Jurgen Klopp has made just one change to his side as Liverpool look to clinch their 24th win of the Premier League season against Southampton today.
Aside from the Reds’
FA Cup fixture against Shrewsbury, Klopp has turned to a consistent XI in recent weeks where only Sadio Mane’s injury against Wolves forced the boss into a re-think.
And with Liverpool doing their utmost to “respect” the winter break and hand their senior figures a week off, Klopp has again turned to most of his regular cohort for a side he coined as a “pressing machine.”
takes his position in between the sticks with Alisson , Trent Alexander-Arnold , Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk all sitting ahead of the Brazilian. Andy Robertson
Ahead of the defence,
returns to the fold for his first league start since mid-November, with Fabinho moving back to his more advanced role alongside Jordan Henderson . Gini Wijnaldum
and Roberto Firmino continue to spearhead the attack and Mohamed Salah moves from midfield to the left flank in place of Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain Divock Origi who now occupies a place on the bench.
Should the boss need to turn to the substitutes’ bench, he has the likes of
Takumi Minamino, Naby Keita and Adam Lallana at his disposal.
Danny Ings makes his first competitive appearance against Liverpool since making the move to Southampton in 2018.
Liverpool: Alisson; Trent, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain
Substitutes: Adrian, Matip, Lovren, Keita, Lallana, Jones, Origi
McCarthy, Ward-Prowse, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Djenepo, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Long, Ings Southampton:
Substitutes: Gunn, Danso, Vestergaard, Smallbone, Boufal, Obafemi, Adams