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Liverpool vs Southampton: Match preview, team news and prediction

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Liverpool rides high after their spectacular victory over Chelsea in the FA cup final.

Moreover, they kept alive their hopes of completing their quadruple this season. Liverpool, have to win this match to take the title race to the final game, next weekend.

On the other hand, Southampton hosts Liverpool on the back of a disappointing 3-0 loss to Brighton the previous weekend.

Though, the Saints started off their campaign on a positive note showing some promise. However, those flickers evaporated as the season went on.

However, the only fact that would keep the Southampton fans cheering on is the fact they are well placed to play the Premier League next season.

It would not be easy though for the home side as they have been able to register only one win in their last eleven games.

However, Liverpool look buoyant as they come back after winning the FA cup after sixteen years.

The FA cup final was decided in the penalties as both the sides failed to convert their chances in the 120 minutes.

It was youngster Kostas Tsimikas who sealed the deal for the Reds against Chelsea. Alisson produced a wonderful save to deny Mason Mount and the ‘golden goal’ was scored by Tsimikas.

Moreover, Liverpool are enjoying a wonderful time in the Premier League as they look for their seventh win from their eighth away matchup.

Southampton Premier League form: W L D L L

Liverpool Premier League form: W W W D W

Southampton vs Liverpool: Team News

Southampton team news:

There are no major injury concerns for Southampton.

Though, a long-term absentee, Valentino Livramento is still unavailable.

However, Stuart Armstrong and Fraser Forster are expected to be fit for the match.

Southampton’s possible starting lineup:

Forster; Walker-Peters; Bednarek; Salisu; Perraud; Redmond; Ward-Prowse; Romeu; S.Armstrong; Adams; Broja

Liverpool team news

Klopp would have to deal with significant absentees for the match.

Fabinho is out until the Champions League final.

Moreover, Salah and Van Dijk were seen coming off with injuries in the Cup. Therefore, they would not be playing this game.

Andy Robertson might be rested after he suffered from cramps in the FA cup.

Liverpool’s possible starting lineup:

Alisson; Gomez; Matip; Konate; Tsimikas; Jones; Henderson; Keita; Jota; Firmino; Diaz

OUR PREDICTION

Southampton 0-3 Liverpool

Liverpool are in a wonderful form and they desperately have to win this match to stay in the title race. Therefore, it would be a hard time for the Saints to contain Liverpool in the match.

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