Simon Mignolet & Joe Gomez set for milestones as Liverpool head to Brighton’s fortress

2 December 2017

Liverpool head to the Amex Stadium to take on Brighton in the Premier League on Saturday. Here are the key stats and facts ahead of the game.


Mignolet’s Milestone

Simon Mignolet is in line to play his 150th Premier League game for Liverpool.

Joe Gomez could play the 50th game of his professional club career—24 of which were for his first club, Charlton.

 

Brighton’s Amex Record

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Albion are unbeaten in six league games at home since losing to Manchester City (0-2) on the opening day of the campaign—winning two and drawing four.

They have drawn each of the last three at home—to Everton (1-1), Southampton (1-1), Stoke (2-2) and Crystal Palace (0-0).

Hughton’s men have recorded Amex Stadium victories over West Brom (3-1) and Newcastle (1-0).

They have suffered defeat in only three of their last 27 league games at the Amex.

When winning their League Cup tie in 2011 Liverpool became the first visiting team to win at the Amex.

 

Survivors From 2012

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Saturday, February 19, 2012: Liverpool's Glen Johnson celebrates his side's second goal against Brighton & Hove Albion with team-mates Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam, Luis Alberto Suarez Diaz, Jose Enrique and Andy Carroll during the FA Cup 5th Round match at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

The last meeting of the clubs came in the FA Cup at Anfield in February 2012—Liverpool won 6-1.

Brighton conceded two own goals including one from Lewis Dunk. Dunk and Jordan Henderson are the only players who appeared that day who could play in this one.

Martin Skrtel, Andy Carroll, Steven Gerrard and Luis Suarez were on target with the Uruguayan also having a penalty saved by Albion ‘keeper Peter Brezovan.

 

Settled Seagulls

Eight of Brighton’s squad have featured in every league game this season—Mat Ryan, Shane Duffy, Lewis Dunk, Solly March, Dale Stephens, Davy Propper, Pascal Gross and Anthony Knockaert.

 

Salah Firing Red-Hot Reds

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, August 27, 2017: Liverpool's Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the third goal during the FA Premier League match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Mo Salah has scored 17 goals in this campaign so far (12 in the league)—and has netted 11 times in his last nine games for the Reds.

Liverpool have scored 28 goals in 12 away games this season in league and cup.

Home and away they have found the net 28 times in the last nine matches.

 

The Referee

Referee Graham Scott takes charge of Liverpool for the first time in a league game.

The Reds have won the two previous games he has officiated—both last season—at Derby in the League Cup and at Plymouth in the FA Cup.

 

This Season’s Scorers

STOKE-ON-TRENT, ENGLAND - Wednesday, November 29, 2017: Liverpoolís Sadio Mane celebrates scoring the opening goal with Dominic Solank , Joe Gomez and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain during the FA Premier League match between Stoke City and Liverpool at the Bet365 Stadium. (Pic by Peter Powell/Propaganda)

Brighton: Murray (4), Gross (3), Hemed (2), Izquierdo Mena (2), Knockaert (1), March (1), Tilley (1)

Liverpool: Salah (17), Firmino (9), Coutinho (5), Mane (5), Can (3), Sturridge (3), Alexander-Arnold (2), Oxlade-Chamberlain (2), Henderson (1), Matip (1), Wijnaldum (1), own goals (1)

* Stats courtesy of LFC statistician Ged Rea.

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