SOU vs LIV: A lot is riding on this match, for both Southampton and Liverpool. Though the former can bear the burden of a negative result here, as their fate will still remain in their own hands no matter what happens at St Mary’s Stadium. While the same can’t be said about the Reds, the visitors.
Liverpool meanwhile can’t afford to lose this game, not even a draw will do them any good here. City are just too good at this moment. Not only they are winning games, but they are blowing teams apart. The prevailing notion is that Pep Guardiola’s men are more than capable of winning their remaining games. That’s why Liverpool can’t afford to drop points in their next six games if they are to win their first ever Premier League trophy.
Southampton vs Liverpool Team News:
Injured – Saints have a couple of long-term injury absentees as both Michael Obafemi and Jannik Vestergaard are recovering from muscular injuries.
Key Players – Nathan Redmond, Charlie Austin
Injured – Alex Oxlade Chamberlain and Rhian Brewster both have returned to the training ground. But due to their long absence from football, the duo is short of match fitness and won’t be playing here.
Key Players – Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane
Southampton vs Liverpool Playing 11
Southampton– Gunn (GK), Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand, Højbjerg, Romeu, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Austin, Redmond
Liverpool– Alisson (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Henderson, Milner, Salah, Firmino, Mane