LFC Line-up vs Southampton: Joe Allen in for Raheem Sterling

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Brendan Rodgers makes one change to the Liverpool team that beat Swansea City at Anfield last Sunday for Saturday evening’s Premier League encounter at Southampton.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Sunday, February 23, 2014: Liverpool's Raheem Sterling is replaced by substitute Joe Allen during the Premiership match against Swansea City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)
Raheem Sterling is replaced by substitute Joe Allen. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Like their substitution in the second-half against the Swans last weekend, Joe Allen replaces Raheem Sterling, who is named on the bench.

Glen Johnson keeps his place at left-back after coming back into the squad after injury last week, whilst Victor Moses and Iago Aspas are named amongst the substitutes.

Mamadou Sakho, Lucas Leiva and Jose Enrique all remain injured for Rodgers’ side.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Johnson, Flanagan, Agger, Skrtel, Gerrard, Allen, Henderson, Coutinho, Sturridge, Suarez

Substitutes: Jones, Toure, Cissokho, Moses, Aspas, Sterling, Teixeira.

Southampton: Boruc, Chambers, Fonte, Lovren, Shaw, Cork, Schneiderlin, Davis, Lallana, Rodriguez, Lambert.

Substitutes: Gazzaniga, Clyne, Yoshida, Ramírez, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Gallagher.

Liverpool haven’t won at St Mary’s in 11 years, when Emile Heskey ended a 19-match goal drought to score the only goal of the game for Gerard Houllier’s Reds.

Southampton v Liverpool gets underway at 5.30pm and is live on Sky Sports 1. Highlights are on BBC One’s Match of the Day from 10.30pm on Saturday night.

To mark the end of the 30-year wait for a league title, the ‘Liverpool Mishmash’ poster is available to order exclusively on This Is Anfield — the history of the Reds in one image!

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