Liverpool v Brighton Premier League Live Football Score 3 Feb 2021
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Liverpool welcome Brighton & Hove Albion to Anfield on Wednesday looking to make it three Premier League wins in a row for the first time since September.The champions climbed back up to third in the table with a 3-1 victory at West Ham United on Sunday, shortly before Brighton beat Tottenham Hotspur to ease their relegation concerns.After a miserable post-Christmas slump which saw Liverpool’s only win in seven attempts come against Aston Villa’s youngsters in the FA Cup, the champions now look to be finding their form again.Last week was a good one for Jurgen Klopp’s side as they responded to being knocked out of the FA Cup by bitter rivals Manchester United with back-to-back league wins in London.
A 3-1 triumph over Tottenham handed them their first league win and first league goals of 2021, and crucially they then followed that up with a similarly impressive triumph over an in-form West Ham side.The goal drought and winless run appear to have ended just in time with a mouth-watering tussle against leaders Manchester City looming on Sunday, but Klopp will know that his side cannot afford to think about that showdown until after they have come up against Brighton.The Reds still have their home form to fix too; after winning 32 of 33 league outings at Anfield, Liverpool now find themselves without victory in any of their last three, taking just two points from games against West Bromwich Albion, Manchester United and Burnley.
New Liverpool signing Ben Davies could cap a whirlwind 48 hours with inclusion in the squad to face Brighton at home, though Jurgen Klopp has warned the former Preston centre-back will need time to settle before being considered for a start. The same goes for fellow new arrival Ozan Kabak, but the Schalke signing will not feature at all yet as the club are still awaiting international clearance.
There’s no such thing as January blues at Manchester City as Pep Guardiola’s side win nine out of nine, helped by the wall that is Ruben Dias. Has his impact been bigger than Virgil van Dijk’s at Liverpool?In the latest Pitch to Post Review show, Jasper Taylor is joined by Kate Burlaga and Gerard Brand to discuss just that, as well as another goalless draw for Manchester United against a so-called big six side (20:05). Is their title tilt over before it began? And what is success for Arsenal this season?
In part three we focus on Newcastle after their shock 2-0 win at Everton (33:39), masterminded by Graeme, sorry, Steve, erm… well, we figure out exactly who deserves the credit.And in part four we look back on a good week for Liverpool and a bad week for Jose Mourinho’s Spurs (43:51), plus the performers, performances and goals of the week.