Southampton vs Liverpool
English Premier League, England
Date: Friday, 5th April 2019
Kick off at: 20.00 UK Time
Venue: St. Mary’ Stadium, Southampton, England
Liverpool are hoping to maintain their table topping position in Premier League standings this Friday. However, Jurgen Klopp’s side will face a tricky challenge as they play Southampton at St. Mary’s Stadium.
Southampton vs Liverpool Possible Lineups
Here are the possible lineups for both teams as they gear up for this Premier League Friday clash. Let’s take a look at the potential lineups and formation that they could be setting up in helping them to get victory.
Expected Formation: 4-4-2
Probable Lineups: Gunn(g); Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand(def);Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojberg, Armstrong(mid);Austin, Redmond(att).
Expected Formation: 4-3-3
Probable Lineups: Alisson(g);Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk(def);Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum(mid);Salah, Firmino, Mane(att).
Before going into this English Premier League battle, both teams have already been involved in several other games. Let’s check out the latest results that they have been getting to have a clear idea about their current form.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches): LWLWW
The Saints have been getting mixed results in their last five fixtures with three wins and two defeats. However, Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side were able to win their last two league matches in a row.
After beating Tottenham Hotspur, Sotton went on to beat Brighton and Hove Albion last weekend. Those run of positive results should give Southampton enough confidence ahead of Friday clash.
Recent form in all competition (last five matches) : DWWWW
The Reds have been picking up positive results of late with four wins and one draw from their recent five matches. Klopp’s side latest victory was a precious and fortunate 2-1 victory against Tottenham Hotspur.
That weekend victory could trigger further believe for Liverpool players with their title shot. However, all of those confidence could easily gone if they pick up a poor result on Friday.
Hassenhuttl has some absentees to concern about ahead of his team’s Friday encounter. Michael Obafemi and Vestergaard are unavailable due to injury problems.
Meanwhile, Danny Ings won’t be available because of his loan status from The Reds. Shane Long’s condition is in doubt, so Charlie Austin is set to start on Friday.
The Reds don’t really have too much injury issues ahead of their early weekend encounter. Klopp will still be without Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain as he is still not fully recovered yet.
Joe Gomez and Virgil Van Dijk are doubtful, but the latter should still make the line up against Southampton. Liverpool will continue to rely on Salah, Firmino and Mane’s trio to score goals on Friday.
Head to Head Records:
The last five meetings between both teams have mostly went into Liverpool’s favor with three wins, one draw and one defeat.
Their latest encounter at St. Mary’s Stadium was on February 11, 2018 which ended in The Reds winning 2-0.
Having to play catch up with Man City, Liverpool need their consistency going. A sudden inconsistent display could potentially cost them another title league.
However, battling Sotton won’t be easy as they have been in pretty good form recently. This clash could turn into an intriguing battle, especially if Southampton can perform to their best.
Final Score: 1-1