It’s been another secure season for Southampton in the Premier League this season…
Alongside a trip to Wembley for the EFL Cup final, the Saints currently sit 9th in the table before they take on top four hopefuls Liverpool this Sunday.
In three games this season, the Reds have failed to break down Southampton’s defence and there is no doubt that the Saints have the wood over Jurgen Klopp’s men following these results this season. A highlight for the Saints’ fans in the Tavern was the 1-0 nil second leg win at Anfield in the semi-final of the EFL Cup with Shane Long finding the net on that occasion.
However, Long and his other forwards have not really been consistent in front of goal this season and although Manolo Gabbiadini has injected some quality into the Saints’ front line – his injury meant that the South Coast club have struggled to find consistency in front of goal this season.
Although our landlord acknowledges the Saints’ struggles, he cannot take away from what has been an impressive first season at St Mary’s for boss Claude Puel and if the Frenchman can make some shrewd signings in the summer transfer window – then we may see big things next season from the Saints.
Either way, there is a game for Puel and his men to focus on this Sunday and our landlord has outlined the XI that should be named to compound more misery on Liverpool this season.
Let’s take a look at the XI here…