LIV vs SOU Dream11 : Liverpool look to make it two wins on the bounce after trouncing Norwich 4-1 in their league opener
For Champions League winners Liverpool, the newest edition of the season couldn’t have gotten underway in a more emphatic fashion. The side have gone onto only build on their platform of an unprecedented and rampant showing in 2018-19, winning the Super Cup after trouncing Norwich 4-1 in their league opener.
Coming into today’s encounter after having defeated Chelsea 5-4 on penalties with their Super Cup clash having ended 2-2, Liverpool will be looking to build on the momentum garnered from that win. For one of the firm favourites for the league title, matches like today’s not only come bearing with them three points but the opportunity to make a massive statement as well as they look to stamp their authority in the early part of the season.
Especially with Manchester City trouncing West Ham 5-0 last week, Liverpool know that not only a win but a comprehensive one is needed today when they square off against Southampton. And they’ll be quietly confident of lambasting their opponents as well, up against a side who were besmeared 3-0 by Burnley in their first match of the campaign.
Also what will be playing on Liverpool’s minds when they step out today will be their upcoming encounter in the Premier League against Arsenal. With several of their players involved in an arduous encounter against Chelsea, expect the side to ring in some changes but still have more than enough to triumph over a lopsided Southampton side with relative ease.
Probable Playing 11
- Alisson Becker continues to remain unavailable for Liverpool after suffering an injury against Norwich and should be out for atleast a month.
Gunn (GK), Bednarek, Vestergaard, Danso, Valery, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Bertrand, Redmond, Adams
Lonergan (GK), Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Dijk, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Fabinho, Henderson, Salah, Firmino, Mane
Match: Southampton Vs Liverpool
Date And Time: 17th August, Saturday- 5:00pm IST
Venue: The Emirates Stadium, London
Where To Watch: Star Sports Select 1/HD
LIV vs SOU Dream11 Picks
Goal-Keeper for LIV vs SOU Dream11
With Alisson Becker and Adrian both out injured for Liverpool, the club are facing a serious dearth of options in the goal-keeping slot as well. They are expected to go ahead with new signing Andy Lonergan for this fixture with the player having practiced with the club during the preseason fixtures and we are including him in our side owing to his 8 credit price tag.
Defenders for LIV vs SOU Dream11
The only player from Liverpool to have started against Chelsea in the side’s Super Cup win over Chelsea, rightback Trent Alexander-Arnold is the most fit player in Liverpool’s defence at the moment. It increases his chances of adding to his one assist registered against Norwich and with him involved in corners as well, the player makes for an excellent choice in this one.
Leftback Andy Robertson comes in as well for us while from Southampton we have opted for rightback Yan Valery. Usually used as a right wingback, he should be asked to fill in as a rightback today as Southampton opt for a five man defence but that won’t deter him from catering up the pitch and trying to come up with an assist. His fellow defender, Jan Bednarek accompanying him in the right centreback position comes in as well for us.
Midfielders for LIV vs SOU Dream11
A goal and assists against Norwich see Mohammed Salah become the first player to come into our playing 11 from Liverpool for this fixture. He massively underwhelmed against Chelsea but a side like Southampton should offer him the opportunity to come up with a goal once again. There is a chance of him being substituted early on or coming off as a substitute after having been fully involved in Liverpool’s previous two encounters but he is a player we just can’t risk leaving out.
The two goals against Chelsea see us pick up Sadio Mane as well from the side while from Southampton we have picked out Mario Lamina and Stuart Armstrong as well.
Strikers for LIV vs SOU Dream11
The player who has impressed us the most in the opening exchanges of Liverpool’s sojourn has been their striker Roberto Firmino. He has linked up exquisitely with Mohammed Salah and Sadio Mane picking up assists in both his encounters and a goal snit far given the way he’s playing at the moment.
Divock Origi is picked up as well by us with him bound to be involved in some kind of way in this encounter to close out our Dream 11 side for this match.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Firmino is our captain for today while Salah is picked out as our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.