Liverpool XI vs Brighton: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League today

Liverpool XI vs Brighton: Starting lineup, confirmed team news, injury latest for Premier League today

Darwin Nunez is missing for Liverpool in the squad to face Brighton today due to a fresh injury worry.

Reports circulated on Thursday that the striker could be facing the rest of January on the sidelines after picking up a fitness problem.

Speaking to reporters on Friday, Klopp looked to allay fears of a lengthy absence but did confirm that Nunez was injured.

"We are waiting for info," he said. "It's not a major [injury] but it kept him out of training, so we'll wait for that."

There was also bad news on Roberto Firmino, who has suffered a setback in his recovery from a calf injury.

"At first it was estimated he would be out for 10-14 days," Klopp said. "Then Bobby felt something again to prolong it. He's not close to team training."

In Nunez's absence, Mohamed Salah could move into a central role, supported by January signing Cody Gakpo and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

Elsewhere, Diogo Jota, Arthur, Luis Diaz and Virgil van Dijk all remain out of the Premier League game.

Confirmed team news

Brighton: Sanchez, Gross, Dunk, Colwill, Estupinan, Caicedo, Mac Allister, March, Lallana, Mitoma, Ferguson

Subs: Lamptey, Webster, Welbeck, Sarmiento, Undav, Steele, Gilmour, van Hecke, Veltman

Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Konate, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago, Salah, Gakpo, Oxlade-Chamberlain

Subs: Gomez, Milner, Keita, Jones, Elliott, Tsimikas, Carvalho, Doak, Kelleher.