Liverpool got their groove back on matchday 12 against Arsenal, winning 4-0 at Anfield. A midweek Champions League 2-0 victory over FC Porto followed with the Reds not at their best for half of the fixture. Now, Jurgen Klopp’s team host Southampton in a tricky game at Anfield on Saturday.

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Southampton are 13th in the Premier League standings with 14 points from 36 possible. The Saints are five points above the relegation zone after 12 matches and coming off of a surprise 2-1 loss at Norwich City. The defeat against the Canaries ended a four-match unbeaten run for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s team.

Southampton are winless in seven straight trips to Anfield in the league, but they did claim a surprise 1-0 win at St. Mary’s Stadium against Liverpool in 2020-21. The Reds are in form having lost just one of their 19 matches this term.

Liverpool are four points off of first-place Chelsea going into the weekend. Chelsea have a tricky fixture against Manchester United at Stamford Bridge on Sunday afternoon. Manchester City, who sit second, play West Ham at home on Sunday afternoon as well. A Liverpool win would heap the pressure onto Chelsea and Manchester City to win a day later.

Liverpool vs Southampton Betting Odds

 

Liverpool have kept five consecutive clean sheets against Southampton at Anfield in the Premier League. Four of those five matches ended as wins to nil. After a defensive blip by the Reds, Klopp’s team has improved with back-to-back clean sheets. Klopp may have decisions to make in his team, however. A heavily rotated side defeated FC Porto 2-0 in the Champions League and several injured players are now on their ways back into the team.

Liverpool have conceded just seven goals in all competitions at Anfield. Five of their 11 clean sheets have come at home. The Anfielders have got their mojo at home back after last season’s problems on Merseyside. Bookies’ best betting odds on a Liverpool win at home are at 30/100. The Reds took 11 points from the last 18 on offer as they scored 20 goals and conceded seven.

No Premier League team has scored as many goals as Liverpool. Thirty-five goals have been scored by the Reds. Liverpool have scored two or more goals in 18 of their 19 matches in all competitions. They have also taken 12 points from 18 at home this term and are unbeaten in all competitions at Anfield.

Southampton are at the best betting odds of 10/1 to win at full-time. Hasenhuttl’s team are winless in five of their last six home match.

Liverpool vs Southampton Team News

Klopp has two personnel decisions to make. Does he stay with Kostas Tsimikas at left-back and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, or does he rotate those two in-form players? Joel Matip could also get a rest with Nat Phillips, or Ibrahima Konate starting. Virgil van Dijk was given the night off versus FC Porto.

Jordan Henderson and Fabinho could start after being used as substitutes versus Porto. Thiago is in form going into the match and scored his first-ever Liverpool goal in midweek. Roberto Firmino is ruled out with a hamstring injury, Joe Gomez is out with a calf problem, Naby Keita is a major doubt with a thigh injury, Curtis Jones is ruled out with an eye injury, and Harvey Elliott continues to rehab his fractured ankle.

Hasenhuttl has fewer injuries going into matchday 13 at Anfield. Jack Stephens is ruled out of the match with a knee injury. There is no return date for Stephens. Stuart Armstrong is a major doubt due to a calf injury.

Goals have been an issue for Southampton this season. The Saints have scored just 11 goals this season in the league. It is the league’s second-lowest goals total.

Liverpool vs Southampton H2H

Liverpool are unbeaten in seven straight league matches against Southampton at Anfield. Liverpool have kept five consecutive clean sheets against Southampton at Anfield in the Premier League. Four of those five matches ended as wins to nil. The Reds are in great for going into the match this weekend and have scored a goal in each match they have played in 2021-22.

Southampton’s away record has been poor overall. The Saints have posted an away record of 2W-4D-3L in all competitions. They have scored 17 of their 22 goals in all competitions on the road, however. Just six of those away goals have come in the Premier League while 11 were scored in the Carabao Cup.

Liverpool vs Southampton Predictions

Mohamed Salah to score two or more goals @ 14/5 - BET NOW

 

Mohamed Salah had a quiet game against Arsenal, yet still scored a goal. He also had a quiet match versus FC Porto, but Salah’s second-half goal sealed Liverpool’s 2-0 win. Salah has 17 goals in 17 matches. He is the world’s best forward at the moment. Salah averages a goal every 87 minutes in all competitions and has three multi-goal games in 2021-22. He has failed to score in just three of Liverpool’s 12 league matches this term. Our betting tips prediction is for Salah to score two or more goals.

Liverpool to win to nil @ 7/5 - BET NOW

 

Liverpool have kept five consecutive clean sheets against Southampton at Anfield in the Premier League. Four of those five matches ended as wins to nil. The Reds have kept back-to-back wins to nil in the league and Europe. They have kept 11 clean sheets this term and no team has shut the Reds out. Our betting tips prediction is for Liverpool to collect a 12th win to nil in 2021-22 in all competitions versus Southampton.

First player booking Mohammed Salisu @ 10/1 - BET NOW

 

Southampton centre-back Mohammed Salisu leads the team in yellow cards received with four. Salisu will be under pressure the entire match (if he starts) with Liverpool’s rampant attack going forward. Diogo Jota, Sadio Mane, and Mohamed Salah should all play together from the beginning. As a team, Southampton have been given 22 yellow cards and one red this season in the league. Liverpool have received the third-fewest yellow cards with just 14. Our betting tips prediction is for Southampton center-back Mohammed Salisu to be the first player booked.