Liverpool Must Beat Brighton to Secure Top Four Premier League Finish

Published on May 8th, 2018 - 8:00am EST
Written By: Ariel Noel
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Big match at Anfield this Sunday: Liverpool vs. Brighton - Can the Reds secure a top 4 finish?  Bet on it! This season's UEFA Champions League finalists, Liverpool, find themselves in a must-win situation on the home front, in the last English Premier League match of the season, vs. Brighton this coming Sunday, May 13th. At stake is a top four finish, and a guaranteed spot in the next year's Champions League.

Liverpool could, of course, qualify for next season's Champions League by winning this year's competition, but that is a separate story entirely. Beating 14th place Brighton at home has got to be an easier task than it is to beat Real Madrid in Kiev.

At the moment, in the EPL, Liverpool are in third place, one point ahead of Spurs and three points ahead of Chelsea. Both London clubs have a game in hand on the Reds and two relatively easy opponents left to play against. Liverpool have a massive 15 goal advantage over Chelsea, and a win vs. Brighton would ensure a top four finish.

The odds for the upcoming match at Anfield are:

Source: Bet365
Time Stamp: May 8th, 2018 - 7:55 am EST
Odds Subject to Change

Liverpool: 1/7
Draw: 13/2
Brighton: 16/1

Odds to finish in Top 4:

Tottenham: 1/12
Liverpool: 1/10
Chelsea: 7/2


Jurgen Klopp's side are the big favourites to win their last Premier League match in front of their fans and secure a spot in the next season's Champions League. Regardless of their ability to perform on the highest of levels, which they proved many times this season, beating Brighton is far from a sure thing. In the last three EPL matches Liverpool came out with two points only. This included a 2-2 draw at second to last place West Brom, a 0-0 draw at home vs. last place Stoke City and a 1-0 loss away at Chelsea. Brighton, on the other hand, are undefeated in their last three matches, which included a 1-1 home draw with Spurs and a 1-0 win over Manchester United.

The Reds seem to like to leave it late and this time it is no different. They will really have to wake up and take care of business vs. Brighton. But then, would anyone be surprised if they messed it up, and then managed to beat Real Madrid in the Champions League final?

Anyway, let's see how this, very exciting, chapter of the Liverpool story ends. If there was an award for the most entertaining European team of the season, Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino and Co. would most certainly take it.

Good luck Reds!

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