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Confirmed Liverpool lineup vs. Southampton: Coutinho starts against the Saints

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Jurgen Klopp has named an unchanged side for Sunday’s clash at home to Southampton, as Liverpool look to keep up the pressure in the top four.

The Reds take on their south coast adversaries for the fourth time this season, having already met at St Mary’s in the Premier League and twice in the League Cup semi-finals.

Having failed to taste victory in any of those, and with the intensity mounting as they seek a place in next season’s Champions League, Liverpool need a win on home soil.

Klopp has been boosted by the improved strength of his squad with three games to play, but the German has made no changes to his side from Monday’s 1-0 win at Watford.

A resurgent Simon Mignolet remains in goal, guarded by a back four of Nathaniel Clyne, Joel Matip, Dejan Lovren and James Milner.

In midfield, Lucas Leiva is joined by Georginio Wijnaldum and Emre Can, who will be buoyed by his spectacular goal at Vicarage Road.

With Philippe Coutinho recovering from the dead leg that saw him withdrawn against the Hornets, the 24-year-old lines up alongside Roberto Firmino and Divock Origi.

Top-four rivals Arsenal and Man United are set to play later on Sunday afternoon, ensuring one of Liverpool’s adversaries drops points at this crucial stage.

But before then, a win over the Saints is imperative, and Klopp’s strong starting lineup should aid that pursuit.

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Liverpool: Mignolet; Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner; Lucas, Can, Wijnaldum; Firmino, Coutinho, Origi

Substitutes: Karius, Klavan, Moreno, Alexander-Arnold, Grujic, Lallana, Sturridge

Southampton: Forster; Cedric, Yoshida, Stephens, Bertrand; Romeu, Davis, Ward-Prowse; Boufal, Tadic, Gabbiadini

Substitutes: Hassen, Caceres, Hojbjerg, Pied, Redmond, Rodriguez, Long

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