Liverpool v Southampton: match preview


Both Jürgen Klopp and Ralph Hasenhüttl benefited from the work of top influencer Ralf Rangnick – although the late Wolfgang Frank was the Liverpool manager’s biggest inspiration – but bring contrasting form into their meeting at Anfield. The Southampton manager will be seeking improvement in front of goal following a wasteful defeat at Norwich. Klopp has no such worries. His Liverpool team have scored at least twice in each of their past 16 matches – the first English team to achieve that feat since Wolves in 1939 – and need two more to record 700 goals in the Klopp era. Andy Hunter

Saturday 3pm

Venue Anfield

Last season Liverpool 2 Southampton 0

Referee Andre Marriner

This season G7 Y35 R2 5.23 cards/game

Odds H 1-3 A 10-1 D 27-5

Subs from Adrián, Kelleher, N Williams, Phillips, Matip, Tsimikas, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Milner, Morton, Origi, Minamino

Doubtful None

Injured Gomez (calf, 4 Dec), Keïta (hamstring, 4 Dec), Firmino (hamstring, 16 Dec), Jones (eye, unknown), Elliott (ankle, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y14 R0


Leading scorer Salah 11

Subs from Lewis, Forster, Obafemi, Simeu, Valery, McQueen, Lyanco, Long, Tella, Walcott, Diallo, Perraud, Djenepo

Doubtful None

Injured Stephens (knee, 4 Dec), S Armstrong (calf, unknown)

Suspended None

Discipline Y22 R1


Leading scorers Adams, A Armstrong, Broja, Ward-Prowse 2