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Albion face the Reds in the Emirates FA Cup fourth round on Sunday.

By Charlie Hanson • 27 January 2023

By Paul Hazlewood
Adam Lallana will not be available to face his former team.

Albion take on Liverpool at the Amex this Sunday in the fourth round of the Emirates FA Cup, kick-off 1.30pm.

It will be a second consecutive home game against Jurgen Klopp’s men, after we took all three points a fortnight ago in a stunning 3-0 Premier League victory.

Both teams took a point in their league matches last Saturday. We secured a point in a 2-2 draw at Leicester City while the Reds played out a goalless draw with Chelsea.

Albion cruised into the fourth round of the FA Cup with a thumping 5-1 win over Middlesbrough, while Liverpool were taken to a replay before beating Wolves 1-0 after the teams drew 2-2 at Anfield.

Team news

By Paul Hazlewood
Levi Colwill will miss Sunday's game.

Speaking in his press conference on Friday afternoon, Roberto De Zerbi said, "Both Adam Lallana and Levi Colwill will miss the game. Lallana is one of the most important players in the squad, he will be out for a couple of weeks.

"We can play without Adam, or Alexis for example as we proved. We can do that because of the number of players, the young players are improving and are ready to play.

"It will be a different game, the last game was difficult, against Liverpool it will always be difficult. On Sunday we want to win and to play well. It's possible to play better than we did against Leicester."


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PL Highlights: Albion 3 Liverpool 0

Solly March scored twice and Danny Welbeck netted late on in what will go down as one of our best results in the Premier League. Solly’s second and Danny’s volley were both nominated for Premier League Goal of the Month for January.

Player to watch

By Paul Hazlewood
Darwin Nunez looks to get past Alexis Mac Allister.

Darwin Nunez missed the meeting a fortnight ago but is expected to be involved on Sunday after recovering from injury.

The 23-year-old Uruguay international joined Liverpool last summer from Benfica and has scored ten goals in 24 appearances in all competitions including five goals and two assists in 14 Premier League games. He played in all three of Uruguay’s games at the World Cup.


Brighton have scored three goals in both of their meetings with Liverpool this season, having done so in just two of their first 35 against the Reds in all competitions. Albion are looking to win consecutive games against Liverpool for the first time in their history. Sunday marks the 39th anniversary since Albion beat Liverpool 2-0 at the Goldstone in the FA Cup.

Liverpool have progressed from three of their five FA Cup ties against Brighton, most recently a 6-1 victory in February 2012.

Albion have lost both of their FA Cup games against the holders of the competition, with both previous matches coming in the fourth round of the competition (0-2 vs Arsenal in 1979-80, 2-3 vs Arsenal in 2014-15).

Brighton have won three of their last four FA Cup fourth round ties, although they did lose 3-1 away at Tottenham at this stage last season.

In the current format of the competition (since 1925-26), only Wolves (30), Sheffield United (28) and West Ham (27) have suffered more fourth round exits from the FA Cup than Liverpool (26), with the Reds losing four of their last six such ties.

Match officials

Referee: David Coote

Assistant Referees: Darren Cann & Simon Long

Fourth Official: Simon Hooper

VAR: Neil Swarbrick