Can Liverpool Take Three Points From The Saints?
|I'm sure Lambert would love a goal at Anfield...|
It's good news on the injury front for Liverpool as Lucas Leiva is back and available for manager Brendan Rodgers, it will be interesting to see if he plays what with Joe Allen in the mix at the moment and if he does start what sort of role/place will he take up? Joe Cole is also available again after recovering from a knock earlier in the week.
Southampton are also lucky enough not to have many complaints team wise, only Danny Fox is a doubt after suffering a knee problem.
Southampton are currently in 18th place but their league position doesn't reflect their recent run of form. The Saint's haven't lost in their last four league games and also picked up a win away from home at QPR during that time.
The last time these two sides met was way back in 2005. Liverpool were away from home and lost 2-0 with ex Red Peter Crouch on the score sheet for Southampton. We don't have to travel back much further either to find a win for Southampton at Anfield, they won 2-1 in December 2003.
- Liverpool have collected 3 own goals so far this season.
- Southampton have conceded 31 goals in the league so far this season.
- The Reds have only won 1 of their last 6 Premier League games.
As mentioned in the intro this game really should be a win for Liverpool but with such a struggle finding the back of the net it could turn out to be very problematic for this possession crazed Reds side. Sometimes I feel it's worth going against your beliefs to benefit yourself and I'm afraid sooner or later Brendan is going to need to revert to a plan B instead of his constant total football, of course we like this style of football, but not when there's no end product!
If I was Southampton I'd be fancying my chances at a draw here which speaks leaps and bounds about the confidence I have in our side for Saturday, nevertheless all we need is a Suarez goal and some of the other lads to improve their finishing and it could end up being a rout.
Enjoy the match folks!