Confirmed: Southampton and Liverpool line-ups

St Marys Southampton

Here is how Southampton and Liverpool will line up this weekend:

Southampton welcome Liverpool to St Mary’s this afternoon for a huge Premier League encounter, with both sides still chasing a European spot next season.

The Saints are currently eighth in the table while Liverpool are ninth, and while they are level on 44 points Jurgen Klopp’s men have two games in hand.

If they win them both they could yet finish fifth or higher, and such is the way the Reds are playing under Klopp right now you would not put it past them.

That said, Southampton have more than enough talent in their squad to get one over Liverpool this afternoon and the Reds will certainly not be taking the victory for granted.

Southampton have only lost one of their last six home league games and they are on a superb run of form, taking 20 points from a possible 30 to surge up the table.

For that reason alone the hosts will be many people’s favourites but anything could happen this afternoon.

Southampton lineup

Starting:

  • Fraser Forster
  • Ryan Bertrand
  • Cuco Martina
  • Jose Fonte
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Jordy Clasie
  • Steven Davis
  • Oriol Romeu
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Shane Long
  • Graziano Pellè

Substitutes: Maarten Stekelenburg, Cédric Soares, Maya Yoshida, Sadio Mané, Victor Wanyama, James Ward-Prowse, Juanmi.

Liverpool lineup

Starting:

  • Simon Mignolet
  • Nathaniel Clyne
  • Jon Flanagan
  • Dejan Lovren
  • Mamadou Sakho
  • Joe Allen
  • Emre Can
  • Philippe Coutinho
  • Adam Lallana
  • Divock Origi
  • Daniel Sturridge

Substitutes: Danny Ward, Brad Smith, Martin Skrtel, Kolo Touré, Jordan Henderson, Sheyi Ojo, Christian Benteke.

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