Confirmed: Southampton v Liverpool lineups

Southampton Football Club

Here is how Southampton and Liverpool will line up for this afternoon’s match:

Southampton welcome Liverpool to St Mary’s today for a vital Premier League encounter for both sides.

The Saints will have seen Manchester United lose to Swansea City on Saturday and know they can now take advantage; but Liverpool have aspirations of a top-four finish themselves, and a victory this afternoon will help them no end.

Southampton have lost just once in their last nine league meetings they have a squad to rival most in the division, with manager Ronald Koeman instilling belief in a side many felt would struggle this season.

They have done anything but, and after seeing three of their former stars head to Anfield last summer, those who remained may want to beat Liverpool for more than just the three points.

That said, Liverpool are undefeated in their last nine league games and they have suffered just one defeat in their last 17 matches in all competitions.

In short, this game is too close to call but it should be a great watch…

Southampton lineup

Starting:

  • Fraser Forster
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Jose Fonte
  • Matt Targett
  • Maya Yoshida
  • Steven Davis
  • Filip Djuricic
  • Eljero Elia
  • Victor Wanyama
  • James Ward-Prowse
  • Graziano Pellè

Substitutes: Kelvin Davis, Florin Gardos, Sadio Mané, Harrison Reed, Morgan Schneiderlin, Dusan Tadic, Shane Long.

Liverpool lineup

Starting:

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Martin Skrtel
  • Joe Allen
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Jordan Henderson
  • Jordon Ibe
  • Adam Lallana
  • Raheem Sterling
  • Lazar Markovic

Substitutes: Danny Ward, Glen Johnson, Alberto Moreno, Kolo Touré, Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert, Daniel Sturridge.

 

Southampton injury news

Toby Alderweireldprobable - hamstring

Morgan Schneiderlinprobable - groin

Shane Longprobable - ribs

Sam Gallagherprobable - knee

Matt Targettprobable - concusssion

Jay Rodriguezout - ACL

Lloyd Isgroveout - knock

Emmanuel Mayukaout - groin

Liverpool injury news

Steven Gerrardout - hamstring

Lucas Leivaout - groin

Bradley Jonesout - thigh

Jon Flanaganout - knee

Raheem Sterlingprobable - ankle

José Enriqueout - knock

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