Liverpool: This is the midfield we want to see against Southampton

Lynette Rowe
February 11, 2018

"Since I'm in (at Liverpool) not only the players we have but half the Premier League if you ask "Where is he coming from...."

Southampton are now on a six match unbeaten run in all competitions, but have only kept a clean sheet in one of their last 17 Premier League games - against Manchester United at Old Trafford.

That said, there is a genuine feeling on the south coast that Saints are on an upward curve.

However, the club's home form is still a nagging concern. They become the first team to inflict a Premier League defeat on leaders Manchester City and then lost to struggling Swansea City and were knocked out of the FA Cup by West Bromwich Albion.

"As I played in another role at Hoffenheim, behind the attackers, I needed some time to adjust".

Virgil van Dijk is getting used to being the centre of attention. This weekend, the imposing Dutchman returns to a club still angry with the way he pushed his way out of St Mary's.

LIVERPOOL MANAGER JURGEN Klopp suspects that the reception for Virgil Van Dijk 'will not be the most friendly, ' when they travel to face Southampton on Sunday.

Van Dijk got off to a dream start as he scored the victor to edge a Merseyside derby against Everton on debut.

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Former Reds defender Carragher was in the side that toppled AC Milan on that famous night in Istanbul, and he also appeared in the Liverpool side the last time they were involved in the knockout stages of the Champions League in 2009. "We have enough quality to be in front after 90 minutes".

Klopp added: 'He is in a good shape, really quick, he looks fresh and good and we think, "What can we do with him", but it has happened twice so we need to settle a little bit and use him still as there are 18/19/20 games to go.

Markovic didn't play for the Reds this term and has not yet featured in a competitive game under Klopp.

Adam Lallana is available for the Reds despite being sent off for the Liverpool Under-23s against Tottenham for grabbing George Marsh by the neck, per Jack de Menezes at The Independent. Joe Gomez seems likely to miss out with a knee problem, while Ragnar Klavan has returned to training after a muscle complaint. I don't think so but we will see but we can not make it too big and I don't make it too big. The team's performances have improved slightly in recent weeks. They have won at Bournemouth, Stoke, Huddersfield, Brighton and West Ham.

Liverpool have scored a league-high 32 away goals.

As for the goalkeeper situation, Loris Karius is the current No. 1 after replacing Simon Mignolet last month but the German doesn't inspire confidence among Liverpool fans.

From Steven Gerrard's youthful charges being in action to ongoing transfer rumours, there was again plenty to talk about concerning Liverpool.

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