Estupinan, Milner, Gross: Brighton injury updates ahead of Liverpool clash

Liverpool travel to Brighton on Sunday looking to get their Premier League season back on track after last weekend's chaos.

A midweek win over Union Saint-Gilloise in the Europa League both a positive performance and a controversy-free affair.

Another nice, dull win over the Seagulls this weekend in the last outing before the international break would be ideal for Jurgen Klopp and co to get things back on an even keel and show they haven't been adversely affected by losing their unbeaten status in such contentious circumstances at Tottenham.

If Liverpool could've hand picked any game to follow up that defeat, it probably wouldn't have been Brighton.

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Roberto De Zerbi's side have become one of the toughest away fixtures in the Premier League, while the Reds' recent record against Brighton is patchy at best.

The Seagulls beat Liverpool twice in the month of January at the start of the year and Klopp's men have only recorded one victory against their weekend opponents in the last seven encounters.

It promises to be a tough contest then, but De Zerbi will be without some big names for the clash. Here's Brighton's injury and suspension news ahead of Sunday.

Brighton Team News

Pervis Estupinan

Brighton's first choice left back will definitely miss the clash after De Zerbi admitted the 25-year-old Ecuadorian had suffered an injury.

"[He's out for] One month, more or less. I don't know the right time but it's a muscular injury and it is not for a game or two," De Zerbi told reporters prior to Brighton's Europa League clash with Marseille.

"Unfortunately, it is an important player we are losing but we can play in that position with Tariq Lamptey, Igor Julio or others. We have to be ready with others."

James Milner

Somewhat sadly, there is unlikely to be a reunion for Reds legend Milner, who is suffering from a muscular injury picked up in the win over Bournemouth.

Liverpool's former 'lactate test king' is not expected back until after the international break.

Julio Enciso

19-year-old Paraguyan Enciso picked up a knee injury in training at the start of the season and is expected to be out for most of the calendar year.

Pascal Gross

Like Milner, 32-year-old Gross had been expected to be sidelined until after the October internationals but then played 90 minutes and scored Brighton's equaliser from the spot in the 2-2 draw with Marseille midweek.

Whether he can face two games in a week remains to be seen.

Adam Lallana

Finally, another ex-Liverpool favourite who may not get a chance to face his old club is 35-year-old Lallana.

The midfielder last featured for the Seagulls in the Carabao Cup defeat to Chelsea and has been out with an out of action with an unspecified issue.

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