Brighton and Hove Albion have signed Netherlands international Joel Veltman from Ajax on a three-year contract.

The defender, who can play at right-back or centre-back, becomes Brighton's latest signing following the arrival of Adam Lallana from Liverpool.

Veltman came through the Ajax academy and played a part in three Eredivisie title triumphs.

The 28-year-old also featured in their run to the 2018-19 Champions League semi-finals, although he has been hampered by injuries over the past two seasons.

Brighton head coach Graham Potter said: "We're delighted to welcome Joel to the club.

"He has terrific experience from his time with Ajax - including the Champions League - and, of course, with the Dutch national team.

"He's an excellent defender who can play at right-back and at centre-half, but he's also comfortable in possession. 

"He is really looking forward to the challenge of playing in the Premier League. We're delighted he is now a Brighton player and we're looking forward to working with him."

Adam Lallana has joined Brighton and Hove Albion on a three-year contract after leaving Premier League champions Liverpool.

Former England international Lallana has been a fringe man in recent seasons at Anfield and his Reds deal expired as the season ended on Sunday.

The 32-year-old was widely reported to have agreed a switch to Brighton, and the Seagulls confirmed the signing on Monday.

Brighton head coach Graham Potter said: "There is no doubting Adam's quality, and if you look at his footballing CV, his ability is clear for everyone to see.

"He has played at the very highest level, for both club and country, and achieved great things. He has a wealth of experience alongside his technical quality.

"The honours he won during his time at Liverpool and the high regard in which he is held at Anfield only further underline his ability and character.

"Adam is a really exciting signing for us, someone I am sure the supporters will be really looking forward to seeing play as and when things are able to begin to return to normal."

Lallana, who has earned 34 England caps, joined Liverpool from Southampton in 2014 and was a key figure through the early stages of Jurgen Klopp's tenure.

However, the midfielder suffered a thigh injury ahead of the 2017-18 season and continued to be dogged by fitness issues throughout the remainder of his time on Merseyside.

Liverpool have won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup and Premier League in the past 14 months, but Lallana has struggled to enjoy a run in the team.

He started just nine league matches across the past three seasons, although a crucial late goal at Old Trafford earned Klopp's side a point against rivals Manchester United last October.

Lallana now joins a Brighton side who finished the season - their third since promotion - in 15th, seven points clear of the bottom three.

Brighton and Hove Albion boss Graham Potter has wished Arsenal goalkeeper Bernd Leno a speedy recovery after he suffered a horror injury at the Amex Stadium.

Potter's side stunned the Gunners as they came from behind to record a last-gasp 2-1 Premier League victory on Saturday.

Neal Maupay won it in the fifth minute of stoppage time, having previously fouled Leno in the first half, an incident that left the keeper screaming in pain following a bad landing.

Leno remonstrated with Maupay as he was taken off on a stretcher five minute before half-time with what looked to be a serious knee injury.

But Potter believes the two players were battling honestly for the ball.

"Obviously I was quite some way away for it," Potter said to BT Sport when he was asked about the incident.

"It looked like two players going for the ball. We wish him a speedy recovery. It is not something we want to see."

He continued in an interview with BBC Sport: "It looked like it was just momentum going towards him. Neal is a determined character and his work for the team is incredible.

"It is unfortunate and you don't want to see anyone get injured and our thoughts go to [Leno] but it doesn't look too malicious."

Brighton were trailing to Nicolas Pepe's sublime strike before Lewis Dunk equalised with 15 minutes remaining.

With the game seemingly poised to end level, Maupay raced on to a clever flicked pass from substitute Aaron Connolly to produce a classy finish.

It was a win that moved Albion five points clear of the bottom three, with the Gunners' Champions League hopes in tatters after two straight defeats since the restart.

"It is a massive goal for Neal and reward for his working tirelessly for the team," added Potter. "It was a nice goal in the end and worthy to win a game of football.

"He sacrifices himself a lot and this is still his first season in the Premier League. He works hard every day and we are very proud of him.

"I am really pleased for [Dunk]. He has led us really well over a tricky period. He is an important player for us and I'm delighted that he could contribute with a goal.

"You could see the fight we had. You have to work hard to turn the small margins in your favour. Regardless of the table, we have to keep fighting.

"Every three points in the Premier League is massive. It is nice to get off to a good start. It gives us a little bit of a foundation to build on."

Freddie Ljungberg acknowledged Arsenal's players are going through a crisis in confidence after they slipped to a 2-1 Premier League defeat at home to Brighton and Hove Albion.

Neal Maupay's late header earned the Seagulls a deserved three points against Arsenal on Thursday, as Ljungberg's first wait for a win since taking over from Unai Emery on a temporary basis rolls on.

Arsenal are now winless in nine matches in all competitions – their worst run since March 1977 – and sit in 10th position, 10 points adrift of the top four.

Ljungberg conceded his side are suffering a severe lack of confidence, claiming "this is not Arsenal" was the message he issued to the players after a dismal first-half showing.

"It was tough. We didn't show up in the first half, didn't work hard and want to play. You can't start like that," Ljungberg told reporters.

