Jurgen Klopp’s champions-elect continued their procession towards the title with a 2-0 convert West Ham United
in their game in hand on Wednesday night, but face a Southampton side flying up the Premier League table.
The runaway league leaders hit the 70 point mark with victory over West Ham in midweek –
quite Liverpool have accumulated in 17 of the 27 complete Premier League seasons –
and are seeking a 20th consecutive home league win as they draw in on the club’s first title in 30 years.
It is over a year since Jürgen Klopp’s team last did not win at Anfield within the league and over two years since they lost to a team outside of the so-called ‘big six’.
Southampton have won their last four away league matches to propel themselves out of trouble but a fifth would require a monumental feat.
However, Anfield visitors Southampton also are in propriety ,
and have soared to ninth within the Premier League after a poor start to the season which left Ralph Hasenhuttl’s position in jeopardy.
He will now be hoping that his side can put in another superb performance to urge a result at Anfield.
If they get any points at Liverpool’s habitat , they’re going to be the primary side to try to to so this season.
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Liverpool vs Southampton Team News
Sadio Mane will miss the visit of his former club as he continues to get over the hamstring injury
he picked up against Wolverhampton Wanderers, but he should be back after the winter break.
James Milner is on the brink of a return but won’t be back in time for this one,
leaving Nathaniel Clyne because the only long-term absentee for the hosts.
Mohamed Salah are going to be looking to continue his fine record against Southampton,
having scored five goals and created another in his five such Premier League appearances.
That record includes three goals in two games at Anfield,
and no player has scored more Premier League goals on home turf than Salah’s tally of 10 this season.
No Liverpool player can match the goalscoring feats of ex-Red Danny Ings thus far this term, though,
and therefore the 14-goal striker is predicted to steer the road for Southampton against his former club.
Stuart Armstrong has scored in Southampton’s last two away games but will miss this one thanks to a hip injury,
while Cedric Soares left the club for Arsenal on deadline day.
Jannik Vestergaard, Shane Long and Yan Valery are all able to return having omitted at the weekend,
but new loan signing Kyle Walker-Peters isn’t yet ready for his debut.
Liverpool vs Southampton Line Up
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Oxlade-Chamberlain, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Origi
Southampton possible starting lineup:
McCarthy; Valery, Stephens, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Hojbjerg, Djenepo; Long, Ings
Liverpool vs Southampton Head to Head
Liverpool have won each of their last five league meetings with Southampton by an aggregate score of 13-2,
while their last league defeat to the Saints came in November 2016.
The reverse fixture saw Liverpool run out 2-1 winners in August,
although Ings missed a golden late chance to rescue a draw having earlier halved the deficit.
Southampton haven’t won a league game at Anfield since 2013,
while their last 30 top-flight visits to Liverpool have seen them come away with only three victories.
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