After the Premier League drama that came against Manchester United last weekend, Kenny Dalglish will be happy for an FA Cup reprieve against the Seagulls.
Dalglish's reputation is said to have been damaged by the whole Luis Suarez-Patrice Evra affair, but the Scot remains a legend in the eyes of the Reds' loyal supporters.
And, after guiding Liverpool to the Carling Cup final, he'll be eager to reach another Wembley showpiece in a season where reaching the top four remains a priority.
Brighton have endured mixed fortunes in the Championship, making a fantastic start before stuttering to a mid-table place. They remain in the mix for the play-off places.
Having lost 2-1 to the Reds at the Amex Stadium earlier in the season, Gus Poyet will be looking for a reverse in fortunes in the other domestic cup competition, but can expect an even tougher test at Anfield.
The Uruguayan has built a reputation as one of the rising managerial talents in the game after claiming promotion as League One champions last season, and the clash on Merseyside is another chance to enhance his reputation.