Liverpool vs Southampton: Jurgen Klopp set to unleash attacking trio



Liverpool vs Southampton

English Premier League 2015/16

Date: 25th October, 2015

Kick off: 16:15 pm BST

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool

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Liverpool take on Southampton at Anfield this Sunday. Jurgen Klopp will be hoping to secure his first win as the manager of Liverpool football club.

After two consecutive draws against Tottenham and Rubin Kazan, the former Borussia Dortmund manager will be looking to repay the tremendous show of faith from the fans with a much needed win at Anfield.

Liverpool’s poor start to the season cost Brendan Rodgers his job. After a massive outlay in the summer, the former Swansea manager struggled to turn it around this season.

Although Liverpool have lost just two games this season (In all competitions), the Reds have drawn an astonishing seven games already.

Liverpool are yet to win a game in October after having played four and Klopp will be looking to end the month on a high.

Meanwhile, Southampton have had a similar start and are level on points with Liverpool. Koeman’s side have also won 3, drawn 4 and lost 2 of their opening 9 Premier League games.

Southampton will be hoping to replicate their last away performance before the international break. The Saints dismantled Chelsea in a 3-1 win at Stamford Bridge.

Furthermore, Southampton have beaten Liverpool at Anfield before and will be hoping to exploit their defensive failings.

Liverpool vs Southampton has been an even contest off late but Klopp will be hoping for a big win with Daniel Sturridge, Christian Benteke and Roberto Firmino back in the squad for Sunday.

Firmino and Benteke came on as late substitutes against Rubin Kazan and could start against Koeman’s side.

As for Southampton, Sadio Mane has been extremely impressive this season and the wide forward will be looking to influence what could be a very tight game.


Liverpool vs Southampton Team News

Liverpool will be without the services of Danny Ings, Joe Gomez, Jordan Henderson and Jon Flanagan. All four players are set to sidelined for a while and Klopp will have to do with the players at his disposal.

Meanwhile for Southampton, Koeman is without his two preferred keepers in Stekelenburg and Forster. Striker Shane Long is set to miss out with an ankle injury as well.

Liverpool vs Southampton Starting Lineups

Liverpool starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Mignolet; Clyne, Moreno, Skrtel, Sakho; Coutinho, Can; Milner, Lallana, Leiva; Origi

Southampton starting lineup (4-2-3-1): K. Davis; van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand, Soares; Tadic, Ward-Prowse; S. Davis, Mané, Wanyama; Pellè


Key Stats

Liverpool have enjoyed three PL wins in a row over Southampton, conceding just one goal in the process; that being scored by Nathaniel Clyne (who now plays for Liverpool).

Southampton’s 3-1 win at Chelsea was their first PL away win since February 7th, ending a 10-game away winless streak (L6 D4).

The Reds ran 116km in their first game under Jurgen Klopp last weekend; further than they had run in any single Premier League game since the start of 2013-14.

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