Liverpool has a golden chance to move to the Premier League this week Premier League. The side travels to the St. Mary’s Stadium to take on Southampton on Monday with kickoff at 11 pm.
Both sides ended 2020 with disappointing goalless draws as the Saints were held at home by West Ham while Liverpool was left frustrated by Newcastle United. The Reds away form has been less impressive.
Liverpool welcomed Manchester United as joint league leaders following their victory over Aston Villa on New Year’s Day. It would come as a motivation to return to winning ways this Monday night.
Klopp cannot bear the chances of writing off the Southampton side, especially with their current away form. Their anti-climatic end to 2020 was a major sign of the injury galore at the camp. Back to back draws against West Brom and Newcastle, with the latter since the side fails to score for the first time this season.
Any more points dropped could see that blip become a real concern with the Reds only winning their opening game of the year once in their last eight attempts when the match comes away from home.
The Saints head into the match after coming back from 0-0 draws for the first time since October 18. A draw this Monday could make it three in a row for their first time in history.
Southampton vs. Liverpool Head to Head
Both sides have 19 games against each other, with Southampton taking home five wins while Liverpool with 11 wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Southampton 0-0 West Ham
Fulham 0-0 Southampton
Southampton 0-1 Manchester City
Arsenal 1-1 Southampton
Southampton 3-0 Sheffield United
Newcastle 0-0 Liverpool
Liverpool 1-1 West Brom
Crystal Palace 0-7 Liverpool
Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham
Fulham 1-1 Liverpool
Southampton Team News
Thiago Alcantara could be in line to make his second start this season after a bout of injury since his arrival. Georginio Wijnaldum rested on their last time out and could make a comeback. Xherdan Xhaqiri also made his return last weekend with injuries easing.
Liverpool Team News
Former Liverpool star, Danny Ings, is back in contention, having direct involvement in 38 Premier League goals since 2018. Jannik Vestergaard and Nathan Redmond will remain sidelined, with Walcott taking the wing.
Prediction and Odds
Southampton proved to pick points from games like this, especially with the poor away record this season.
Both Teams to Score
Goals Over 3.5