Saints boss Mark Hughes says his side can travel to Liverpool with no fear after a series of encouraging displays in the Premier League.
A contentious late Glenn Murray penalty denied them all three points at home to Brighton on Monday in a 2-2 draw after goals from Pierre-Emile Højbjerg and Danny Ings had put them ahead.
And while Hughes admits taking the sting out of games when the momentum shifts is something that is being addressed, he feels his side can head to Anfield with plenty of confidence.
“We’re looking forward to it. It’s a big test, we all understand that, it’s not an easy place to go under any circumstances,” he said.
“At the moment they seem to be in a rich vein of form, playing exceptionally well and getting results so it’s not going to be easy for us but I don’t think that should give us any apprehension.
“We’ve got to go there, be positive and see where it takes us.
“The importance from our point of view is that, in my view, we’re playing ok. We’re on the back of three games unbeaten so if you’re going to go to Anfield you need to go with confidence in what you’re trying to do.
“That’s what we’ll try and show on the day. It’s important that we continue to progress and keep building our own performances – if we do that then we’ll be fine.”