Charlie Nicholas backs Liverpool to 'do job convincingly' against Brighton
- Fabinho's absence won't stop Liverpool, claims Nicholas.
- Mo Salah has had a rest and should make a statement on Saturday.
- Liverpool will do their job and focus on the next game which is the Merseyside derby.
Liverpool will face Brighton & Hove Albion on Saturday without one of the key men, Fabinho. However, his absence should not prevent the Reds from adding three more points to their tally, claims former Gunner Charlie Nicholas. Moreover, the Sky Sports pundit backs Liverpool to finally register a clean sheet.
"Looking at the fixture congestion, I keep picking an awkwardness and struggle for Liverpool," Nicholas writes in his predictions column on Sky Sports. "Crystal Palace was a struggle for them and they got lucky, which they have done on a few occasions. They look at this and it is about getting the job done.
"Mohamed Salah has had a rest and will turn up here. We may see one of the other three get a little rest. People may find it strange, but Liverpool want to win the Club World Cup.
"Would they rather have the Premier League? Of course. When it is there, the rare opportunities you get, you must go at it with high nature, especially a club with the history of Liverpool.
"They will get the job done and they will do it convincingly. What type of Brighton team are we going to see or how do they approach this? Liverpool will get to 60 minutes and get another box ticked. The job will be done professionally and on to the next they go."
Charlie's prediction: Liverpool 3-0 Brighton