Liverpool travels to South coast level on points with arch-rivals and are looking for morale-boosting win amidst the slump.
Liverpool starts the new year level on points with Manchester United and heads off to St Mary’sStadium to face Southampton to go three points clear of Manchester United. Southampton will have their manager back in the dugout after he missed the last match due to COVID self-isolation. The Reds will look to start the year strongly with an impressive performance against the Saints.
Alisson Becker will feature in between the sticks for the Merseyside outfit after he kept a well-deserved clean sheet in his last league outing. Nathaniel Phillips should continue to operate alongside Fabinho at the center of the Liverpool backline as they try to keep things solid in defense throughout the 90 minutes.
Trent Alexander-Arnold will fill in at right-back while Andrew Robertson looks to produce another hard-working performance as the left-back. Both of them will be given the freedom to venture forward and create some decent goal-scoring chances for their teammates inside the Southampton penalty box.
Georginio Wijnaldum got a rest against the Magpies, so he should be fresh for a start. Thiago Alcantara who was impressive in the last outing may get his second start of the season in the center of the park alongside Jordan Henderson. The hard-working trio will focus on retaining possession well in midfield so that they can engineer some quality chances for the front players.
Sadio Mane will look to haunt his old side on his return to St Mary’s Stadium. Mohamed Salah who has seven goals in six appearances will look to put behind his poor performance against Newcastle. The Egyptian seems to be distracted as of now after the rumours linking him to Real Madrid. Nonetheless, Salah will look to turn his fortunes around alongside Roberto Firmino as the striker.