Saturday – 9:15pm GMT – Anfield.
Saturday at Anfield, as Liverpool host Soton in the Premier League.
Soton will travel to Liverpool, as fifteenth plays seventh in the table.
Liverpool go into this match with 54 points secured
Liverpool dropped points against Newcastle United, only managing a 1-1 draw, having previously drawn 1-1 to Leeds United, so the team will want to win this game to move their season forward.
With seventh, they currently sit 54 points in the League having won 15 games, drawn nine meetings, and lost nine fixtures.
Playing at home, Liverpool have won eight matches, drawn three fixtures, and lost six meetings.
A victory for Liverpool would put them on 57 points.
Good Attacking Performance
Liverpool will be pleased to have a good goal scoring record so far this season (55). This is largely down to the efforts of their stand-out attackers – Mohamed Salah (18), Sadio Mane (8), and Diogo Jota (8). Liverpool have conceded 39 goals.
It is likely that six key players will miss Saturday’s fixture, which is something of a concern for Jurgen Klopp and his Liverpool team.
Southampton arrive at this meeting, having secured 37 points so far this season
With one draw, which followed a defeat, Soton’s recent form has not been great. They will be looking to return to winning ways in this next match.
League success is all about winning football matches, any way you can, so 12 losses in 16 games would not make this a successful season for Soton. They currently stand fifteenth in the League, with 37 points having won 10 games, drawn seven meetings, and lost 16 matches.
With a poor record on the road, which amounts to four victories and four darts, it is hard to predict a positive outcome for Soton as they travel once more.
A win in this fixture would take Southampton’s points to 40 in the League.
Ralph Hasenhuttl will be forced to make changes to the plans for his squad, as injury or illness has depleted him of six of his Soton players.
Liverpool v Southampton Head-to-Head.
Liverpool and Soton have faced each other 44 times in the past, with the balance of wins sitting in Liverpool’s favour (23 – 12). In addition, Liverpool recent form against Soton has been outstanding, winning on eight out of the last 12 meetings. January 2021 was the most recent time these two clashed in this competition and The Reds took all three points winning 1-0.
For Liverpool, Mohamed Salah scored
18 goals in 33 League fixtures this campaign, while Danny Ings contributed with
10 goals in 33 League matches this Premier League Season for Soton.
Other standout players for Liverpool are Sadio Mane and Diogo Jota with eight goals and eight goals respectively and for Soton are James Ward-Prowse and Che Adams with eight goals and seven goals respectively.