England League Two

Liverpool-Brighton & Hove Albion Preview

Liverpool's quest to become the second centurions of English football history continues Wednesday when they face Brighton and Hove Albion at AMEX Stadium.

The champions broke down a stubborn Aston Villa squad late Sunday, recording a 2-0 victory to extend their Premier League-record home winning streak to 24 matches. Sadio Mane snapped a scoreless deadlock on 71 minutes, and 19-year-old Curtis Jones opened his league scoring account in the 89th minute to secure all three points.

The result left Liverpool (29-2-2) 11 points shy of 100 with five matches remaining, leaving them some margin of error during the run-in. The challenge now is dealing with a blip – by their standards at least – on the road, where they are 3-1-2 in their last six in league play bridging the COVID-enforced recess.

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