Southampton vs Liverpool Dream 11 prediction: Liverpool will take on Southampton as the side aims to displace Man City at the top of the table.
Liverpool will return to action in the Premier League on Friday night as the side takes on Southampton in the Premier League.
Earlier this week, Manchester City regained the top spot in the league with a 2-0 win over Cardiff City.
The Merseyside club now has a chance to displace Guardiola’s side off the top of the table again, as they return to action on Friday. However, Manchester City will have a game’s advantage over Jurgen Klopp’s men.
As Liverpool and Southampton take each other on, let’s take a look at the Dream 11 prediction.
Southampton are reasonably safe from the relegation battle at the moment, and would remain so even if they lose on Friday night – if they manage to churn out positive results towards the end of the season. The Saints are five points ahead of the 18th-placed Cardiff City, who are the only threat for the relegation battle.
Both, Huddersfield and Fulham have already been relegated to the Championships.
The same, however, cannot be said about the visitors. Thanks to Manchester City’s relentless performances throughout the season, Liverpool cannot afford to drop points if they want to remain in the title race.
The Reds are already a point behind Pep Guardiola’s side in the Premier League. In the game against Cardiff City, Manchester City played without the likes of Raheem Sterling and Sergio Aguero, yet cruised to a 2-0 win. The depth in Guardiola’s squad negates the impact of hectic scheduling, which includes an upcoming FA Cup semifinal against Brighton and Champions League tie against Tottenham.
While Liverpool’s performances have been brilliant, the luck has also favoured them at times – including in their recent win against Tottenham, where an own goal in the final minute led to the side securing three points.
Southampton vs Liverpool Dream 11 prediction:
Southampton: Michael Obafemi and Jannik Vestergaard are currently out of action with muscle injuries. Shane Long, meanwhile, is doubtful for the game. Danny Ings cannot play against Liverpool due to loan conditions. Nathan Redmond and Charlie Austin are likely to lead the attack.
Liverpool: Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has returned to training but hasn’t gained match fitness. Klopp’s men face Porto in the Champions League next week, but it is unlikely to impact any major change in the starting XI.
Southampton: Gunn, Valery, Bednarek, Yoshida, Bertrand, Romeu, Hojbjerg , Ward-Prowse, Armstrong, Redmond, Austin
Liverpool: Alisson Becker, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil Van Dijk, Andy Robertson, Fabinho, Georginio Wijnaldum, James Milner, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino.
Dream 11 team for Southampton vs Liverpool:
Mohamed Salah has been a regular goalscorer for Liverpool against Southampton. The Egyptian forward has scored 4 goals in three games for Liverpool against Southampton. More importantly, he has scored in each one of them.
Sadio Mane’s brilliant form makes him an automatic choice for the vice-captain.
One of the major decisions in our team was the exclusion of Roberto Firmino. Even when Liverpool’s defence has been top-class, they’ve had some sloppy moments in the last few weeks. And so, We’ve placed my money on Southampton’s two attacking players, James Ward-Prowse and Nathan Redmond.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.