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PREVIEW: BERNARDO TO MISS LIVERPOOL TEST

10 January 2019

Paul Hazlewood
Bernardo drives forward at the Vitality Stadium.

Brighton & Hove Albion welcome the Premier League leaders - Liverpool - to the Amex Stadium on Saturday afternoon, as Chris Hughton’s side look to extend their four-match unbeaten run, kick-off 3pm.

The Seagulls have taken five points from their last three top-flight matches and progressed to the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup with a 3-1 victory over AFC Bournemouth last weekend.

Liverpool have opened 2019 with consecutive defeats, losing their first Premier League match of the season against Manchester City before Wolverhampton Wanderers knocked the Reds out of the FA Cup.

Albion travelled to Anfield back in August for their second away game of the campaign, and Mohammed Salah’s first-half strike was the difference between the sides, as the Seagulls mounted a spirited performance.

TEAM NEWS

Hughton confirmed that Bernardo (hamstring) will miss this weekend's match against the Premier League leaders, while Alireza Jahanbakhsh (Asian Cup) and Jose Izquierdo (knee) will also be unavailable.

Liverpool have a big injury list heading into Saturday’s game, including Virgil Van Dijk (illness) and Jordan Henderson (knock), who are both doubtful for the match at the Amex.

Dejan Lovren (hamstring), Adam Lallana (muscle), Joel Matip (collar bone), Joe Gomez (ankle) and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (knee) are all sidelined for the Reds.

FORM

The Seagulls came from behind to draw against Arsenal on Boxing Day, before taking all three points when Everton visited the Amex Stadium, with Jurgen Locadia firing the winning goal.

Albion then found themselves 2-0 up against West Ham United at the London Stadium, thanks to goals from Dale Stephens and Shane Duffy, but the Hammers hit back twice to earn a point.

Hughton’s men turned their attention to an Emirates FA Cup trip to the Vitality Stadium, and goals from Anthony Knockaert, Yves Bissouma and Florin Andone put the Seagulls in the hat for the next round.

The Reds ended 2018 in fine form, winning 4-0 against Newcastle United and beating Arsenal 5-1 at Anfield before the turn of the year.

But a 2-1 defeat Manchester City ended Liverpool’s 20-game unbeaten start to the league season, before Jurgen Klopp’s side crashed out of the FA Cup, losing 2-1 against Wolves at Molineux.

LAST TIME WE MET

Albion travelled to Anfield in confident mood after beating Manchester Uno3-2 at the Amex, but last season’s top goalscorer in the Premier League, Salah, found the back of the net after 23 minutes.

Knockaert went close for the Seagulls shortly after the break, but the Frenchman fired narrowly wide after linking up well with Glenn Murray in the final third.

Pascal Gross had his team’s best opportunity to level the game in the 88th minute, as he powered a header towards goal form Martin Montoya’s cross, but Reds shot-stopper Allison made a crucial save.




LAST TIME OUT: ALBION

BOURNEMOUTH 1
Pugh 55

ALBION 3
Knockaert 31
Bissouma 34
Andone 64

Albion line-up: Steele; Bruno (Montoya 87), Balogun, Duffy, Bong; Kayal, Bissouma, Stephens; Knockaert (Gyokeres 90), Locadia (March 73), Andone.

Subs not used: Button (GK), Burn, Propper, Murray.




LAST TIME OUT: LIVERPOOL

WOLVES 2
Jimenez 38
Neves 55

LIVERPOOL 1
Origi 51

Liverpool line-up: Mignolet; Camacho, Fabinho, Lovren (Hoever 6), Moreno; Milner, Keita, Jones (Salah 70), Shaqiri; Sturridge (Firmino 70), Origi.

Subs not used: Kelleher (GK), Mane, Christie-Davies, Alexander-Arnold.




PLAYER TO WATCH: Mohamed Salah

The former Chelsea player took the Premier League by storm after returning to England for a second spell last season, joining Liverpool from Serie A side Roma.

Salah found the back of the net 44 times in 52 matches across all competitions, which included 32 goals in Liverpool’s league campaign and ten strikes in their journey to the UEFA Champions League Final.

The 26-year-old has continued his fine form in front of goal this season, scoring 13 goals in his opening 21 league matches of the season, while also laying on eight goals for his team-mates.

The Egyptian was the match-winner when Hughton’s side visited Anfield earlier this season, and also scored in Liverpool’s 4-0 win over the Seagulls in the final game of the 2017/18 campaign.

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Match Reports

REPORT: ALBION 0 LIVERPOOL 1

12 January 2019

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Paul Hazlewood
Four Liverpool players look to dispossess Glenn Murray at the Amex Stadium.
  • Albion are beaten 1-0 by Liverpool
  • Mohamed Salah scores the only goal from the penalty spot
  • Game played in front of an Amex record crowd of 30,682
  • The Seagulls next face Manchester United in a week’s time

Brighton & Hove Albion succumbed to a 1-0 defeat against Liverpool in a cagey and closely-fought contest at the Amex Stadium.

