Read a preview and watch a live stream of Southampton vs Liverpool in the Barclays Premier League. Reds boss Brendan Rodgers will hope his team can defeat Mauricio Pochettino’s Saints at St Mary’s Stadium.
Where: St Mary’s Stadium, Southampton
When: 17:30 GMT
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Southampton host a rampant Liverpool side at St. Mary’s Stadium in a game that could very well reflect the irresistible force paradox.
The Saints have one of the very best defensive records in the Premier League, with comfortably the least shots on goal conceded in the entire top flight at just 9.8 per game.
The visiting Reds have the best attack in the division though, having scored 70 goals in 27 matches, and Brendan Rodgers is fortunate to have the Premier League’s two top scorers Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge amongst his ranks.
The strike pair are ably supported by the pace and creativity of Raheem Sterling and Philippe Coutinho, with Jordan Henderson and Steven Gerrard providing driving runs and incisive passing from deep midfield.
Southampton will aim to cut off midfield runners, likely through Morgan Schneiderlin and the returning Vincent Wanyama, while full backs Nathaniel Clyne and Luke Shaw – celebrating his first England call-up – will aim to halt attackers drifting into channels.
Mauricio Pochettino will aim to frustrate Liverpool before breaking through Adam Lallana, Jay Rodriguez and Rickie Lambert, and could give the Reds a tough battle.