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Southampton team news & predicted line-up vs Brighton

In this piece, we take a look at the latest Southampton team news ahead of their upcoming Premier League clash with Brighton & Hove Albion

Southampton are set to mark their post-World Cup break return to action in a Premier League showdown with Brighton & Hove Albion on December 26th.

The Saints will head into proceedings eyeing a return to winning ways, in the knowledge that a three-point haul could guide them temporarily out of the bottom three.

Just who, though, will be at the disposal of boss Nathan Jones on Boxing Day?

Below, we take a look at precisely that.

Predicted Southampton line-up vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Southampton team news vs Brighton & Hove Albion

Tino Livramento

Injury/issue: ACL injury

Status for next game: Unknown

Romeo Lavia

Injury/issue: Muscular issue

Status for next game: Unavailable

Manager update: ‘[He’s] not quite ready to start yet’ – December 20th

Juan Larios

Injury/issue: Knee

Status for next game: Unknown

Manager update: ‘It’s just Tino and Juan who haven’t done significant training’ – December 19th

Theo Walcott

Injury/issue: Calf

Status for next game: Unavailable

Manager update: ‘It was a tight calf. He did it in the first minute when he crossed one in, he felt it, so that was unfortunate for him, because he has been excellent in the five or six weeks I have had to work with him.’

Kyle Walker-Peters

Injury/issue: Hamstring

Status for next game: Available

Manager update: ‘We have to build him in. We can’t push them.’

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Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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