, Webster; Veltman, Bissouma, Gross, March; Welbeck, Maupay, Connolly.
Substitutes: Steele, Burn, Lallana, Alzate, Molumby, Trossard, Jahanbakhsh.
Liverpool (4-3-3) Alisson; N Williams, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson; Minamino, Wijnaldum, Milner; Salah, Firmino, Jota.
Substitutes: Adrian, Tsimikas, R Williams, Henderson, Jones, Mane, Origi.
Referee Stuart Attwell.
Up to date
Hey and welcome to reside, minute-by-minute protection of Brighton v Liverpool on the Amex Stadium. Liverpool will go high of the Premier League in the event that they keep away from defeat. It would solely be for 24 hours; it could be for the remainder of the season. Though they’ve had a barely odd begin to this very odd season, there have been sufficient indicators that Liverpool are nonetheless the most effective staff in England by a good distance.
Most of these indicators have been at Anfield. Liverpool have received solely one among their 4 away video games within the league, although there have been mitigating circumstances for the attracts at Everton and Manchester Metropolis. It may very well be worse: Brighton have received just one league recreation at house all 12 months. And so they haven’t even drawn a recreation in opposition to Liverpool since 1991. Brighton are a good, very likeable facet however I’m undecided I fancy their possibilities at the moment. In the event that they do win, tomorrow’s entrance pages will probably be theirs.
Kick off 12.30pm.
Up to date