Premier League 2019-20 – Southampton vs Liverpool Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When does Southampton vs Liverpool kick off? Saturday 17th August, 15:00 (UK)

Where is Southampton vs Liverpool being played? St. Mary's Stadium

What television channel is Southampton vs Liverpool on in the UK? Southampton vs Liverpool will not be televised live in the UK

Where can I stream Southampton vs Liverpool in the UK? N/A

Where can I get tickets for Southampton vs Liverpool?

Southampton - https://southamptonfc.com/tickets/match-tickets

Liverpool - https://www.liverpoolfc.com/tickets/tickets-availability

HEAD-TO-HEAD
Last six meetings: Southampton W1, Liverpool W4, D1
All-time meetings: Southampton W30, Liverpool W55, D25

THE TEAM NEWS

SOUTHAMPTON

Predicted line-up (3-4-2-1): Gunn; Bednarek, Stephens, Vestergaard; Valery, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Bertrand; Ward-Prowse, Redmond; Ings

Unavailable:

Doubtful:

  • Southampton's Premier League season started in woeful fashion as they were comprehensively beaten 3-0 at Burnley last week.
  • They fielded a rather attacking 3-4-2-1 formation with Ward-Prowse in central midfield but they were ultimately exposed defensively.
  • Ralph Hasenhuttl will surely contemplate bringing an extra midfielder in so Hojbjerg could start at the expense of either Adams or Ings.

LIVERPOOL

Predicted line-up (4-3-3): Adrian; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Unavailable: Clyne (Injured), Alisson (Injured)

Doubtful: Keita (Injured), Adrian (Injured)

  • Liverpool picked up another trophy in midweek as they won the UEFA Super Cup edging past rivals Chelsea on penalties in Istanbul.
  • Adrian was the hero in the shootout but Jurgen's Klopp men will have to overcome any potential fatigue here after playing 120 minutes.
  • Alexander-Arnold was rested in that game but he could come back in for Gomez while Wijnaldum and Firmino should both return to the team.

THE PREDICTION

This will not be an easy task for Liverpool after the long trip to Istanbul in midweek and the fact they played 120 minutes. Klopp will rotate and while there may be tired legs, they will aim to kill this game off early against a Southampton team that already look set for another relegation scrap.

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