Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream, PL 2020/21

Southampton host Premier League champions Liverpool in what should prove to be an exciting game of football, and Alley Sport is here with Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool, Preview, Latest Team News, Prediction and Live Stream. Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side are on a dry run of late, with one win, one loss and three draws in their last 5 league matches. The Saints face a goliath challenge in the form of Jurgen Klopp’s defending champions.

Southampton forwards Che Adams (left) and Danny Ings (right) | Source: Getty Images, Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool
Southampton forwards Che Adams (left) and Danny Ings (right) | Source: Getty Images, Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool

Southampton vs Liverpool, Match Preview

Liverpool are eyeing to equalize rivals Manchester United’s record 20 English league titles by defending their crown in this new year. The path so far has been rocky for them, as United are breathing down their neck, 3 points and a game behind them. Southampton would have to bring the buses into the stadium to stop Liverpool’s flamboyant attack. However, the Saints would also look to utilize the talents of James Ward Prowse, Danny Ings and co to make the most of Liverpool’s injury-ravaged defence.

Southampton played out a 0-0 draw against West Ham United last week, with boss Ralph Hassenhuttl absent on the touchline due to a Covid case in his household. The Saints would hope to have their gaffer back in attendance for this important fixture. The Saints dominated large parts of the West Ham game, but failed to convert their chances. These missed chances wouldn’t go unpunished against a world-class team like Liverpool. So Hassenhuttl would hope his forwards bring their finishing boots to this game.

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Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool: Latest Team News

Southampton cannot avail the services of towering center back Jannik Vestergaard who is out with a knee injury. Midfielder Nathan Redmond is also an injury doubt.

Their opponents have a big list of injury absentees, with much of their defence as well as new signing Diogo Jota missing this fixture. Jurgen Klopp will have a selection headache going into this match.

Southampton played West Ham in a 0-0 stalemate last week | Source: Getty Images, Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool
Southampton played West Ham in a 0-0 stalemate last week | Source: Getty Images, Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool

Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool

Southampton could go unchanged for this game, with Danny Ings and Che Adams partnering in attack, with two flanks of four, which includes Bednarek and Stephens at the heart of defence, protecting Alex McCarthy in goal. Moussa Djenepo and Theo Walcott are expected to start on either flank next to captain James Ward-Prowse, whose set piece skills the Saints will rely on, and Oriol Romeu in midfield.

Formation: 4-4-2

GK: McCarthy

RB: Walker-Peters

CB: Bednarek

CB: Stephens

LB: Bertrand

RM: Walcott

CM: Ward-Prowse

CM: Romeu

LM: Djenepo

ST: Ings

ST: Adams

Liverpool will miss Virgil van Dijk, who is out injured | Source: Getty Images, Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool
Liverpool will miss Virgil van Dijk, who is out injured | Source: Getty Images, Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool

Southampton vs Liverpool, Score Predictions

Both the teams favour a high-pressing game, although Southampton might go a little defensive given the attacking prowess of their opposition. Ings and Adams will try to make the most of a makeshift defence. But we still expect Liverpool to take all three points from this game in an exciting 1-3 win.

Southampton vs Liverpool, Live Stream in India/UK

Fans in UK can watch the game in Sky Sports UK from 2100 BST. Indian fans can catch all the action in Star Sports Select HD, or stream it live on Disney+ Hotstar. What is your Southampton predicted lineup vs Liverpool?

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