Ronaldo Keoman’s side have been inconsistent through the season but after winning their last game away at stoke, they are high spirited as they host Liverpool on Sunday at St.Mary’s Stadium.
Liverpool come into this game with high spirit and morale after knocking out their local rivals Manchester united in the Europa League on 3:1 aggregate to go through to the next stage, they now hope to keep their unbeaten form ongoing.
Southampton and Liverpool are on the same points(44) in the Premier League and are seated 7th and 8th position respectively, but Liverpool have played two matches less, which could put them in 5th position if the get all points depending on the opponents results.
Southampton are struggling for consistency while Liverpool are in great deal of form.
Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 4 Premier League games and have won their last 3 Premier League games, also they are unbeaten in last their last 6 games in all competitions.
Southampton are undefeated in 5 of their last 6 home Premier League games, won 4, drew 1 and lost 1.
Liverpool are not bad away from home, having lost only 2 of their last 6 away games winning 4.
Southampton: Team News
Ronald Koeman will be happy as Sadio Mane’s suspension appeal was successful and he will feature in this game, Victor Wanyama and Fonte are also back from suspension giving the team a boost.
Charlie Austin is still injured while Gardos and Rodriguez are still considered unfit and are doubts for the clash.
Southampton: Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1)
Foster – Soares, Dijk, Fonte, Betrand – Romeu, Wanyama – Tadic, Davis, Mane – Pelle.
Liverpool: Team News
Alberto is a doubt for the clash as has a Hamstring issue and James Milner may be used as make shift left-back as a result.
Jordan Henderson is also a doubt due to illness, else he recovers in time for the match.
Roberto Firmino may fill in for Daniel Sturidge who was subbed off during United’s game for tactical reasons could make the start here.
Joseph Gomez, Danny, Jordan Rossiter, Kevin Stewart and Lucas Leiva are still injured.
Liverpool: Predicted line-up (4-2-3-1)
Mignolet – Clyne, Milner, Lovren, Sakho – Can, Henderson – Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino – Sturridge.
Southampton vs Liverpool: Head-To-Head stats
Previous Five Meetings:
Southampton 1-6 Liverpool (02-12-2015)
Liverpool 1-1 Southampton (25-10-2015)
Southampton 0-2 Liverpool (22-02-2015)
Liverpool 2-1 Southampton (17-08-2014)
Southampton 0-3 Liverpool (01-03-2014)
Liverpool are unbeaten against Southampton in their last 5 games, they have won 4 of their last 5 games against Southampton.
Liverpool have also won their last 3 games at St Mary’s Stadium against Southampton, they have also scored at least a goal in their last 5 games against Southampton.
Southampton vs Liverpool: Prediction
Southampton are hard to predict and are highly inconsistent this season and with Liverpool’s turn around of event recently, the visitors has the upper hand in this fixture. Klopp’s men would have a problem of fatigue having played against Manchester united on Thursday.
I Predict a win for the visitors Southampton 1-3 Liverpool.