Liverpool have a strong recent record over Brighton, winning each of their last six encounters in all competitions but they only beat them 1-0 at Anfield back in August and they're short enough at around the [1.3] mark given the lack of pressure on the home side, the importance of the fixture to the visitors, and the possibility of a few key absentees. It's a muscle thing and I would expect him back maybe after Crystal Palace - I'm not sure.
Then, Lovren pulled up with a hamstring injury in the first five minutes of Liverpool's FA Cup defeat to Wolves last Monday night.
"Joel trained yesterday for the first time with the team, which is already really good", he said.
Fellow journalist John Ashdown, speaking alongside MacInnes, weighed in and said: "Team selection itself did sort of suggest a little bit of Klopp throwing his hands up". We have to decide it day by day, how he's doing. Not 100 percent sure, it's good for us, of course.More news: Fabregas finally joins Monaco for £10m
"Hendo will train today first time, we will see then what that means exactly".
"Adam out, Dejan out, Joe of course out. All are improving obviously, that's clear, but we know they're not available".
"I would love to still be in these competitions but we are not in".
Lovren's injury at Molineux came at a frustrating time for the manager as he had not planned to field the Croatian for the third-round tie.
City, for instance, held a 14-point advantage over Chelsea at the same stage previous year and are the first top-flight team to reach the 50-point mark after 21 games and not lead the table.More news: Dave Grohl Falls Off Stage At Foo Fighters' First 2019 Show
"And he said as much afterwards, by saying that the players he brought in, even the experienced players that were brought into the side, were struggling for rhythm and that just made it harder for the younger players who were brought in, which we should have been able to tell beforehand really".
"That's now the situation".
"They are not out for long".
Depending on Matip's fitness, Fabinho, normally a defensive midfielder, could play at centre-back as the Premier League leaders look to respond to back-to-back defeats. "We don't think about the season before or 20 years ago", the Reds boss added. "Now we have to make the best of the time we have and get as many points as possible".
"We had problems in the past, dealt very well with it, now we have different problem-can we deal with that as well?" We have to use it.More news: Awful NFL Quarterbacks that SOMEHOW got Jobs Over Colin Kaepernick