Liverpool will aim to continue their winning run in the premier league when they host Southampton at Anfield on Saturday afternoon.
LIVERPOOL RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Liverpool sits third on the premier league table after a 4-0 thrashing over Arsenal at Anfield in their last premier league outing. Despite an Aaron Ramsdale-inspired Arsenal defense, Sadio Mane headed home the opener in the 39th minute before a second-half flurry of strikes from Diogo Jota, Mohamed Salah, and Takumi Minamino rounded the scoring for a ruthless Liverpool side. Liverpool has now lost just one of their last ten premier league fixtures. Liverpool kept up their remarkable rate of scoring at least twice with a 2-0 win over Porto in the champions league, with Thiago Alcantara scoring a volley before Salah doubled his side’s tally. Roberto Firmino, Curtis Jones, Harvey Elliott, and Joe Gomez are all out injured and unavailable for selection. Midfielder Naby Keita is a major doubt but could start from the bench here.
SOUTHAMPTON RESULTS, STATS, SQUAD
Southampton saw their unbeaten run of three wins and a draw in the premier league end against Norwich. Che Adams’s fourth-minute effort was quickly canceled out by a Teemu Pukki header before Grant Hanley won it for the Canaries in the 79th minute. They now sit 13th in the premier league standings with 14 points – five clear of the relegation zone. The Saints have the Premier League’s worst away record in 2021 with just two wins on the road. Stuart Armstrong, Jack Stephens, and Moussa Djenepo are sidelined with injuries. Nathan Redmond is set to return to the starting XI after missing the last game due to personal reasons.
LIVERPOOL VS SOUTHAMPTON STATS, ODDS, PREDICTIONS
Liverpool has won seven of their last eight premier league meetings with Southampton. The Reds have won to nil in their last four home meetings with the Saints, scoring 12 goals in that run. Liverpool has now scored at least two goals in each of their last 16 games across all competitions and are yet to suffer defeat on home ground this season. Southampton has lost 13 of their 17 away league games in 2021, conceding 43 goals at an average of 2.5 per game.
PREDICTION: LIVERPOOL WIN 2-0/2-1/3-0/3-1
ACCUMULATOR TIP: LIVERPOOL OVER 1.5 TEAM GOALS
ANYTIME GOALSCORER: MOHAMED SALAH