Southampton vs Liverpool predictions: Preview & likely line-ups

101 Great Goals predicts: Southampton 0-2 Liverpool

Liverpool to beat Southampton 2-0 is 17/2 with Paddy Power.

Virgil Van Dijk returns to St Mary’s for the first time since his January move to Anfield.

Sadio Mane, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Adam Lallana, Nathaniel Clyne and Dejan Lovren will also be returning to their former club.

Jurgen Klopp’s team are fighting for a place in the top four but were held at home by Tottenham in a controversial 2-2 draw last Sunday.

The Reds have had a strange start to 2018, becoming the first team to beat Man City in the Premier League this season before losing to Swansea and West from in successive matches.

Southampton claimed a vital win away at West Brom last weekend in their quest for Premier League survival .

The Saints are undefeated in their last 6 matches and are capable of pulling off a shock result but, on paper, it looks like Liverpool should win this match comfortably and that is what we have predicted.

Southampton vs Liverpool: Who will win?

Southampton are an attractive price of 7/2 to beat Liverpool.

The Merseyside giants are favourites at 8/11.

Mo Salah is 7/2 to score the first goal.

Guido Carrillo is 23/10 to score anytime.

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Shane Long finally scores

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 02: Shane Long of Southampton celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Premier League match between Southampton and Crystal Palace at St Mary’s Stadium on January 2, 2018 in Southampton, England. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Southampton vs Liverpool Premier League preview

Liverpool wiped the floor with Southampton when the two sides met back in November.

Mo Salah (of course) scored a brace whilst Phillipe Coutinho added a third late on to secure a 3-0 victory for The Reds.

Virgil Van Dijk played the full 90 minutes during that match but couldn’t handle Liverpool’s deadly forward three.

Liverpool fans were left very disappointed last Sunday as Harry Kane scored a controversial late penalty to deny their side three points.

Klopp’s team played very well in spells but failed to beat a Spurs side who received two generous penalty decisions in their favour.

Southampton’s away win at the Hawthorns will have been the perfect morale boost going into the Liverpool match.

Despite Liverpool’s insane attacking presence, their defence lets the team down on a regular basis and opposing teams know that they are a side who are possible to beat.

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Liverpool celebrate vs Man City

The Liverpool players celebrate during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on January 14, 2018 in Liverpool, England.

Southampton team news vs Liverpool

Charlie Austin is still out of the side as he continues to battle his hamstring injury.

Guido Carrillo, a January signing from Monaco, is likely to make his third appearance for the club on Sunday.

Carrillo is a dangerous striker and is still searching for his first goal for the Saints. Sunday would be the perfect match to get it.

Mario Lemina was sensational against West Brom last weekend. The former Juventus midfielder hasn’t always been a favourite with Pellegrino this season but he certainly proved his worth against The Baggies.

Lemina will surely retain his place in midfield alongside either Oriol Romeu or Pierre-Emile Højbjerg.

Liverpool team news vs Southampton

Lorius Karius has become Liverpool’s first choice goalkeeper in recent weeks. The German saved a late penalty from Harry Kane at the weekend before the Englishman scored with his second attempt from the spot just minutes later.

Karius should start in goal with the man in the spotlight, Virgil Van Dijk, starting in front of him at centre back.

The Dutch defender has been heavily criticised since moving to Anfield and is in desperate need of a solid performance.

Liverpool’s front three are all fit and ready to cause some more damage this weekend.

Salah, who scored two goals in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, took his Premier League tally to 21 goals for the season on Sunday. No player has been involved in more goals this term than the Egyptian.

Former Southampton midfielder Adam Lallana could return to the Liverpool side despite his red card for the Under 23s in midweek.

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Southampton predicted line-up vs Liverpool

Liverpool predicted line-up vs Southampton

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