"Second half we had a word and were better but we are suspect on the counter and we have no confidence. We gave them 45 minutes at home. I need to work on that and get confidence back into the boys.

"It's a concern for any coach, a lack of confidence. At half time we said 'This is not Arsenal, we have to give it a crack.' That's what I want to see from them.

"Of course it's disappointing but we've got to keep on going. The players are low on confidence, I think you can see that. There was a little bit of a reaction in the second half, but you've got to start games like that.

"We're in a difficult situation, we've lost a lot of games and the confidence has gone down. We started the game flat with no energy. It's my job to get them to be aggressive and play with energy."

Graham Potter, meanwhile, has now won both of his matches at the Emirates Stadium, having previously guided Swedish club Ostersunds to a 2-1 victory away to Arsenal in February 2018.

It is Brighton's first away win against Arsenal and ends a run of three successive defeats.

"It's a nice moment, a nice three points, gives us a bit of belief," Potter told Prime-Video. "I think we've played five of the big six away from home, we've got better.

"Played well against Liverpool, got nothing, but today I thought it was a good game from us. Not perfect, you can't be perfect, but we showed enough character, courage, bravery and quality as well.

"Hopefully it gives confidence and belief in the work we've been doing. We haven't been a million miles away. Sometimes you need to zoom out and see the bigger picture. Our performances mean that if we carry on improving we can pick up points in this league."

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has told his players to forget about their 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League and focus on the visit of Everton.

The Reds capitalised on Manchester City's 2-2 draw at Newcastle with a 2-1 win over Brighton and Hove Albion at Anfield on Saturday.

It was Liverpool's 13th win from 14 league games this season and gives them an even bigger cushion over defending champions City, although Leicester can cut the gap to eight points on Sunday.

With just over a third of the season gone, Liverpool fans are already dreaming of ending their 30-year wait for the league title.

However, Klopp only has eyes for Wednesday's Merseyside derby with Everton.

"We don't think about the points gap or whatever," Klopp said in his post-match press conference.

"People told me tonight already that we are 11 points ahead but Leicester play on Sunday, so it still could be eight. That's how I see it.

"None of these 13 games we won were easy, we didn't feel that for a second. We only have to make sure we are ready always – and always for the next game.

"Result-wise, it is an incredible period for sure, but we don't want to think about the last 14 games – we actually are concerned about the next one, which is on Wednesday against Everton and is a big one."

Liverpool secured victory thanks to a brace of first-half headers from defender Virgil van Dijk. 

However, a red card for goalkeeper Alisson – who will miss the clash with Everton – and a goal from Lewis Dunk set up a tense finale.

Klopp hailed the contribution of second-choice keeper Adrian after he came off the bench at a chilly Anfield and made an important late save from Aaron Mooy.

"We had to bring on a frozen goalkeeper pretty much!" added the German.

"Everybody sitting here is probably not really warm yet, but imagine you go there in shorts, a really thin shirt and some gloves which are not made for keeping you warm.

"We kept on fighting and Adrian especially helped us a lot.

"With his cold feet, he couldn't shoot the ball as far as he wanted. In the end, it kept it a bit interesting but it's only important that we won the game and that's what we did."

Brighton head coach Graham Potter praised the positive endeavour shown by his side, who made life difficult for Liverpool in the closing stages.

"I thought it was a performance of great heart, courage and quality against a fantastic team, and at times the Anfield crowd had to get behind their side because we were really in the game, especially after the sending-off," Potter said.

"It's never easy when you are playing against the European champions and the top team in the Premier League but, at the end, we were pushing strong."

Brighton and Hove Albion head coach Graham Potter has signed a new contract running to 2025.

The club have confirmed the 44-year-old has extended his deal by two years along with assistant Billy Reid, first-team coach Bjorn Hamberg and assistant head of recruitment Kyle Macaulay.

Speaking to Brighton's website, Potter said: "I've had a tremendous welcome from everyone connected to the club — staff, players and fans — and have found it very easy to settle.

"The infrastructure, support and everything associated with the club is first class, and I'm pleased with what we have been able to do already, but there is still a way for us to go.

"I'm thrilled that the club have liked what they've seen so far, in a relatively short period of time, and have already shown an added confidence in what we are trying to do.

"I hope that this is just the start of what will be another successful period in our history, and I'm extremely grateful that the club have made this long-term commitment."

Brighton chairman Tony Bloom said: "We've been really pleased with the start Graham has made as head coach since joining us in the summer, and I'm delighted he and his staff have committed to these new long-term contracts.

"Together with his backroom team, he has continued the club's progress of recent years and brought a different approach with a new style of play, which has been embraced by players and supporters alike.

"In the summer we unveiled a new long-term vision for us to become an established top-ten Premier League club, and we feel even more strongly that Graham as a bright, energetic and innovative head coach, is the right man to lead us there."

Potter was appointed as successor to Chris Hughton on a four-year deal in May, having impressed in charge of Swansea City.

Brighton have taken 15 points from 13 Premier League games in 2019-20, including wins over Watford, Tottenham, Everton and Norwich City.

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