- Carlos Baleba makes is first start for Brighton and Hove Albion against Liverpool this Saturday
- Baleba joined the club last January from Lille
- Baleba is the second most expensive Cameroonian player in his after Samuel Eto’o Fils
Teenage Cameroonian midfielder, Carlos Noom Quomah Baleba has been handed his first start as a Brighton and Hove Albion player this afternoon in their Premier League clash at home to Liverpool.
Coach Di Zerbi has named an offensive XI to face high-flying Liverpool in the match day six fixture expected to produce fireworks.
Baleba has been included in a crowded midfield that includes Solly March, Karao Mitoma, Joao Pedro and Simon Adingra in a 4-5-1 formation.
19-year-old highly-rated Baleba only moved to the Amex last January on a €30 Million deal, and had settled for three cameos, two of which have been in the Premier League before this Sunday’s top clash.
The Brasserie Football Academy product has previously displayed glimpses of his know-how but the Dominik Szoboslai, Havey Eliott and former Brighton midfielder Alex Mc Allister, who will certainly have an interesting afternoon with the home fans.
Baleba’s rise to the top has been nothing far a super story with no bums on a journey that has never been easy for many.
Brighton XI: Verbruggen, Veltman, Igor, Dunk, Gross, March, Baleba, Adingra, Joao Pedro, Mitoma, Ferguson.
Substitutes: Webster, Dahoud, Gilmour, Lallana, Welbeck, Steele, van Hecke, Fati, Hinshelwood.
Liverpool XI: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Matip, van Dijk, Robertson, Szoboszlai, Mac Allister, Elliott, Salah, Nunez, Diaz.
Substitutes: Gomez, Endo, Konate, Adrian, Tsimikas, Gravenberch, Chambers, Doak, Quansah.
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