The Premier League wraps up the first part of its season this weekend.
Southampton @ Liverpool
Current Records: Southampton 3-8-3; Liverpool 5-4-4
What to Know
Liverpool is 9-1-2 against Southampton since November of 2016, and they’ll have a chance to extend that success on Saturday. They are meeting up for their first leg of the season at 10 a.m. ET at Anfield. Liverpool won both of their matches against Southampton last season (4-0 and 2-1) and is aiming for the same result this time around.
After constant struggles on the road, the Reds have finally found some success away from home. On Sunday, they won by a goal, slipping past Tottenham Hotspur 2-1. The Liverpool offense checked out after the first half but had enough goals banked to take the match anyway.
Meanwhile, Southampton lost to Newcastle United at home by a decisive 4-1 margin.
How To Watch
Who: Liverpool vs. Southampton
When: Saturday at 10 a.m. ET
TV: NBC Universo, USA Network
Liverpool’s victory lifted them to 5-4-4 (eighth place with 19 points) while Southampton’s loss dropped them down to 3-8-3 (18th place with 12 points). We’ll see if Liverpool can repeat their recent success or if Southampton bounces back and reverse their fortune.
Liverpool have won nine out of their last 12 games against Southampton.
May 17, 2022 – Liverpool 2 vs. Southampton 1
Nov 27, 2021 – Liverpool 4 vs. Southampton 0
May 08, 2021 – Liverpool 2 vs. Southampton 0
Jan 04, 2021 – Southampton 1 vs. Liverpool 0
Feb 01, 2020 – Liverpool 4 vs. Southampton 0
Aug 17, 2019 – Liverpool 2 vs. Southampton 1
Apr 05, 2019 – Liverpool 3 vs. Southampton 1
Sep 22, 2018 – Liverpool 3 vs. Southampton 0
Feb 11, 2018 – Liverpool 2 vs. Southampton 0
Nov 18, 2017 – Liverpool 3 vs. Southampton 0
May 07, 2017 – Southampton 0 vs. Liverpool 0
Nov 19, 2016 – Liverpool 0 vs. Southampton 0
Nathan Redmond gave Southampton an early lead after just 13 minutes, before Takumi Minamino equalised on his return to the south coast with a 27th minute strike. Joel Matip then completed the comeback in the 67th minute to hand Liverpool all three points.
What is the early team news?
Klopp will still have several players unavailable for selection for this afternoon’s match. Diogo Jota, Luis Diaz, Naby Keita and Arthur Melo remain long-term absentees.
The German confirmed on Friday that Joel Matip is back in training, though suggested the defender is unlikely to feature against Southampton. Matip hasn’t featured since Liverpool’s defeat to Arsenal at the start of last month.
On a positive note, James Milner is back available after missing the last two matches due to suffering from a concussion.
Southampton are expected to be without Juan Larios (adductor), Kyle Walker-Peters (thigh) and Tino Livramento (knee), but otherwise, Nathan Jones will have a full squad to chose from.