With the Premier League title around the corner for Liverpool, they will be looking to extend their lead on the table as they host side Southampton at Anfield. The match is scheduled for 1st February with kickoff at 18:00 GMT.
Liverpool is enjoying their stay at the top of the Premier League with 16 points clear from second-placed Manchester City. The side has also shown some impressive stats while scoring 54 goals while conceding only 15 goals this season.
Jurgen Klopp recently was left unimpressed with the FA Cup scheduling ahead of their plans for the winter break. After a tight schedule of matches, Liverpool remains unbeaten in the Premier League while close to beating the record of the Invisibles held by the Gunners. Liverpool remains unbeaten in the Premier League and at Anfield.
Southampton is currently 9th on the table with 31 points. The side has been rejuvenated while under Ralph Hassenhullt. The side has managed to register only one loss, one draw and three wins in the past five matches.
Will Ralph Hassenhult put an end to the unbeaten winning streak held by Liverpool, or will Klopp continue with his impressive form this season?
Liverpool vs. Southampton Head to Head
Both sides have met 18 times in the league with Liverpool taking home ten wins while Southampton contended with five wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Southampton 1-2 Liverpool
Southampton 1-3 Liverpool
Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
Southampton 0-2 Liverpool
Liverpool 3-0 Southampton
Liverpool 0-0 Southampton
Southampton 0-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 3-2 Southampton
Liverpool Team News
Klopp faced a major injury blow in their last match with the hamstring injury to winger Sadio Mane. With the injury of Mane, it remains a question of whether Klopp will introduce Shaqiri as part of the squad or will continue his belief with new sensation Minamino.
Defensive midfielder Fabinho also made a return from injury but is yet to make the lineup. The same applies to midfielder Nabby Keita who has had several injury woes. Right-back Trent Alexander Arnold, who has bagged ten assists this season, is on the verge of a yellow card suspension.
Southampton Team News
Right-back Yan Valery, who has been out of action since November due to virus infection, will be available for selection by Hassenhult. The future of Cedric Soares still remains unclear with interest from several clubs with only six months till the expiry of his contract.
Prediction and Odds
Liverpool has a long term history of an unbeaten streak at Anfield. The best Hassenhult can do is upset the title contenders with a draw. The injury of Sadio Mane is also another boost for Hassenhult.
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