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PREVIEW: Liverpool - Southampton team news, stats, how to watch Premier League on TV and stream online

Here’s all the information you need to know as Southampton visit Liverpool in game 34 of the Premier League season

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HOW TO WATCH, STREAM LIVERPOOL VS SOUTHAMPTON AND OTHER PREMIER LEAGUE GAMES:

Date/time: 8/5/2020, 20:15 (UK), 15:15 ET, 12:15 PT (USA)

Venue: Anfield, Liverpool, UK

How to watch Liverpool vs Southampton on TV

UK: Sky Sports

USA: Peacock (Want to watch today’s game on Peacock? You can sign up here)

Canada: Streaming only on DAZN. See below for more information.

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How to legally stream Liverpool vs Southampton online

UK: Sky GO, NOW TV

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Canada: DAZN (Watch EVERY Saints match in Canada with a high-quality, legal stream with DAZN. Click here to start your free DAZN trial to watch Premier League soccer)

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Liverpool vs Southampton team news

Liverpool and Southampton square off for the second time in 2021 as the Premier League draw to the close.

Saints got the better of Jurgen Klopp’s side last time round, but Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side has dropped down the league standings ever since.

Liverpool are still in with a slim chance of Champions League football and will be determined to help their cause against Southampton today at Anfield.

Southampton are situated 16th in the Premier League table at the time of writing, and are 10 points clear of Fulham in the relegation zone with a game in hand.

Klopp says he will have to assess the fitness levels of several players ahead of a glut of games coming up.

As for Saints, Jannik Vestergaard is able to play after his red card picked up against Leicester City last week was rescinded.

However, Southampton will be without Takumi Minamino, on loan from Liverpool, as he can’t play his parent club, while striker Danny Ings is not fit to face his former club.


Liverpool vs. Southampton pre-match stats

Head-to-head

  • Southampton’s 1-0 victory in January’s reverse fixture ended their six-match losing streak against Liverpool in the league.
  • Saints can complete the league double over Liverpool for only the third time, having done so in 1960-61 and 2003-04.
  • Liverpool are unbeaten in the past six league meetings at Anfield, winning the last three by an aggregate score of 10-0.

Liverpool

  • The Reds have lost more league and cup matches in 2021 than they have won (W9, L10).
  • They have suffered six top-flight home defeats in a season for the first time in 67 years. Liverpool haven’t lost seven at home since 1937-38.
  • Liverpool’s solitary victory in their past 10 league games at Anfield came against Aston Villa courtesy of Trent Alexander-Arnold’s stoppage-time goal.
  • They could equal the club record of nine Premier League home fixtures without a clean sheet, set in 1996 and matched in 1999.
  • It’s nine league defeats so far for the reigning champions in 2020-21. They most recently lost 10 times in a season in 2015-16, when Jürgen Klopp replaced Brendan Rodgers as manager in October.
  • Mo Salah has scored seven goals in seven Premier League appearances against Southampton, including five times in three matches at Anfield.
  • Klopp is one short of 100 wins at Anfield as Liverpool manager in all competitions (W99, D35, L17).

Southampton

  • Saints have earned the fewest points (11) and conceded the most goals (40) in the Premier League this calendar year.
  • They have dropped a league-high 23 points from winning positions in the division this season.
  • It’s eight defeats in the past nine Premier League away fixtures for Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side.
  • Southampton can win both top-flight games against the reigning champions in a season for the first time.
  • They are winless in the past seven league matches when Danny Ings did not play, drawing three and losing four.

All stats via BBC Sport