Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction, Team News vs Southampton

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In the words of U2: “the Saints are coming, the Saints are coming,”…to Anfield tomorrow for a match against the club that has bought so many of their players in recent years, Liverpool FC.

The Reds head into this Premier League fixture level on Chelsea with points, but behind them in goal differential. They are the only two teams with a perfect record on the young season. Southampton enter this meeting in 13th place, with just five points accumulated from the first five matches.

Let’s take a look at who Reds boss Jurgen Klopp will likely include in his first team.

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The Sports Bank’s Liverpool FC Starting XI Prediction

Attackers:   Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah

Midfielders:   Naby Keita, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner

Back line:   Andrew Robertson, Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez, Trent Alexander-Arnold

Goalkeeper:  Alisson

Match Preview, Injury Report: go to this link

Liverpool enter this one fresh off an enthralling 3-2 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League group stage.  “One, two, three years ago the people would have thought that’s a mountain we cannot climb,” Klopp said after the win.

“It’s still so unbelievably difficult, you can’t plan it. What the boys make of the match plan is extraordinary, it’s outstanding.”

Kick-off: 3pm (BST), Saturday Sept 22

Odds via 888 Sport: Liverpool – 2/11, Southampton – 15/1, Draw – 6/1

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Prediction: Liverpool FC 3,  Southhampton 1

Feel free to post your own Reds and/or Saints starting XI predictions, as well as your best guess as to what the final score will be.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports Bank.net and TheBank.News, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC Chicago.com and Chicago Tribune.com, is currently a regular contributor to SB Nation, WGN CLTV and Chicago Now.

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  1. Ronnie Akama says

    I expect Millner, Robertson, Salah be given a break to come from the bench to avoid the exhaust

  2. pius Boniface says

    all d first 11should play so DAT we can grab more goal point

  3. The first 11 should start the match

  4. Fabinho and keita should start with wNaldo

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