Brighton upset Manchester United last weekend and will travel to Anfield in Round 3 to take on in-form Liverpool. How will the Reds fare against their opponents from the South Coast this weekend? LFC Zone decided to check out what the pundits (messrs Lawro, Merson and Owen) had to say about this fixture.
Mark Lawrenson: Lawro says Liverpool “are flying” and the pace of their play “is difficult to cope with”, and has predicted a 3-0 win for the Reds
Lawro’s celeb opponents this weekend are Idris Elba and Aml Ameen. Elba also sees Liverpool scoring 3, but also reckons Brighton will be able to beat Alisson twice this weekend. Aml Ameen has gone for another Brighton upset, backing the Seagulls to win 2-1.
Paul Merson: Merson says Liverpool are a “different kettle of fish” at home, and like Lawro, has gone for a 3-0 win for Jurgen Klopp’s men.
Michael Owen: Like Lawro and Merson, Owen has also predicted that Liverpool will win 3-0, and has said that Brighton, despite their Week 2 heroics against Man Utd, will find the Reds “a different proposition” at Anfield.
Interestingly enough, ALL three pundits have gone for 3-0 wins for Liverpool. Will that be the case in this 5.30 kick off? We’ll have to wait and see.
Lawro: Liverpool 3-0 Brighton
Merson: Liverpool 3-0 Brighton
Owen: Liverpool 3-0 Brighton
Elba: Liverpool 3-2 Brighton
Ameen: Liverpool 1-2 Brighton