Roberto De Zerbi faces a big first month at Brighton

Roberto de Zerbi says his Albion side have the right mentality for a tough month.

The Italy manager is preparing his side for Saturday’s trip to Liverpool while embarking on serious business as head coach.

De Zerbi was dropped in part due to his work with Sassuolo for three consecutive seasons.

In his first Serie A game as manager, he managed a surprising 1-0 home win over Inter.

Albion’s next month also includes games against Tottenham, Manchester City and Chelsea.

De Zerbi said: “You kind of have to play against the top teams.

“Obviously when I look at the next few games and see Liverpool and Tottenham, it’s not easy.

“But I believe in the team very much. Brighton chose me and I chose Brighton.

“I chose them because of the seriousness of the club and I really like the players.

“When we play against Liverpool, Tottenham, Chelsea and the top teams, we have to play our football and not just be on the pitch.

“It doesn’t mean we have to win, draw or lose, it’s the mentality we play the game with.”

De Zerbi also got off to a winning start with Shakhtar Donetsk as they clinched the expected three points at home against Ingulets.

Adam Lallana appears in the race against his old club after an injury-related absence as Albion head to Anfield.

He posted on social media: “Special game to prepare for this weekend. We will be ready.” Roberto De Zerbi faces a big first month at Brighton

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