Southampton’s 1-0 home defeat to Stoke on Saturday left a few Saints fans struggling not to cry into their pints served from the Transfer Tavern.
Indeed, the defeat was their third of the season, and means Southampton are now six points outside of the Champions League places.
The next two games don’t get much easier for Ronald Koeman’s men, as they come up against Manchester City and Liverpool.
Though their current position is by no means terrible, Saints fans will certainly be keen for them to build on their impressive seventh-place finish last term, but so far this looks like it could be a challenge.
The likes of Graziano Pelle and Sadio Mane have, by no surprise, stood out for the Saints so far this season, but they cannot do this on their own.
Below, we picked out FIVE players who we think could offer a bit more to the current Southampton side, and should be looking to improve on their performances so far this season.
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