• PREVIEW: SAINTS vs Liverpool - Barclays Premier League - 2015-16



    SOUTHAMPTON VS LIVERPOOL
    SUNDAY 20TH OF MARCH - ST. MARY'S
    13:30 KICK-OFF



    Match Officials:

    Referee - Roger East
    Assistant - D Bryan
    Assistant - A Nunn
    4th Official - C Sarginson




    TEAM NEWS

    Victor Wanyama is available after serving a suspension, as is Saints captain José Fonte.

    Sadio Mané is also in contention, after the red card he picked up in the 2-1 win over Stoke City was rescinded after an appeal.

    Florin Gardos and Jay Rodriguez aren't quite ready for a first team return, and are expected to feature again for the U21 side in the coming weeks.

    Charlie Austin remains sidelined with a hamstring problem.





    PREDICTED XI: Forster; Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Cédric, Romeu, S. Davis, Wanyama, Targett; Long, Pellè.




    THE FORMBOOK

    (league games)


    SOUTHAMPTON: WWLLDW

    Goals Scored: 6
    Goals Conceded: 6


    LIVERPOOL: WLDWWW

    Goals Scored: 18
    Goals Conceded: 9


    LAST TIME WE MET

    Wednesday the 2nd of December, 2015
    Capital One Cup - Quarter Final


    SOUTHAMPTON 1-6 LIVERPOOL


    Attendance: 31,592

    GOALS: Mané - 1'; Sturridge - 25' & 29' - Origi - 45', 68', 86' - Ibe - 73'.



    SOUTHAMPTON: Stekelenburg; Cédric (Ward-Prowse - 63'), Caulker, Van Dijk, Bertrand; Clasie (Long - 63'), Wanyama, S. Davis (Romeu - 77'); Mané, Pellè, Tadić.

    Unused Subs: Gazzaniga, Martina, Yoshida, Juanmi.



    LIVERPOOL: Bogdan; Randall, Skrtel, Lovren, Moreno (Smith - 77'); Lucas; Can, Allen (Henderson - 74'); Lallana; Origi, Sturridge (Ibe - 59').

    Unused Subs: Mignolet, Milner, Firmino, Benteke.



    STORY OF THE GAME:

    Sadio Mané's early shock applied the jump leads to Liverpool, as Jürgen Klopp's side steamrollered Southampton at St. Mary's.

    Mané put Saints in front inside 30 seconds, heading in from a cross provided by Dušan Tadić.

    Daniel Sturridge fired back for the visitors with two goals in four minutes, capitalising on poor defending and goalkeeping from Steven Caulker and Maarten Stekelenburg respectively.

    Divock Origi then diverted a strike from Alberto Moreno into the net, after the Spaniard rifled in a low effort after Saints failed to adequately clear a corner from Adam Lallana.

    Origi doubled his tally after thumping a powerful effort past Stekelenburg, before substitute Jordon Ibe put another past Stekelenburg to give Liverpool a 5-1 lead.

    The Reds weren't finished there, though, and grabbed a sixth goal when Origi glanced a header into the Saints net with just four minutes of regulation time remaining.


    Koeman's Konklusion





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