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Eventually the lack of personnel cost Liverpool a home defeat to Atalanta in the Champions League. The defeat made it impossible for Liverpool to qualify for the knockout stages. It also means that the “Red Brigade” continues to face a very tough schedule ahead. Brighton’s upcoming visit also risks losing points to manager Jurgen Klopp.
Liverpool is losing the stability they have had since the start of the season. A 0-2 home defeat to Atalanta put jurgen Klopp’s men in a difficult position in the Champions League. The spirit and fitness of the red shirt players will also be greatly affected.
The German strategist paid the price for making too many changes from the 3-0 win over Leicester. Five names were rotated, causing the Red Brigade squad to show a lack of link and fall to the team from Italy.
The “Red Brigade” were disappointed to hold on 0-2 at home to Atalanta in the Champions League. As such, Liverpool missed a very good chance to close out the european game. The result was very sad, as manager Jurgen Klopp had to unwind in the last two legs without the highest concentration for the Premier League. Remember, in the domestic arena, Liverpool is struggling on the journey to defend their title. After nine rounds they won seven, drew two and lost one. The result gave Liverpool 20 points and finished second in the table when they were on points with Tottenham but inferior in sub-index. The fact that the Premier League is appearing so many umbrellas this season makes things unpredictable. Besides, the personnel problem is bringing many headaches with manager Jurgen Klopp. Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk all suffered long-term injuries that left the German strategist’s plans completely shattered. Liverpool is still playing well in the Premier League anyway, winning three and drawing two of their last five. They have also won all five of their last five encounters against Brighton.
As a result, Klopp will surely have to line up Robertson, Fabinho, Roberto Firmino and Diogo Jota to start in the first place, in order to avoid another unfortunate miss.
Meanwhile, Brighton is showing signs of progress in recent rounds, especially with Aston Villa’s away win in round nine. Their second win since the start of the season gave coach Graham Potter a safe five points from the relegation zone.
No team in the bottom half of the Premier League has scored more goals than Brighton. This figure suggests they are sufficient to make it difficult for Liverpool’s underrated defence at the moment.
- Brighton: Sanchez; Webster, Dunk, Burn; Lamptey, White, Bissouma, March; Lallana, Trossard; Maupay
- Liverpool: Alisson, Milner, Matip, Fabinho, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Jones, Firmino, Salah, Jota, Mane