Liverpool will take on Southampton at Anfield on Saturday afternoon as they continue their quest Premier League. Thiago Alcantara and Mohamed Salah scored in the Champions League match against Porto on Wednesday night, ensuring the Reds made it five wins in a row. Jurgen Klopp's side beat Arsenal 4-0 at Anfield in their last Premier League match.
Indeed, Jurgen Klopp's side have recovered from losing to West Ham United just before the international break in resounding fashion with their convincing wins in their last two outings a testament to this. With the two other title rivals Manchester City and Chelsea facing difficult games against West Ham and Manchester United respectively, Jurgen Klopp can set an early weekend statement in what looks like a fairly favourable fixture against a Southampton side who lost to Norwich City last time out.
The pressure is on the Saints now to get a better response quickly with their status in the league currently under threat. The inconsistent form of the St Mary's outfit has resulted in them sitting in 13th position on the league log. So far, they have managed just 14 points from 12 outings and are only five points away from the relegation zone.
While the shock loss to Norwich was a blip in their four games without defeat in five outings, Southampton will be eyeing an upset although it will not come easily. Having beaten the Reds in their backyard last season, they should be motivated to have another go.
All-time head to head
Liverpool wins: 58
Southampton wins: 31
With the exception of a 1-0 away loss in January last season, Liverpool has won seven of their last eight Premier League games against Southampton.
Southampton have gone winless in their previous seven away league games against Liverpool (W5 D2), losing their last four at Anfield by an aggregate score of 12-0 since a 1-0 win in September 2013.
Since a 2-0 setback against Hull in February 2017, Liverpool has gone undefeated in their past 25 Premier League games which begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday (W22 D3).
Liverpool is the only side in the Premier League this season to score in each of their 12 games. The Reds have scored in each of their previous 22 league games, scoring at least twice in 18 of them, including each of their last three.
Predicted starting XI
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Thiago; Salah, Jota, Mane
Southampton: McCarthy; Livramento, Salisu, Bednarek, Walker-Peters; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Elyounoussi; Adams, Armstrong.
Liverpool vs Southampton Broadcast Information
Stadium: Anfield (Liverpool)
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