Southampton – Liverpool is a very intriguing sport at St Mary’s on Monday (begin time 3pm ET on NBCSN and on-line by way of NBCSports.com) because the South Coast membership goal to trigger an upset in opposition to the Premier League leaders.
Saints boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is aware of Jurgen Klopp extraordinarily properly, and the person nicknamed ‘Klopp of the Alps’ actually conquered an enormous mountain together with his group in 2020. Southampton have been the fifth finest PL group based mostly on 2020 as a calendar yr and with Danny Ings again match, they’re an actual menace.
Klopp and Liverpool know all in regards to the hazard that Ings can present, and though the Reds have struggled away from house at occasions this season they’re nonetheless prime of the Premier League desk. With Joel Matip the most recent middle again to go down injured, there’s little question Klopp’s facet are discovering it robust however they’re by some means nonetheless prime.
Right here’s every part you should know forward of Southampton – Liverpool.
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Southampton are lacking middle again Jannik Vestergaard who’s out for just a few weeks with a knee harm, whereas Nathan Redmond has additionally been lacking via harm. Beginning goalkeeper Alex McCarthy has been dominated out as he has examined optimistic for COVID-19, so Fraser Forster will are available for his first Premier League look since Might 2019.
Thiago Alcantara begins after he returned from harm off the bench at Newcastle final day out. Liverpool are clearly lacking star middle backs Virgil van Dijk and Joe Gomez for the season, and Matip is now out for just a few weeks with an adductor harm.
Odds and ends (full odds supplied by our accomplice, PointsBet)
As anticipated, Liverpool (-159) are the heavy favorites however Southampton (+375) have performed properly in opposition to groups who go head-to-head with their excessive press as they’ve drawn in opposition to Chelsea, misplaced narrowly to Manchester United and Manchester Metropolis and have overwhelmed Everton and Aston Villa. The draw at +320 looks like an excellent guess given Liverpool’s struggles on the highway this season.
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I’m going to go for a slim Liverpool win, however I might simply see a draw. This won’t be straightforward away at Southampton, who’ve been persistently the ‘better of the remaining’ over the past 12 months. Anticipate Mane and Salah to pull Liverpool over the road, and Ings to attain. Southampton 1-2 Liverpool.
Tips on how to watch Southampton – Liverpool stream and begin time
Kick off: 3pm ET, Monday
TV Channel: NBCSN
On-line: Stream by way of NBCSports.com