Liverpool vs Southampton is an intriguing Premier League battle on Saturday (start time 10am ET on USA Network and as Jurgen Klopp and Ralph Hasenhuttl lock horns at Anfield.
Klopp has his boys firing on all cylinders no matter only a few hurt points, as Liverpool sit 4 components off the very best of the Premier League desk and the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota, Kostas Tsimikas and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain have all stepped up as accidents piled up. Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane lead their price in assault, with Virgil van Dijk just about once more to his most interesting in safety. Aside from the sloppy defeat at West Ham United sooner than the ultimate worldwide break, Liverpool look set for a protracted title battle. They have moreover obtained 5 out of 5 throughout the UEFA Champions League and are establishing an aura of invincibility at home. Heading into the busy festive interval, all individuals expects Liverpool to kick on.
ultimate day journey nevertheless sooner than that that that they had obtained three out of 4 video video games and have been establishing some momentum. Ralph Hasenhuttl’s facet carried out very properly throughout the first half at Norwich nevertheless it certainly was the similar outdated story as they couldn’t finish off chances and have been punished after conceding two sloppy targets. Southampton have been considerably higher defensively this season and so they’re going to truly go to Anfield and have an precise go. After their draw at Manchester City earlier this season, plus some huge wins in opposition to Man City, Chelsea and Liverpool in newest seasons, they’ve confirmed they’re in a position to inflicting an upset. That talked about, they need forwards Che Adams, Adam Armstrong and Armando Broja to be on prime variety to finish off any chances they get. Saints sit in thirteenth place on 14 components, 5 components above the underside three and three components off eighth place. It seems like their season can go each method based on their leads to the following couple of weeks.
Here’s the whole thing you need to know ahead of Liverpool vs Southampton at Anfield.
Premier League data
Liverpool team data, accidents, lineup selections
Jurgen Klopp has various accidents to deal with as Harvey Elliott (ankle), Curtis Jones (face), Roberto Firmino (hamstring) and Joe Gomez (groin) all keep out. Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Diogo Jota have been all on the bench for the win in opposition to Porto in midweek. All 5 ought to start in opposition to Southampton, whereas Naby Keita is working his method once more to full well being.
Southampton team data, accidents, lineup selections
Jack Stephens has returned to full teaching after a knee hurt nevertheless may not be obtainable this weekend. Moussa Djenepo and Nathan Redmond shall be obtainable, whereas Stuart Armstrong is out as he continues to battle with a calf hurt.
Liverpool are heavy favorites to win -400, with Southampton priced at +900 to seize all three components. The draw is +475.
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Saints have precipitated Liverpool only a few points via the years and so they’re going to press extreme like West Ham and Brighton did they normally had success in opposition to Klopp. But Liverpool have an extreme quantity of in assault for Southampton and may look after enterprise. Liverpool 2-0 Southampton.