Liverpool XI vs Brighton: Predicted line-ups, confirmed squad news and latest Premier League injuries

Domestic action returns after the international break, in which Alexander-Arnold played no part for England against Italy and was subsequently dropped from the squad for the clash against Germany, the right-back looking increasingly likely to miss the World Cup.

There are no such selection issues for him at Liverpool, but on the other side of the pitch, Andy Robertson is expected to be out as the left-back is yet to fully recover from a knee injury. Kostas Tsimikas should start in his place.

Ibrahima Konate hasn’t played at all this season due to a knee problem but is set to return and was pictured in training ahead of Brighton’s visit to Anfield. However, he is unlikely to be sent straight back into action.

Jordan Henderson is also available again and will compete with Harvey Elliott for a place in midfield, while Thiago is set to make his first Premier League appearance since the first weekend of the season.

Diogo Jota played for Portugal against Spain during the international break and asked to be sent off in the second half as he continues to develop his fitness after missing out on pre-season. With Luis Diaz returning late from Colombian duty, Jota will be hoping to get the nod from Jurgen Klopp.

The Liverpool boss also has a decision to make in the middle. Roberto Firmino has three goals and three assists in his last two league starts at Anfield, but Darwin Nunez is also available.

Predicts Liverpool XI (4-3-3): Alisson; Alexandre-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Fabinho, Thiago, Elliott; Jota, Firmino, Salah.

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