Welcome to Southampton v Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp brings his Liverpool side to St Mary’s Stadium tonight in arguably their most important league game of the season as they take on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton side in a game they can’t afford to lose.
After Man City managed to save a draw from the jaws of defeat at West Ham on Sunday and then spoil the victory by missing a penalty, it gave Klopp’s side new hope that they could make the unthinkable and catch up with their rivals 14 points behind. them at a stage.
Defeat to Liverpool tonight would confirm Man City as Premier League champions.
Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk have been left out of today’s crucial League game at Southampton as they try to prepare for the Champions League final.
Both players left in Saturday’s FA Cup final win over Chelsea, Salah with a groin problem, van Dijk with a knee injury, Jurgen Klopp is confident both will return for the FA Cup final Sunday’s season against Wolves at Anfield.
Fabinho is out of tonight’s game with a muscle injury while Andy Robertson, who suffered a cramp on Saturday, is also a doubt.
Southampton pair Fraser Forster and Stuart Armstrong could be available this week, either for visiting Liverpool or at Leicester on Sunday.