With just 7 points separating Liverpool from a top 4 place at this point of the season, they will have to get as many points as they can form every game if they are to have any hopes of playing in the Champions League. But they face a daunting trip to the St Marys this weekend in the Premier League.

Southampton have won just one game in the last 3 at their home ground but have always been hard to beat this season. It will be an interesting game with two closely matched teams.

Liverpool suffered a cruel blow before this game as in form forward Roberto Firmino is out injured as per reports in Brazil. Alberto Moreno, Jordan Henderson and James Milner are all doubtful for this trip while Lucas Leiva still remains side-lined. Jon Flangan, Joe Allen and Origi are all expected to start this game.

Here is the strongest line-up for Liverpool that can face the Saints on Sunday:

Goal Keeper:

Simon Mingolet:

The Belgian has not been troubled in front of goal recently but will have to be on his toes at the St Marys on Sunday.

Defense:

Jon Flangan:

His performance at Palace will surely give the local lad another chance in the first team against Southampton this weekend.

Dejan Lovren:

A solid presence at the back in recent times, Lovren will be hoping to have a good day facing his former team mates.

Mamadou Sakho:

Slowly getting back into form, Sakho will have to put in a solid performance if Liverpool are to get anything from this game.

Nathaniel Clyne:

Was used in the right back position and will have to once again fill in as the wing back travels to his former ground for the first time in the league.

Mid-field:

Emre Can:

The first name on the team sheets these days, Can has been influential in Liverpool’s game recently and will have a huge role to play on Sunday.

Joe Allen:

Injuries to key players will see the Wales International get a run in the starting line-up and he will have to be at his best to get into Klopp’s plans for the rest of the season.

Phillipe Coutinho:

The star for Liverpool at Old Trafford, Coutinho is back in form for the Reds and will be the most important outlet for the visitors at the St Marys.

Adam Lallana:

Putting in good performances consistently, Lallana has earned a place in the starting XI and will face his former team in a crunch tie this weekend.

Attack:

Divock Origi:

The Belgian has moved up the pecking order since his return from injury and might start this game in wake of injuries to the squad.

Daniel Sturridge:

Has not looked sharp since returning from injury but will look to have a good night in front of goal against Southampton on Sunday.

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