Report suggests why Koeman might not start Duricic against Liverpool

St Marys Southampton

There's a good reason Filip Duricic may not start against Liverpool this weekend.

The Daily Echo has reported why Southampton manager Ronald Koeman may be cautious starting Filip Duricic against Liverpool.

The Serbian midfielder was drafted in as a midfield reinforcement for the south coast club during the January transfer window in a move, which may have surprised Saints fans.

The Echo claims Koeman is wrestling with the idea of starting him for the match against Liverpool this Sunday, but also points it that he hasn’t played 90 minutes in the last 12 months.

The Saints will have the home advantage this weekend, which will make things slightly easier for Druicic if he’s selected to play.

However, given the obvious quality, pace and power across Liverpool’s midfield and attack it’s easy to see why the Saints boss may prefer a more experienced option.

Southampton are in a good position but they are under pressure with Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur chasing them in the race for the top four.

Koeman has got it right with several other players he’s brought into the Southampton team and the best policy for fans is to trust him because someone like Dusan Tadic is proof that he can get the very best out of a player unfamiliar with the English game.

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