12 interesting facts and figures ahead of Brighton v Liverpool

Stats12 interesting facts and figures ahead of Brighton v Liverpool

Published 28th January 2023

Enjoy a statistical preview of Liverpool's Emirates FA Cup clash against Brighton & Hove Albion at the American Express Community Stadium.

Only two players remain for either team from the last FA Cup meeting between the sides, which came in 2012 – Jordan Henderson (Liverpool) and Lewis Dunk (Brighton). Liverpool won the tie 6-1 and went on to reach the final.

The last meeting at Brighton – a fourth-round replay in January 1991 – saw Liverpool win 3-2 after extra-time.

The Reds have won 20 of their 37 encounters in all competitions against the Seagulls, with six defeats during that period.

In those 37 games, Liverpool have failed to score just five times and have never failed to find the net against Brighton in successive meetings.

Jürgen Klopp on Brighton, Stefan Bajcetic, midfield options and more
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Press conferenceJürgen Klopp on Brighton, Stefan Bajcetic, midfield options and moreJürgen Klopp previewed Liverpool’s Emirates FA Cup fourth-round tie at Brighton & Hove Albion with a press conference on Friday.

Liverpool have lifted the FA Cup on eight occasions and twice – in 2006 and 2022 – they have done so on penalties in the final. Jürgen Klopp's men are looking to retain the trophy for the first time in the club's history.

The Reds need just one goal to record 850 in all competitions under Klopp's management.

Liverpool are now unbeaten in eight games in the competition. If they avoid defeat, it will be nine and their fifth-longest unbeaten run in the history of the FA Cup, and their best since a run of 10 – which came between January 1992 and January 1993.

Mohamed Salah needs one goal to become the Reds' leading scorer against Brighton. He is currently on six, level with Sir Kenny Dalglish.

Liverpool have won all 12 games this season when they have scored the opening goal of the game.

Harvey Elliott is the only player to feature in all of Liverpool’s 30 games this season.

A goal from Ben Doak will see him become the Reds’ youngest-ever scorer in the competition at the age of 17 years 79 days.

Referee David Coote last took charge of Liverpool for December’s Carabao Cup loss to Manchester City.

Published 28th January 2023