SOU vs LIV Dream11: Liverpool will be looking to move back out on their own at the top of the Premier League table when they visit Southampton in their opening match of 2021 on Monday night. Draws seem to be the root of Liverpool's season so far as they have drawn six games in the league already, opening the door for their title-challenging rivals to capitalise on. Southampton themselves have been hindered with draws, amassing five throughout the course of this season. A draw from this game wouldn’t be a stupid prediction, given Southampton over-achieving this season and Liverpool slightly under-achieving, but Liverpool are expected to put their patchy form to bed and start collecting three points again.
Southampton vs Liverpool, Premier League
5th January, 1:30 am (IST)
St. Mary's Stadium, Southampton
SOU – D-D-L-D-W
LIV – D-D-W-W-D
Head-to-head: Southampton have lost 57 of the previous 112 games that they have played against Liverpool, winning 30 times against the Reds.
Last meeting: Southampton 0-4 Liverpool
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SOU vs LIV Prediction, Team News, Starting XI
A) Southampton Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Centre-back Jannik Vestergaard and winger Nathan Redmond will miss this game for the Saints
Doubtful: Nathan Redmond and Jannik Vestergaard are both expected to miss out in Southampton's first game of 2021 and in SOU vs LIV Dream11 Prediction.
Expected changes: Danny Ings returned from injury for Southampton's 0-0 draw with West Ham and will be keen to start against old club Liverpool on Monday
SOU Playing 11 (probable):
Alex McCarthy; Kyle Walker-Peters, Jan Bednarek, Jack Stephens, Ryan Bertrand; Theo Walcott, James Ward-Prowse, Oriol Romeu, Stuart Armstrong; Che Adams, Danny Ings
B) Liverpool Team News
Injury Report, Unavailability: Both Naby Keita and Joel Matip are ruled out for this game due to injury, and may even miss next week's FA Cup third round tie against Aston Villa.
Doubtful: Thiago made his long awaited return from injury in Wednesday's 0-0 draw with Newcastle and could start here in a massive boost for Liverpool.
Expected changes: Georginio Wijnaldum should return to the starting XI after being given a rest against old club Newcastle last time out.
LIV Playing 11 (probable):
Alisson Becker; Trent Alexander-Arnold, Nat Phillips, Fabinho, Andy Robertson; Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum, Thiago Alcantara; Mohamed Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane
SOU vs LIV Today Match Prediction:
Southampton have gone off the boil recently, and Liverpool will be desperate to come back with a bang after a couple of disappointing results. The addition of Thiago to their midfield gives Liverpool some much-needed verve. We expect the Reds to earn three points from this fixture. We predict a 2-1 win for the Reds in the SOU vs LIV Today Match Prediction .
DEF: Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Alexander-Arnold, Phillips
MID: James Ward-Prowse, Jordan Henderson, Gini Wijnaldum
FW: Sadio Mane, Danny Ings, Mohamed Salah
SOU vs LIV Dream11, Captain & Differential Picks
Captain Options –
Mohamed Salah – Salah has 13 goals and a total of 25 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 26%. He had a total of 23 big chances.
Sadio Mane – Mane has 6 goals and a total of 19 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 14.29%. He had a total of 23 big chances.
Danny Ings – Ings has 6 goals and a total of 13 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 25%. He had a total of 8 big chances.
James Ward-Prowse – He has 4 goals and a total of 8 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 25%. He had a total of 7 big chances.
Differential Picks –
Gini Wijnaldum – Wijnaldum has 1 goals and a total of 9 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 9.29%. He had a total of 4 big chances.
Che Adams – Adams has 4 goals and a total of 13 shots on goals. This results in a goal conversion rate of 16.67%. He had a total of 12 big chances.