Southampton supporters have been reasonably satisfied in the Transfer Tavern this week after seeing their team rescue a point from their trip to Burnley in the Premier League on Saturday thanks to Manolo Gabbiadini’s late leveller.
Mauricio Pellegrino’s men went into their clash at Turf Moor off the back of reaching the last eight of the FA Cup with victory over West Brom at the Hawthorns, a win many of our resident Saints fans hoped would be the catalyst for a winning run in the Premier League. Yet they had to settle for a share of the spoils on Saturday as Gabbiadini’s late strike cancelled out Ashley Barnes’ opener for the Clarets, thus leaving the South Coast outfit with just five victories from their 28 league games, and only outside of the bottom three on goal difference.
Subsequently, there have been mixed emotions among Saints fans in the Tavern in the last few days, with some satisfied to get a point from their trip to Lancashire, while others were frustrated given that Burnley haven’t managed a league win in 2018.
In the meantime though, there has been much for our resident Southampton supporters to discuss, not least recent reports suggesting that Liverpool are eyeing up a summer move for midfielder Mario Lemina.
The 24-year-old only made the move to St Mary’s last summer but has certainly proven his worth with several impressive displays in the Saints midfield, appearing in 20 of their 28 league games so far and two of their three FA Cup clashes.
And reports suggest that Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool are interested in a move for the Gabon international, and were Lemina to indeed make the move to Anfield this summer, here are TWO other Southampton stars who could follow him to Merseyside…