Late equalisers from Leeds and Newcastle may prove hugely costly come the end of the season, but Jurgen Klopp will tell his players that Chelsea - who are at Manchester City this weekend - can still be caught.
Southampton, one-time league-leaders this season, are in complete freefall but did beat Liverpool in January - can they put the final nail in the soon-to-be-dethroned champions’ coffin?
Liverpool vs Southampton date, time and venue
Liverpool vs Southampton is scheduled for an 8:15pm BST kick-off on Saturday, May 8, 2021.
The match will be held behind closed doors at Anfield.
How to watch Liverpool vs Southampton
TV channel: The match will be televised on Sky Sports.
Live stream: Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch the match online via the website or Sky Go app.
Liverpool vs Southampton team news
Liverpool: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Rhys Williams, Robertson, Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Salah, Jota, Mane
Subs: Firmino, Adrian, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Jones, Tsimikas, Shaqiri, Neco Williams, Koumetio, Woodburn
Southampton: Forster, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Stephens, Walcott, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Tella, Adams, Redmond
Subs: McCarthy, Djenepo, Obafemi, Salisu, Diallo, Ramsay, N'Lundulu, Ferry, Jankewitz
Referee: Kevin Friend
Liverpool vs Southampton score prediction
Liverpool should have no trouble seeing off a Southampton side who would firmly be in the relegation dog fight were it not for a good start to season.
Dropped points against Leeds and Newcastle were frustrating - though deserved in the case of the latter - and I can’t see Southampton holding up as much of a fight, or the Liverpool forward line being as profligate.
2-0 home win.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
Liverpool wins: 57
Southampton wins: 31
Last meeting: Southampton 1-0 Liverpool
Betting odds and tips (subject to change)
Mohamed Salah to score first: 9/4
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