MATCH PREVIEW: Southampton V Liverpool

After knocking Manchester United out of the Europa League and drawing Dortmund just a day later, Liverpool have got some important fixtures coming up as the season begins to draw to a close. The Reds however are still quietly in with a chance of a say on how the top four is laid out and with Southampton above Jurgen Klopp's side in the table, a win here and a bonus of holding two games in hand could be vital.

Injuries

James Milner is suspended for Liverpool while Alberto Moreno is awaiting results from a second scan to test his fitness. The Reds are also without Lucas Leiva. For Southampton, Saido Mane is available after a red card decision being revoked and Fonte is also back in the squad after serving a ban.

Previous Meetings

The last time the two sides met was in December last year in the League Cup, a superb victory for the Reds saw Divock Origi score a hat trick, Daniel Sturridge pick up a brace and Jordon Ibe also found the back of the net. The game ended 6-1.

In their last five trips to St Mary's in the league, Liverpool have won on two occasions. Saido Mane has scored twice in the last two meetings between the two sides.

Form

The Reds have won three out of their last five fixtures in the league while Southampton have won two. The Saints are at the time of writing eighth in the league, Liverpool are in ninth but both teams are on a total of 44 points.

Stat Sandwich


  • Liverpool have not lost in their last eight games in all competitions.
  • Southampton have scored twelve goals via headers so far this season.
  • The Reds have netted 13 goals in their last four away games in the league.

Betting

Southampton first half Liverpool second half is currently down at 30/1 with Paddy Power. To take advantage of that simply click the image below, place a tenner on the bet and get £30 free to play with!

In terms of first goalscorers if you think Saido Mane is going to punish again he is currently priced at 8/1. For Liverpool Daniel Sturridge is at 6/1 for first goalscorer, Firmino is 7/1 and Coutinho is at 9/1.

Enjoy the match folks, wherever you are watching!

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