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Lewis Ambrose

Liverpool forced to name Fabinho in defence at Brighton


The Premier League leaders have something of an injury crisis

Liverpool have returned to full strength up front for Saturday’s trip to Brighton.

However, a shortage in defence means Jürgen Klopp has been forced to pair Fabinho with Virgil van Dijk.

Klopp was criticised by some for his heavy rotation in Monday’s FA Cup defeat to Wolves.

The team on Saturday looks much more like the previous week’s loss to Manchester City, which was the Reds’ last Premier League game.

There are just two changes from that game, with Fabinho replacing the injured Dejan Lovren and Xherdan Shaqiri coming in for James Milner.

Hosts Brighton have made changes from their last Premier League game, as Gaeten Bong replaces Bernardo at left-back