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The Premier League fixture at Anfield on Saturday sees home side Liverpool lock horns with Southampton.
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Liverpool will play in this fixture coming off the back of a 1-1 Premier League stalemate versus Newcastle United.
In that game, Liverpool had 68% possession and 22 attempts on goal with 9 of them on target. The only player to score for Liverpool was Mohamed Salah (3'). Newcastle United got 7 shots at goal with 4 on target. Joe Willock (95') was the scorer for Newcastle United.
Over their prior six games, Jürgen Klopp's Liverpool have managed to score 8 times, with that being an average number of goals per match equal to 1.33.
Heading into this fixture, Liverpool are undefeated in their last 2 league matches at home.
In their previous game, Southampton drew 1-1 in the Premier League tie with Leicester City.
In that match, Southampton had 29% possession and 5 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. The only player to score for Southampton was James Ward-Prowse (61'). Leicester City had 22 shots at goal with 9 of them on target. Jonny Evans (68') scored for Leicester City.
The stats don’t lie, and Southampton have been scored against in 5 of their last 6 games, conceding 9 goals in all. In defence, The Saints certainly have room for improvement. That sort of pattern isn’t assured to be sustained into this next game, though.
Looking at their past form shows that Southampton:
- have not beaten Liverpool in games played away from home for the previous 6 league matches. Not good at all.
- are without an away win for the past 3 matches in the league.
Head to head
A review of their past head-to-head clashes stretching back to 11/02/2018 tells us that Liverpool have won 5 of these games & Southampton 1, with the number of drawn results being 0.
A sum of 17 goals were yielded between them during those clashes, with 14 of them from The Reds and 3 created by The Saints. This gives an average number of goals per game equal to 2.83.
The previous league fixture between these clubs was Premier League match day 17 on 04/01/2021 and the score finished Southampton 1-0 Liverpool.
In that match, Southampton had 32% possession and 7 shots on goal with 3 of them on target. Their only player on the scoresheet was Danny Ings (2').
On the other side, Liverpool got 16 shots on goal with 1 on target.
The referee was Andre Marriner.
Team News: Liverpool
Virgil van Dijk (Ruptured cruciate ligament), Joel Matip (Ankle Injury) and Joe Gomez (Patella problems) are unavailable for Liverpool boss Jürgen Klopp.
Team News: Southampton
S'hampton boss Ralph Hasenhüttl has some current player fitness concerns. Michael Obafemi (Knock), Will Smallbone (Knee Injury) and Sam McQueen (Cruciate Ligament Rupture) won’t be making appearances.
We’re inclined to think that Southampton will surely be able to put one past this Liverpool outfit, but that possibly won’t quite be as many as the goals that they could concede.
We’re going for both teams to score in a 2-1 win for Liverpool at the end of the 90 minutes. Should be a good one.
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🏟️ Team Focus:
Stadium: Anfield (53,394)
Captain: Jordan Henderson
Chairman: Tom Werner
Manager: Jürgen Klopp
Competitions: Premier League position 7, FA Community Shield (Community Shield)
⭐ Key Man: Diogo Jota
Typically played in the Left Wing position, Diogo Jota was born in Massarelos, Portugal. Having made his senior debut playing for Paços de Ferreira in the 2014 - 2015 season, the goalscoring Forward has struck 8 league goals in the Premier League 2020 - 2021 season to date in 16 appearances.