Liverpool face their next challenge in their hectic schedule this month, against a Saints team that has recently struck form, mainly due to their inform striker Danny Ings, who is on loan from the Reds. This means that he will not be eligible to play against his former club and Liverpool might have the advantage over a team that is not free-flowing at the moment, with their main goalscorer incapable of playing. Liverpool come into the game after beating the French champions PSG 3 – 2 at Anfield. With Roberto Firmino coming off the bench to score the winner in Extra time. The Reds are high on confidence and Anfield has become a fortress in recent times, with the best of teams finding it hard to get even a single point out of the game. They have rectified their defensive frailties from last season and look absolutely solid at the back, with Virgil van Dijk at the helm of it. 

Liverpool will look at this game as an opportunity to give some key players much needed rest during this intensive period. Liverpool face Chelsea twice, Napoli and Manchester City after the game against Southampton and payers need good rest to maintain the same level of performance throughout the period. The Saints know that if they are to get anything out of this game they will have to work very hard and their defensive structure should remain solid throughout the game because the current Liverpool attack can give anyone a run for their money, as they showed against the Parisians. However, Liverpool will be the clear favorites to win a game that look pretty easy for their standard, especially keeping in mind the fixtures that they have lined up in the upcoming weeks. It would b a game where Mohammed Salah will get an opportunity to get things running. 

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