Match Pack: Liverpool vs Saints

By SFC Media time Fri 26 Nov Liverpool vs Saints

Southampton hit the road again as they travel to Merseyside to face Liverpool in the Premier League. Prepare for the fixture with our Match Pack...

THE MATCH

Liverpool vs Saints
Premier League
Anfield
Saturday 27th November, 3pm GMT

THE OFFICIALS

Referee: Andre Marriner
Assistants: Simon Long, Scott Ledger
Fourth official: Kevin Friend
VAR: Lee Mason
Assistant VAR: Simon Beck

WHICH KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?


Saints will be wearing their yellow and blue away kit on Saturday.

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Mohamed Elyounoussi of Southampton after scoring his teams first goal to draw level during the Premier League match between Newcastle United  and  Southampton at St. James Park on August 28, 2021 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. (Photo by Matt Watson/Southampton FC via Getty Images)
Saturday's trip to Anfield sees the return of Saints' away kit

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

It’s been an impressive week for Jürgen Klopp’s men who are fresh off the back of a 2-0 victory over Porto in the Champions League.

After suffering defeat at the hands of West Ham earlier this month, the Reds claimed all three points as they knocked four past Arsenal last weekend.

The hosts will be eager to continue their winning form as they look to maintain pressure on league leaders Chelsea.

Saints will be looking to bounce back from their 2-1 defeat to Norwich City last weekend.

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s men sit 13th in the current Premier League standings, after an impressive four unbeaten run saw them climb the table.

In a tightly contested season, Saints remain three points off of both Leeds United who sit in 17th and Manchester United who are currently eighth in the table.

TEAM NEWS

Despite resting a number of first-team regulars in their victory over Porto in the Champions League on Wednesday, Klopp still started Mo Salah and Sadio Mané who have less than 70 hours to recover.

The hosts will be without long-term absentee Harvey Elliot, while Roberto Firmino, Joe Gomez, Curtis Jones and Naby Keita all remain a doubt for Saturday’s clash.

It’s positive news for Saints as Jack Stephens has returned to team training after a two-month stint on the sidelines with a knee injury.

Stuart Armstrong will be absent at Anfield, while Nathan Redmond and Moussa Djenepo are back in contention.

THE MANAGERS


Jürgen Klopp: “But actually I think we have to play even better on Saturday against Southampton because they are a proper pressing machine and they go really for it.”

Ralph Hasenhüttl: “It's not easy but we've shown that we can threaten the big teams. It's not impossible. I've seen Brighton get points there, but 99 times out of 100, if you go two goals down you lose to them.”

ONES TO WATCH


Mo Salah:
Having notched 17 goals already as well as seven assists, Mo Salah is in fine form for Liverpool this season.

Awarded October’s Premier League player of the month, there’s no doubt the Egyptian international will be looking to add to his goal tally on Saturday.

Mohammed Salisu: Saints’ answer to stopping the Liverpool threat could come down to Mohammed Salisu who has become a mainstay in Ralph Hasenhüttl’s side.

The Ghanaian still leads the way for total passes, interceptions, aerial battles won and interceptions amongst the Southampton squad.

Mohammed Salisu
Defence stats
Tackles won
16/26
Clearances
52
Blocks
12
interceptions
35
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Liverpool

Goals:
Mo Salah 17
Sadio Mané 9
Firmino, Jota 6

Assists:
Trent Alexander-Arnold 8
Mo Salah 7
Henderson, Jones 3

Southampton:

Goals:

Elyounoussi, Broja 4
Ché Adams 3
Ward-Prowse, Armstrong 2

Assists:
Nathan Redmond 3
Elyounoussi, Ward-Prowse, Armstrong 2

HEAD TO HEAD

Played: 114
Liverpool: 58
Draws: 25
Saints: 31

LAST FIVE MEETINGS

May 2021: Liverpool 2-0 Saints
January 2021: Saints 1-0 Liverpool (Ings)
February 2020: Liverpool 4-0 Saints
August 2019: Saints 1-2 Liverpool (Ings)
April 2019: Saints 1-3 Liverpool (Long)

DID YOU KNOW?

- Southampton’s Adam Armstrong has scored (1) or assisted (2) a goal in each of his last three Premier League appearances, more than he had in his first 23 games in the competition with Saints and Newcastle combined (1 goal, 1 assist).

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