Predicted Liverpool Starting XI vs Southampton (EFL Cup)

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After playing the youngest side in Liverpool’s history on Sunday, Jurgen Klopp will send out a more veteran group on Wednesday when the team starts the EFL Cup semifinals on the road at Southampton on Wednesday.

Simon Mignolet returns to the net after Loris Karius pitched a shutout in a 0-0 draw with Plymouth.

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United Transfer Talk: Schneiderlin, Johnstone, Depay, Borthwick-Jackson

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Here are some of the more interesting Manchester United news and transfer rumor stories currently circulating amidst the Twitterverse, blogosphere, cyberspace and media world. Sure, the silly season that is the January transfer window is certainly not the summer transfer window, when all the action happens, but what can you do?

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Southampton FC Unveil New Third Kit, Extend Academy Products

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Lots of Southampton FC news to cover today, with quite a few developments occurring within the past few hours. Let’s dive right in with that hurried third kit reveal. Saints will head to AFC Bournemouth on Sunday, and given how their opponents also sport red stripes on their shirts, Southampton had to hurry up and unveil their new third kit today, so it was in advance of the weekend fixture.

You can’t have a very confusing color clash going on during the game, right?!

Right.

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Chelsea FC Starting XI Prediction vs Sunderland

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Coming off a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion, Chelsea FC Manager Antonio Conte will look to be more dominant against Sunderland. With a starting lineup at near full fitness, there will be no excuse for Chelsea not to produce a three point result here against the absolute last place team in the entire table.

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Adam Lallana Likely to Miss Liverpool vs Sunderland

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Liverpool FC midfielder Adam Lallana will still be out with a groin injury this Saturday when the Reds take on Sunderland. Lallana suffered the setback while on duty with England during the international break. How will Manager Jurgen Klopp adjust his line-up?

Well, here’s what we went with for our Liverpool FC starting XI prediction for this one.

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Daniel Sturridge Loan Deal in the Works Between Liverpool for Southampton?

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Liverpool FC may be soon parting ways with the third and final member of the three Ss attack. In 2013-14, Liverpool finished runner-up in the Premier League, propelled back an exciting, fun-to-watch attack led by Luis Suarez, Raheem Sterling and Daniel Sturridge.

The first two have transferred out (Suarez to Barcelona, Sterling to Manchester City), and now we have rumors circulating around the web that indicate Sturridge could be out the Anfield door as well. [Read more…]

Jurgen Klopp Uncharacteristically Calm After Goalless Draw

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Whether you love Liverpool FC, hate them, feel ambivalent or lack a strong opinion on them, you must admit that they are extremely fun to watch. They have produced, arguably, the most entertaining football of anyone in the Premier League this season, and despite some sputtering in the attack very early on. Manager Jurgen Klopp course corrected when the season was still quite young and it led to a Liverpool scoring explosion.

The Reds’ high flying attack led them to the top of the table temporarily, until they dropped two points this past weekend.

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Predicted Liverpool FC Starting XI vs Southampton

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Liverpool comes back from the international break on Saturday and travels to St. Mary’s to take on Southampton. Liverpool currently sits atop the table, going 10-0-2 in all competitions since suffering a loss to Burnley.

The Reds will line up in their normal 4-3-3 and will have to find ways to break down Watford’s stingy defense.

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Liverpool FC Match Injury/Fitness Report: Lallana, Gomez, Ings, Ojo

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Liverpool was dealt a blow over the international break when Adam Lallana was forced to leave England’s friendly with Spain with a groin injury. Lallana missed some time earlier this season with the same injury, but early reports seem to indicate this won’t be a long-term problem for the in-form midfielder.

Liverpool is fairly healthy otherwise. Really this injury report article is all about Adam Lallana who may be forced to miss the clash against his former team.

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Conte Names Same Chelsea FC Lineup that Thrashed United Last Week

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Don’t fix what’s not broken. Chelsea FC Manager Antonio Conte has decided to keep the same exact starting lineup today that he had exactly one week ago. The Blues destroyed Manchester United 4-0 last week, and Conte is keeping the same exact starting XI from that victory in place against Southampton.

Kickoff at St. Mary’s is just minutes away now.

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Liverpool Gets Leeds but Arsenal-Southampton Top Draw in EFL QF

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The last set of EFL Cup Draws, for the round of 16, were certainly “convenient,” and “narrative friendly.” However, the new set of draws, announced today for the quarterfinals, aren’t as “obvious.” Perhaps the thinking here is….”try and get an all big club PL semifinal(s) and then hopefully an all big club Premier League final?”

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Sadio Mane Reveals Why He Rejected Man United to Join Liverpool FC

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Here’s another wrinkle to an already highly anticipated rivalry match-up brimming with storylines aplenty.

Sadio Mane officially joined Liverpool FC and left Southampton FC on June 28th, with the two clubs reportedly agreeing on a fee of £34 million ($44.7m) – rising to £36 million ($47.3m). The 24 year old winger became part of a long list of players moving up from Southampton to Liverpool since 2014. That list includes Rickie Lambert, Nathaniel Clyne, Adam Lallana and Dejan Lovren.

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