Liverpool are flying high with five successive wins in Premier League and also kept their all-win status in tact clinching a dramatic 3-2 victory over heavyweights Paris St-Germain on Tuesday night at Anfield in the opening group stage encounter of the new Champions League season. The upbeat Reds will now host Southampton this weekend and are thriving to stretch the streak in order to regain the top of the table spot being behind of Chelsea on goal difference.
Liverpool have strengthened themselves significantly this summer and Jurgen Klopp, the Anfield chief, is tipped to rotate his options prior to two back to back encounters versus the Blues over the course of the upcoming week.
The Saints, on the other hand, made a slow start this term but have players capable of salvaging something from the trip on Saturday afternoon. Mark Hughes led his men to script a late escape from relegation scare towards the end of the previous term but must secure a series of results now to avoid a catastrophe in later months.
Liverpool vs Southampton Team News:
Liverpool will miss a few names through injuries. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is ruled out for the season following a severe knee injury suffered towards the end of the previous term. Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren are still recovering from their respective calf and abdominal strains whereas Divock Origi and Dominic Solanke, the fringe options, are doubtful with knocks.
In-form Danny Ings, on loan from Liverpool, will not be featuring against his parent club whereas Manolo Gabbiadini, the other centre-forward, will go through a late fitness test due to doubts over a thigh strain.
Liverpool vs Southampton Probable Lineups:
Subs: Simon Mignolet, Joel Matip, Alberto Moreno, Daniel Sturridge, Mohamed Salah, Fabinho, James Milner.
Subs: Angus Gunn, Maya Yoshida, Matt Targett, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Steven Davis, Stuart Armstrong.
Liverpool vs Southampton Last Meeting:
Liverpool vs Southampton Head-to-head Stats:
Liverpool Win: 53
Southampton Win: 30
Liverpool vs Southampton Key Players:
Mohamed Salah is not having his best run but is looking to be back to the scoresheet this weekend. Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are in blistering form and the attacking trio might trouble the Saints at Anfield even if they prefer to defend deep to grab a result from this outing.
Southampton, on the other hand, will rely on Charlie Austin and Shane Long in front of goal. Austin is known for his goal-poaching instinct whereas Long will offer high work ethics to keep the Reds’ backline busy.
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