Brighton Vs Liverpool: Reds aiming to hit Premier League goal milestone
Liverpool will be aiming to hit a Premier League goal milestone when Brighton & Hove Albion welcome them to the Amex Stadium on Saturday.
Jurgen Klopp’s side have already made the net ripple 71 times in the 2021-22 Premier League season – three more than leaders Manchester City – through 17 different goalscorers.
Liverpool are the only team in the division to have surpassed the 70-goal mark already this term, with the Reds now boasting 1,998 Premier League goals to their name.
A double against Brighton would see Liverpool become just the second side to reach 2,000 goals in the Premier League, with Manchester United doing so back in 2019.
The Red Devils reached the milestone against Norwich City through Scott McTominay, and Klopp is expected to have all of his attacking options at his disposal on Saturday.
Mohamed Salah, Diogo Jota and Sadio Mane have contributed to 43 of Liverpool’s Premier League goals this term, and Klopp also expects to have Roberto Firmino back in the squad for the weekend.
Liverpool are however winless in their last three meetings with Brighton (D2 L1) – they have never gone four without a victory against the Seagulls in all competitions.
Brighton have lost each of their last four Premier League matches – they last lost five consecutive league matches back in April 2007 as a League One side.