Premier League: Southampton v Liverpool match preview

A
look ahead to this weekend's Premier League fixture at St Mary’s

An in form Liverpool will travel to St. Mary’s this weekend
hoping to continue their impressive run of scoring 12 goals in their last three
outings.

The hosts, who haven’t picked up three points since they thumped Manchester City in early February, will need to be on top form if they are to have any chance of preventing the Reds completing the double over them this season.  

Southampton have won three of their last four home Premier League meetings against Liverpool and they will want to continue this run as they attempt to steer clear of relegation. Whereas the Reds will be looking to keep their European campaign alive, after a 3-2 win over Tottenham last Sunday.  

 

KICK-OFF: Saturday, 3pm

 

PAST THREE MEETINGS…

Liverpool 1 (Agger) Southampton 0, Premier League, December 2012

Southampton 2 (Prutton, Crouch) Liverpool 0, Premier League, January 2005

Liverpool 1 (Florent Sinama Pongolle) Southampton 0, Premier League, December 2004

 

STATS…

Liverpool have not won four Premier League games in a row since Feb 2011.

The Reds have scored only four goals in their last six top-flight encounters with The Saints.

Brendon Rogers will be reunited with Saints midfielder Jack Cork whom he worked with during his time at Chelsea and Watford.

The pair first met in February 1902 in an FA cup match which ended 4-1 to The Saints.

Liverpool have won the majority of the meetings with an overall total of 47 to Southampton’s 25, with 22 finishing as draws.

 

ODDS…

Southampton to win: 4.2

Liverpool to win: 1.95

Draw: 3.95

 

CLASSIC MOMENT/MATCH

16 January 1999 is probably a date that all Saints fans would rather forget. Robbie Fowler smashed home a hat-trick in the Reds 7-1 Premier League rout, the highest scoring result in the fixture’s history. The trio took Robbie’s league total to 101, aged just 23.

 

TV: Highlights on Match of the Day, BBC1, 10:30pm GMT

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