Southampton vs Liverpool: pre-match facts

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Liverpool are a team who is on top form are all set to travel to St. Marys this weekend ahead of their match against Southampton. The team are hoping to continue their impressive performance in recent matches, which has seen the team collectively score 12 goals in their last three outings. However, it looks like Southampton have a clean bill of health ahead of Saturday, which won’t make a win easy.

Still, the odds look to be in Liverpool’s favour, considering the host team haven’t picked up three points since early February. Southampton may have won three of their last four Premier League home games against Liverpool; all three wins ending 2-0, but Liverpool are all set for a breakthrough. Remember, Liverpool haven’t won four Premier League games in a row since February 2011. This could be their moment.

In terms of the teams’ bills of health, Liverpool will be making a late assessment on the fitness of Jose Reina. The Spain international player unfortunately missed last weekend’s match where they beat Tottenham, due to a calf injury. Meanwhile it looks like despite a shoulder problem, midfielder Joe Allen will persevere and still be included in Saturday’s squad.

Southampton by comparison seem to be in top condition. Danny Fox and Steven Davis were absent last week when they drew 0-0 with Norwich, however it is thought Mauricio Pochettino will have them on hand at St Mary’s, much to Liverpool’s disappointment.

Liverpool Manager Brendan Rodgers had this to say: “It will be a very difficult game for us and we’ll need to be at our best to get a result. At home [Southampton] have played very well against the top sides. They beat Man City and gave Manchester United and Arsenal tough games.”

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