Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Southampton: Flanagan captain, 3 changes for Reds

20 March 2016
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Jurgen Klopp makes three changes to the Liverpool side for today’s Premier League match at Southampton.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - Monday, January 25, 2016: Liverpool's Jon Flanagan warming up before the Football League Cup Semi-Final 2nd Leg match against Stoke City at Anfield. (Pic by David Rawcliffe/Propaganda)

Jon Flanagan celebrates his new contract with his second league start of the season – and captains the side in the absence of Jordan Henderson and James Milner.

Milner is suspended after his dismissal against Crystal Palace last time out in the league, while Henderson was subbed at Old Trafford due to illness – he makes the bench though.

That means a rare league start for Joe Allen – his first since the draw against Sunderland at the start of February.

Also missing is Roberto Firmino, who picked up a hamstring injury in training which means he’s been withdrawn from the Brazil squad.

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Alberto Moreno is also sidelined, while Martin Skrtel is back among the subs.

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Divock Origi also comes into the side, starting alongside Daniel Sturridge up front – as they did against Southampton in the League Cup clash at St. Mary’s in December.

Kick off is 1.30pm GMT – it’s not live on TV in the UK. We’ll have live coverage from 1pm here on This Is Anfield.

Liverpool: Mignolet, Flanagan, Lovren, Sakho, Clyne, Can, Allen, Lallana, Coutinho, Origi, Sturridge.

Subs: Ward, Toure, Benteke, Henderson, Skrtel, Smith, Ojo.

Southampton: Forster; Martina, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand; Clasie, Romeu; Tadi?, Long, Davis; Pellè.

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Subs: Stekelenburg, Cedric, Yoshida, Mane, Wanyama, Ward-Prowse, Juanmi.


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