Albion more than held their own and frustrated the Premier League leaders for large periods of the game, but Mohamed Salah’s second-half penalty was enough to give the Reds all three points in front of an Amex record crowd of 30,682 spectators.

Chris Hughton made one enforced change from the last Premier League fixture away at West Ham United, with Gaetan Bong replacing the injured Bernardo.

Under-23 midfielder Max Sanders took his place on the bench for his first-ever inclusion in a Premier League squad.
 
Liverpool worked the first opening of the game when Andrew Robertson made a driving run down the left, and his cross went just behind Sadio Mane before narrowly missing the outstretched leg of Roberto Firmino in the box.
 
Down the other end Pascal Gross swung an enticing cross towards Glenn Murray, but the striker’s header went over the bar.
 
The game became a rather cagey affair with few chances for either side, as Fabinho headed away another Gross ball towards Murray.

 
The Reds came close to breaking the deadlock themselves and surged forward with pace, resulting in Xherdan Shaqiri glancing his header just wide from Trent Alexander-Arnold’s cross.
 
Albion kept their defensive discipline against the visitors, who had the majority of possession without causing too many problems in what was turning into a tactical contest.
 
The Reds didn’t give David Button too much to think about, as Lewis Dunk comfortably headed away Jordan Henderson’s cross.
 
The Seagulls did get some joy breaking forward down the right-hand side, and Martin Montoya was next to test the Reds defence with a fine cross which was cleared before Jurgen Locadia managed to latch onto the loose ball.
 
Salah had the first chance after the re-start, but the forward’s angled strike was easily saved by Button.
 
But the Egyptian won the visitors a penalty just moments later, after being pulled down by Gross, and despite guessing the right way Button couldn’t keep out the forward’s strike with 50 minutes played.
 
Gross had a chance to level the scores after being picked out by Montoya, but the German’s close-range strike was blocked.

 
Solly March then looked to pick out Locadia in the box, before Dale Stephens struck the loose ball wide with a shot from distance.
 
The Dutchman then had a chance himself and saw his long-range attempt pushed behind by Alisson, as Albion looked to increase the pressure on Jurgen Klopp’s side.
 
Liverpool pressed forward in search of a second, as Alexander-Arnold’s dangerous free kick found Sadio Mane, but Dunk was on hand to clear away the loose ball.
 
Bong broke forward down the other end for the Seagulls and played a fine cross into the box which substitute Florin Andone couldn’t quite divert goalwards.
 
Georginio Wijnaldum and Mane both came close to scoring a second for the visitors late on, while Salah missed a golden opportunity after shooting wide from inside the box, as the game finished 1-0 to the visitors.
 
ALBION: Button; Montoya, Duffy, Dunk, Bong; Propper, Stephens, Gross (Kayal 79); March (Knockaert 66), Murray (Andone 66), Locadia.
 
SUBS NOT USED: Steele (GK), Balogun, Bruno, Sanders.
 
1901 CLUB LOTTERY
 
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2ND PRIZE £100 SHOP VOUCHER 213942
3RD PRIZE BOTTLE OF WHISKEY 212841
4TH PRIZE BOTTLE OF CHAMPAGNE 215105
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ALBION HAT TRICK
 
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2ND £50  2827
3RD £25  1845
1ST GOAL TIME 50TH MINUTE 

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Ticket News

PRE-MATCH BRIEF: ALBION V LIVERPOOL

11 January 2019

Patrick Sullivan
The pre-match brief for Albion v Liverpool.
Brighton & Hove Albion welcome Liverpool to the Amex in the Premier League on Saturday, 12th January, kick-off 3pm.
 
The official match sponsor is The Brown Family, the official kit sponsor is TYSERS and the official ball sponsor is KRL.
 

This match marks the launch of a new joint campaign called ‘SHUSH’ by the Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans and BHAFC in memory of Jill Howell. Volunteers from the charity will be around outside the stadium handing out flyers to supporters.
 
Prohibited Items
 
In light of recent high-profile incidents where a range of items – including capped water bottles – have been thrown onto the pitch at a number of matches around the country, we are reminding all Brighton & Hove Albion and visiting supporters that bottles with tops on them are prohibited at the Amex Stadium.
 
Our stewards will be strictly enforcing this policy, and bottle tops will also be removed from drinks sold inside the stadium.
 
The full list of prohibited items can be found here.
 
Travel Information
 
All supporters are asked to head to the stadium as early as possible regardless of how they are travelling.
 
Trains: Southern Rail have informed the club that they will be operating a full match-day service, but supporters are advised to check with Southern’s website prior to travelling.
 
