Jurgen Klopp is likely to be without Adam Lallana and Ragnar Klavan for Liverpool's trip to the south coast of England to take on Brighton and Hove Albion on Saturday, 2 December, after the duo missed training on Thursday, 30 November.

The German coach rested a number of players for the midweek win over Stoke City owing to the hectic schedule ahead. The likes of Philippe Coutinho and Jordan Henderson started on the bench and only the latter was used as a late second-half substitute.

The players that were rested were out training, while the likes of Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino were taking part in a recovery session. Liverpool play nine games in the next one month and Klopp is keen to utilise the full depth of his squad.

The manager will rotate his squad again when they face Brighton on Saturday, and will be hoping to have the full squad at his disposal at the earliest.

Lallana only returned recently after a lengthy injury lay-off and Klopp revealed that his latest setback was minor.

The former Borussia Dortmund coach was expecting him to return to training in a matter of days but the trip to the south coast looks to be too soon for the midfielder. According to the Liverpool Echo, he was not part of training on Thursday and is unlikely to travel with the squad.

Klavan, on the other hand, has been sidelined due to illness and it seems that he is still not fit enough to train with the squad. Joel Matip and Dejan Lovren started at the Bet365 Stadium on Wednesday, 29 November, and it looks likely that the manager will stick with the same combination against Chris Hughton's men.

Liverpool are unbeaten since their 4-1 loss to Tottenham Hotspur in October and are looking to make it six unbeaten on the trot to keep pace with the rest of the clubs in the top-four of the Premier League. Mohamed Salah was also given a breather against Stoke, with the Egyptian only coming on in the 67th minute.

The former Chelsea winger, however, was not to be kept quiet as he added a brace in the space of six minutes to ensure the Reds came away with all three points. He is leading the race for the Premier League Golden Boot with 12 goals, two ahead of Spurs marksman Harry Kane.

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Adam Lallana is unlikely to play when Liverpool take on Brighton on Saturday, 2 December Getty