Liverpool added the FA Cup to their name, they now make a trip to St Mary’s to face Southampton as Quadruple’s dream is still alive.
The host are winless in the last four games and are set to face Liverpool, probably the best team in the world. Meanwhile, Man City’s draw against West Ham gives Liverpool the hope that the Premier League could head into Anfield.
Southampton vs Liverpool: Preview
Leeds United’s draw against Brighton meant Southampton are officially safe from getting relegation from Premier League. But the Saints fans won’t be pleased with the idea that Southampton finishes the season just above the relegation position.
But certainly, with the Premier League status intake, Ralf Hasenhuttl’s side can start preparation for the next season.
The Saints have registered just a single win from the last 11 Premier League games. In their previous game, Brentford blew apart Southampton in a 3-0 loss.
This worst run for Southampton started in the month of March. But interestingly, the one victory was against Arsenal at home.
Even though Liverpool are far superior to the Saints, Klopp certainly knows how dangerous the home side could be in shattering the Reds’ Quadruple hopes.
Last season when these two sides met at St Mary’s, Southampton beat Liverpool 1-0. Coach Hasenhuttl was seen crying and dropped to his knees with joy.
Liverpool indeed aren’t having an easy trip this time around, as three big hitters look to miss the game with injury issues.
Meanwhile, Liverpool wrapped up the domestic cup double this season. Klopp’s men sensed a Deja Vu in front of the Wembley crowd. In similar circumstances to the EFL Cup final, Liverpool again defeated Chelsea on penalties to lift the FA Cup.
Previously on Sunday, came another twist in the Premier League title challenge. Leaders Man City dropped two crucial points to hand Liverpool a ray of hope. If Liverpool wins against Southampton, Man City’s lead comes back to just one point in the league standings.
Liverpool squad is in a cheerful mood after the FA Cup triumph, but should not forget if the Reds lose on Tuesday, City will grab the Premier League title.
After an exhausting 120 minutes of FA Cup action, Klopp is sure to make alterations in the starting XI on Tuesday.
Meanwhile, speaking of injuries, Fabinho is joined alongside Mo Salah and Virgil Van Dijk on the injury list. But both Salah and Van Dijk’s injuries aren’t the serious ones but are carefully assessed given crucial games ahead of Liverpool.
Center Backs Joel Matip and Ibrahima Konate should form a duo at the back. Meanwhile, Joe Gomez and Kostas Tsimikas both should occupy the full-back roles.
Moreover, Roberto Firmino returned to the pitch for a cameo at the Wembley final. The Brazilian should start the game on Tuesday, also Curtis Jones anticipates forming the midfield trio alongside Keita and Henderson.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Gomez, Matip, Konate, Tsimikas; Jones, Henderson, Keita; Diaz, Firmino, Jota
Southampton vs Liverpool: What Anfield Home Predicts
Inconsistent Southampton are up against Liverpool, the most consistent side in Europe. Even with some of the big hitters set to miss the game, still, the squad depth is astonishing to crack up the home side.
Moreover, the FA Cup triumph has given the added confidence to Klopp’s “mentality monsters” to keep going to the last day of the season.
Klopp’s rotated side is far superior to getting the job done and continuing the quest for the Premier League title to the final day.
Liverpool looks very likely to prevail over Southampton with a 1-2 win.