The Premier League is back after the international break, and the action kicks off in intriguing fashion in north London.
It has been a long fortnight waiting for the internationals to be over, but we now have wall-to-wall domestic football to enjoy until March.
There is some great action to look forward to this weekend – here are the best games to look out for away from the Reds’ visit of Saints.
North London derby promises much
It is going to be very interesting to see who prevails, with Spurs undoubtedly the better team these days, but just one win coming at Arsenal since 1993.
For Liverpool fans, it’s one of those lovely win-win fixtures.
Spurs have more quality and balance everywhere you look, from Hugo Lloris and Toby Alderweireld right through to attacking stars such as Dele Alli and Harry Kane.
A defeat for the Gunners would crank up the pressure on Arsene Wenger, who continues to divide a fanbase like no other manager.
Both Wenger and Mauricio Pochettino would just about take a point apiece.
Can Rafa frustrate old foe Mourinho?
After a strong start to the season, albeit an overrated one, things have started to go wrong for Jose Mourinho at Man United.
The defeat away to Chelsea was yet another negative showing from United against a top-six side – Mourinho’s teams have scored just once in their last 10 ‘big’ away games – and supporters have started voicing their frustration.
On Saturday evening, Mourinho takes on old adversary Rafa Benitez at Old Trafford, in a rivalry that goes back to Liverpool and Chelsea‘s legendary duels during the mid-2000s.
Benitez’s Newcastle are ticking along without impressing greatly – the 1-0 loss at home to Bournemouth last time around was a really poor result – and they will be strong underdogs for the trip to United.
The hope is that Liverpool’s former manager produces a tactical masterclass and thwarts United – a repeat of the Reds’ 4-1 win at Old Trafford in 2009 would be even better.
It is hard not to see a home win, though.
Liverpool cheering on Hodgson for once
It isn’t often that we root for a Roy Hodgson side to win, but that will be the case this weekend.
Palace have started showing signs of improvement, in fairness, and the home crowd will ensure that this is a long afternoon for Liverpool’s local rivals.
On Paper, Palace arguably look the stronger team at the moment, and you wouldn’t want to bet against them winning.
Testing away days for Man City and Chelsea
At some point soon, a team needs to stop Man City.
Guardiola’s heavily odds-on title favourites look a frightening proposition on current form – they have dropped just two points in 2017/18 – with opponents swatted aside in dismissive fashion.
Saturday’s trip to Leicester City should be one of their harder games of the season to date, with the Foxes capable of troubling anyone at home on their day.
The attacking depth the league leaders possess means they should pick up three more points, but you have a certain amount of faith in Leicester delivering.
The Blues are inconsistent at the moment, however, and you would not be shocked if they came unstuck against a Tony Pulis side in need of points.
The Baggies are 16th in the table, having won just twice in the league, and Pulis is now under real pressure from the fans. Let’s hope they up their game.
Fixtures, UK TV Info & Predictions
Bournemouth vs. Huddersfield – 3pm
Burnley vs. Swansea – 3pm
Leicester vs. Man City – 3pm
Liverpool vs. Southampton – 3pm
Man United vs. Newcastle – 5:30pm, BT Sport 1
Brighton vs. Stoke – 8pm, Sky Sports Main Event