Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream

PL champions Liverpool are looking to get back to winning ways against Southampton this week, and Alley Sport brings to you Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream. Jurgen Klopp’s Reds stormed to the title in 2019/20 with little to no resistance. However, this season is turning out to be much more difficult for the Merseyside outfit.

Liverpool have dropped points against teams such as Brighton, Fulham, West Brom, Everton and recently Newcastle. These were teams Liverpool dominated last season. Injuries to key players and fatigue due to congested fixtures have left Liverpool crippled. Although they are at the top of the table, arch-rivals Manchester United are just 3 points behind them, with a game in hand. This means, their trip to the south coast will turn out to be crucial to their bid to defend the Premier League title.

Southampton take on champions Liverpool, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton | Source: Getty Images
Southampton take on champions Liverpool, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton | Source: Getty Images

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton: Match Preview

Liverpool come into this match on the back of a disappointing draw to Steve Bruce’s Newcastle side last game-week. The major talking point after that 0-0 draw, was the inefficiency of Liverpool’s famed front 3. Forward Mo Salah, who is sitting at the top of the goal-scoring charts, had an uncharacteristically dry game, as he failed to find the net despite being presented with ample chances. Liverpool would want their star forward as well as in partners in crime Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino, to forget that disappointment and produce the goals against Southampton.

Ralph Hassenhuttl’s Southampton team have made a name for themselves this season, with their characteristic high pressing and positive style of football. At the time of writing, the Saints find themselves in 9th place in the league, level on points with five other teams. They can make a statement of their intent if they are able to get something out of this fixture. The St. Mary’s outfit enter this game in hopes of a turnaround in their fortunes, after failing to win in their last 4 league outings.

Liverpool forward Mo Salah had a quiet outing vs Newcastle | Source: This is Anfield, , Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton
Liverpool forward Mo Salah had a quiet outing vs Newcastle| Source: This is Anfield, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton

Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton: Latest Team News

Liverpool have a long list of injuries to deal with. The recent injury of central defender Joel Matip added to their problems. However, they had some positive news elsewhere, with summer signing Thiago Alcantara making his first appearance for the Reds since the Merseyside derby on October 17 this year.

The hosts would be without towering centre-back Jannik Vestergaard, who is out with a knee injury. Midfielder Nathan Redmond is also an injury doubt.

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Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton

Liverpool have a problem at the heart of their defence. Midfielder Fabinho has been playing there for the interim, following injuries to both Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk. 23-year old Nathaniel Phillips might continue in defence, partnering Fabinho, after the Englishman won a game-high 8 headers against Newcastle. Acadmey player Curtis Jones might retain his place in the starting XI as Klopp wouldn’t want to rush in Thiago’s recovery. James Milner and skipper Jordan Henderson might play alongside Jones. Here is our Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton:

Formation: 4-3-3

GK: Alisson Becker

RB: Alexander-Arnold

CB: Fabinho

CB: Phillips

LB: Robertson

CDM: Henderson(c)

CM: Milner

CM: Jones

RW: Salah

LW: Mane

CF: Firmino

New signing Thiago Alcantara might be involved against the Saints | Source: Eurosport, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton
New signing Thiago Alcantara might be involved against the Saints | Source: Eurosport, Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton

Southampton vs Liverpool, Score prediction

Although Southampton are a much improved side this season, we believe the defending champions will take 3 points from this fixture. Our score prediction for this match is 1-3. Jurgen Klopp’s men could find their rhythm again by beating Southampton.

Southampton vs Liverpool, Live Stream in India/UK

Fans in UK can watch the game in SkySports UK from 2100 BST. Indian fans can catch all the action in StarSports Select HD, or stream it live on Disney+ Hotstar. This was our Liverpool predicted lineup vs Southampton.

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