CONFIRMED: Liverpool and Southampton line-ups

Here is how Liverpool and Southampton will line up for this afternoon’s Premier League match.

Liverpool starting XI: Mignolet, Manquillo, Johnson, Skrtel, Lovren, Gerrard, Lucas, Henderson, Coutinho, Sterling, Sturridge

Subs: Jones, Toure, Sakho, Allen, Ibe, Can, Lambert

Southampton starting XI: Forster, Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand, Wanyama, Schneiderlin, S Davis, Warde-Prowse, Tadic, Pelle

Subs: K Davis, Long, Taider, Cork, Hooiveld, Isgrove, Stephens

Following Liverpool’s summer shopping spree at St Mary’s, it will be interesting to see how the Reds’ debutants do against their former club, and how Southampton’s current players perform following a summer of change.

Brendan Rodgers has admitted his spending may not be over, but how his players do between now and deadline-day could impact just how desperate he is to sign a new front-man following the breakdown of Loic Remy’s move from Queens Park Rangers.

Ronald Koeman has brought in a number of new players of his own and it is up to them – and those left behind following the summer departures – to ensure this season is not considerably worse than last year’s impressive feats.

Jon Flanagan and Daniel Agger are absent for Liverpool with injuries, while Florin Gardos is not fit to feature for Southampton.

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