Park & Rides: Both Brighton Racecourse & Mill Road will be open from midday.
 
Car Parks: The Bridge (Car Park B) and Sussex University (Car Park C) have now completely sold out, and there will be no cash sales on the day. Supporters are therefore advised to use public transport wherever possible.
 
All vehicles accredited to park at the University of Sussex must enter via Stanmer Park, as there will be no entry at Falmer or Knights Gate.
 
Village Way will be extremely busy and congested, and supporters are advised to avoid this area both pre and post-match, unless they have pre-booked parking.
 
Parking: We have no local street parking available for football supporters, as all areas have a residents parking scheme in operation, and enforcement officers will be on patrol.
 
Seagull Travel: Seagull Travel will be running their usual matchday services from various locations, and spaces are available to pre-book via their website.
 
Drop-offs & Pick-ups: There will be no pick-ups or drop-offs along Village Way, or at the Woollard Way (entrance to the Bridge car park), and supporters are advised to use our official drop off and pick-up point located at University of Sussex, where our drop off point is in Car Park 5, located by the Sports Hall.
 
This drop-off/pick-up point is a short walk through the underpass to the Amex Stadium. There is also a free shuttle bus in operation.
 
Opening and Closing Times
 
The club superstore will be open from 9am and will close at 6pm after the game. The shop is also closed during the match.
 
The ticket office will open from 9am until half-time. The ticket office will be closed during the second half. It will reopen after the match until 5.30pm.
 
Dick’s Bar is open from 12pm until kick-off and then after the match until 7.30pm. Please note this bar is only open to over-18s.
 
All concourses will open at 1pm. East, South and West concourses will close at 6.30pm post-match. The North concourse will close at 7.30pm.
 
The 1901 Club Lounges, HB’s Restaurant, Mullery’s and The Goldstone Restaurant will all open at 12.30pm. All restaurants will close at 7pm.
 
All lounges will close at 6.30pm, with the exception of Mayo Wynne Baxter, which will close at 7.30pm.
 
Please note all bars will stop serving 15 minutes before the scheduled closing time.
 
The Fanzone and food outlets will be open from 12pm. Supporters will be greeted by ‘Sammy Leighton Clay’ who will be playing on the bandstand. The outside bar will close at 2.15pm.
 
In the 1901 Club lounges, Dick’s Bar and concourses, the TV screens will be showing West Ham United v Arsenal pre-match, and Chelsea v Newcastle United post-match.
 
Ticket Office
 
Please note this fixture has sold out. However, in the event that tickets become available through the season ticket exchange these will be available to members and season ticket holders only (maximum one per FAN number) through BrightonAndHoveAlbion.com/tickets.
 
Club Superstore
 
The two external retail outlets will be open for this fixture. They are situated at the south-east approach T-junction, and north-west corner, stocking a range of souvenirs.
 
The Winter Sale continues in the Club Superstore with great offers on a range of items, including up to 50% off on selected clothing.
 
1901 Club Lounge Dress Code
 
We would like to take this opportunity to remind members that the dress code for the 1901 Club is smart business attire for all guests, male and female.
 
Acceptable attire includes smart jeans, smart boots, clean trainers and canvas shoes.
 
Please note that ripped jeans, shorts and flip-flops are not permitted. Hospitality guests dining in either restaurant will still be required to wear shoes; trainers will not be permitted in dining areas.
 
Men must wear a collared shirt or polo shirt. Football shirts, polo-neck and turtleneck sweaters are not acceptable.
 
Only guests aged under 14 may wear Brighton & Hove Albion replica shirts. Away team colours or shirts are not permitted under any circumstances. Please ensure your guests are aware of and adhere to the dress code as entry will not be permitted if they are not dressed accordingly.
 
Unfortunately, we will be unable to reseat 1901 Club members or their guests in general admission areas of the stadium if refused admission to the 1901 Club.
 
AITC Pre-match Interview
 
A pitch side interview will be taking place pre-match with Albion in the Community Fundraising Executive, Emma Brockhurst, alongside two supporters.
 
They will be talking about the upcoming annual AITC bike ride which will see them cycle between Calais and the beautiful Belgian city of Antwerp. The event takes place between Thursday 6th June and Sunday 9th June.
 
Download Albion’s App
 
Our brand-new match predictor is now live on Albion’s app. Download here for iPhone or here for Android, and predict the score and the man of the match for the chance to win a signed shirt.
 
Other Information
 
Although not applicable for this fixture, the Brighton Main Line Improvement Project will be undertaking works from Three Bridges to Brighton and Three Bridges to Lewes from 16-24 February 2019 and over several weekends from October 2018 to May 2019. Don’t miss the match, plan ahead – sign up for alerts at Brightonmainline.co.uk.

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