Liverpool v Southampton predictions: Jones unlikely to save struggling Saints | Sports News

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Nathan Jones swapped Luton for Southampton this week

Harriet Lander

Free soccer tips, best bets and analysis for Liverpool v Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday.

When to bet

3 p.m. Saturday

Best bet

Liverpool winner and under 3.5 goals
1pt 6-4 bet365

Team News

liverpool
James Milner has been cleared and Naby Keita could return, but Joel Matip is doubtful. Arthur, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota remain sidelined.

Southampton
Kyle Walker-Peters and Tino Livramento are long-term absentees while Juan Larios faces a late fitness test.

Match Preview

The first glimpse of Nathan Jones’ management of the Premier League sees him taking his new charges from Southampton to Anfield, but turning the Saints into short-term trouble looks like a daunting task.

Scoring goals has been the main problem for Southampton, who have scored just 12 times in 14 Premier League appearances, and the only time they have scored in their last five away games has come in a fortuitous 1-0 victory at Bournemouth.

Jones’ appointment should ignite the Saints and may trigger some sort of response, but Liverpool’s added quality in the final third should ultimately settle things on Merseyside.

Liverpool can ill afford many more slip-ups if claiming a top-four place is to remain a realistic goal and they are to win in a game by three goals or less, which has happened in four of their five league wins. term.

Key stat

Southampton have lost seven of their last nine Premier League away games.

Internal information

liverpool

Penalty taker Mohammad Salah
Ace of assistance Roberto Firmino
Aerial threat on set piece Virgil van Dijk
card magnet Trent Alexandre-Arnold

Southampton

Penalty taker James Ward-Prowse
Ace of assistance Romain Perraud
Aerial threat on set piece Che Adams
card magnet Mohammad Salisu


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FIRST PUBLICATION AT 3:50 PM, NOVEMBER 11, 2022

Ruth J. Leeds