Last weekend bought many a cheer from the Liverpool section in the Transfer Tavern as the Reds look well and truly destined to finish in the Top Four this season.
With both Manchester clubs drawing and Arsenal losing, Jurgen Klopp knows that his side’s 1-0 win against Watford on Monday night more or less puts his side in the driving seat in the race for the coveted Champions League spots, meaning that the glorious European nights at Anfield may well be back for 2017/18.
With that said, Liverpool will definitely have to secure their league position without former Saint, Sadio Mane and with Philippe Coutinho also doubtful for the weekend’s fixture, a lot will ride ob the shoulders of Roberto Firmino if Liverpool are to overcome Southampton.
The Saints are often labelled as the Reds’ feeder club and Sunday’s game will see Nathaniel Clyne, Dejan Lovren and Adam Lallana go up against their former club.
It should be noted that the Reds have failed to beat Southampton in three attempts this season as well as failing to find the net, most recently the Saints knocked Liverpool out of the EFL Cup with 1-0 wins in both legs of the semi-final, which saw them progress to a show down with Manchester United at Wembley.
If Liverpool are to win this one, they will have to show more composure in attack and our landlord has lined up the XI he thinks Klopp should name to face Southampton on Sunday.
Let’s take a look at his thoughts here…