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Liverpool vs Southampton, Premier League 2020-21, Match Preview

Liverpool will take on Southampton in Premier League 2020-21 encounter to boost their chances for a better finish. Southampton defeated Reds in the previous outing between the two sides. 

Match Timings: May 9, 12:45 AM IST 

Match Preview 

Premier League 2020-21 is in its final month. Liverpool had a disappointing season so far after an impressive title victory in 2019-20. 2021 offered a big disappointment to them. They have been knocked out in the Champions League as well, following League Cup and FA Cup exit. The Reds have won just one of their previous five matches in all competitions. Southampton have the strong chance to make a league double over Liverpool for the third time in their history. Liverpool’s game against United was postponed and it will be now played on May 13 at Old Trafford. 

Liverpool’s horror story started with their loss in January against Saints. Before meeting Southampton, Liverpool was on the top of the table and later lost it to United and City. Currently, they are 7-point behind the top four and they have to fight out with Chelsea, West Ham, and Tottenham. They have played one less game compare to these clubs but finishing in the top four requires some quality performance from the Reds. 

Jurgen Klopp's side is on a six-game unbeaten run and this is the best form for them in 2021. They appeared in two unexpected draws in their previous two premier-league matches against Leeds and Newcastle. 

Liverpool have taken just six points from their last 10 games at Anfield which is a surprising thing, following their dominance over three years at home. They can proud of their home record against Saints. Liverpool are unbeaten in their previous six home matches against Southampton and even in their last three, they kept the clean sheet by scoring 10 goals. 

Meanwhile, Southampton also has a similar story in 2021. They lost 13 of their 18 Premier League matches this year and earned only 11 points. Ralph Hasenhuttl's men are 10 points ahead of the relegation zone. Their story also changed after Liverpool’s game in January. They defeated Reds 1-0 at home, courtesy of Danny Ings strike. After the winning goal at St Mary, Ings failed to replicate the same. They need just one victory to assure their presence in Premier League. 

Possible Lineups & Current Form 

Liverpool 

Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Kabak, Robertson; Thiago, 

Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane

Current Form: W L W D D D

Southampton

McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Salisu; Walcott, Diallo, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong; Redmond, Adams

Current Form: L W L L L D

Key Players 

Liverpool 

Firmino 

Sadio Mane

Southampton 

Redmond 

Ward-Prowse 

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