Jurgen Klopp has made two changes to his Liverpool starting lineup for tonight’s must-win Premier League clash away to Southampton.
Klopp has drummed home the need for a perfect performance to take all three points at St Mary’s, with the Reds now in the midst of an uninterrupted campaign run-in.
Victory over Tottenham last time out serves as a major boost for this game, as Liverpool proved once again their ability to grind out wins in desperate situations.
The hope will be tonight is more comfortable, however, and Klopp has named an ambitious side to take to the field against Southampton.
Alisson starts in goal, with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson retained as the current first-choice defence.
In midfield, Klopp has opted to reintroduce Fabinho, with the Brazilian joining Gini Wijnaldum and Naby Keita in an expected 4-3-3 formation.
And looking for a more straightforward win this time around, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino will line up in attack.
Among Klopp’s substitutes are Jordan Henderson, Xherdan Shaqiri and Divock Origi, but Adam Lallana misses out with a minor injury—not for the first time this season.
Southampton: Gunn; Valery, Yoshida, Bednarek, Vestergaard, Bertrand; Romeu, Hojbjerg; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Long
Substitutes: McCarthy, Stephens, Targett, Armstrong, Sims, Gallagher, Austin
Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Wijnaldum, Keita; Salah, Mane, Firmino
Substitutes: Mignolet, Lovren, Moreno, Milner, Henderson, Shaqiri, Origi