Maya Yoshida is this week’s programme cover star and feature interviewee as SAINTS returns for the visit of Liverpool under the lights at St Mary’s.
In an honest account of his Southampton career and life in England to date, the long-serving defender reflects on his seven years of service, and why he’s optimistic about the club’s future under Ralph Hasenhüttl.
Elsewhere, Skipper Pierre-Emile Højbjerg writes to the supporters after scoring the winner last time out at Brighton, revealing the buzz around the squad ahead of what could be a memorable night on home soil after four weeks away.
Ethan Burnett is the latest youngster to tackle our 20-question Academy feature, while we go back in time with Josh Sims – back in the first-team reckoning – to reveal his earliest Q&A as a schoolboy.
There are the usual eight pages of quizzes and games to keep the kids entertained before kick-off and during the half-time break – just don’t forget a pen to fill in the answers!
At the other end of the spectrum, our history section continues to cater for our more senior supporters, including a nostalgic look back at some of the club’s finest wins over Friday’s opponents.
Bleacher Report’s Sam Tighe offers an expert view on what to expect from a tactical perspective, while Hasenhüttl and Saints legend Franny Benali bookend the magazine with their latest thoughts, as the latter continues his gruelling pursuit of £1million in proceeds for Cancer Research UK.
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