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James Milner: The New Golden Balls
James Milner: The New Golden Balls

Liverpool may have had their lead at the top of the Premier League tree cut to just four points, but Jurgen Klopp's men will be bidding to put the double disappointment of the Man City and Wolves (FA Cup) defeats behind them when they tackle Brighton down on the south coast this weekend.

The Seagulls have to date been one of the surprise packages of the Premier League season, with Chris Hughton's troops currently just two points outside of a place in the top-10 of the table. They are currently enjoying a four game unbeaten run in all competitions, while only Chelsea have won at the Amex since mid-September.

In other words, Liverpool could well be in for a tough test.

However, the Merseyside outfit will still be expected to get back to winning ways on Saturday afternoon as the league leaders bid to restore their seven point advantage at the summit, for 24 hours at least.

The battle with Brighton will also see James Milner attempt to surpass the legendary David Beckham. 

The duo are currently locked on 80 Premier League assists apiece, but should Milner propel his tally to 81 top-flight assists this weekend, he will venture ahead of his fellow countryman in the all-time list.

But Milner still has a gargantuan way to go if he's to ever topple Man Utd record-holder Ryan Giggs, who has more than double his tally on an eye-popping 162 assists in the Premier League era.

Next in the running is Cesc Fabregas who is unlikely to be able to add to his impressive haul of 111 assists as he appears to have played his final game for Chelsea.

Wayne Rooney is third in the table on 103, one ahead of Chelsea hero Frank Lampard, while Dennis Bergkamp sits on 94. Meanwhile, Milner has every chance of bettering Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard's record of 92 assists.

The midfielder has featured in 17 of Liverpool's 21 league games this season, scoring three goals and bagging a couple of assists - something he will be eager to enhance on Saturday.

Will Ryan Giggs's tally ever be beaten?
Will Ryan Giggs's tally ever be beaten?
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