Southampton will look to break Liverpool's bubble when the two teams meet in the Premier League on Saturday. The Reds are in prime form at the moment and deservedly lead the PL table.
Topping the standings after 11 games and staying there heading into March-April are two completely different things, though, something Jurgen Klopp will be well aware of. Liverpool have put in some really impressive attacking shows this season, but the key for this team will be to make sure they keep picking up wins away from home, particularly against opposition they are expected to beat.
Southampton are a team that have done well after Claude Puel has got his players working the way he wants them to, but Liverpool will know, if they are to end their long wait for the league title, they need to take all three points from such matches.
"After international breaks it's a special situation," Klopp said. "Usually you have the players here, you can see how they feel, but even then they can get injuries in training, of course. But it feels different when you see them playing and cannot see them playing."
One of them coming back to the club with a slight injury is Philippe Coutinho, who had a hamstring problem, even if he was a part of the travelling party to Southampton. Adam Lallana, though, could not be spotted, suggesting the England international could miss the game against the Saints after sustaining a groin injury in the game against Spain.
Southampton are coming off a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Hull City in their last Premier League match, a result which Claude Puel is still not too happy about. The Frenchman expects a reaction from his players when they host Liverpool at St. Mary's.
"It's important to take points," Puel said. "We are still angry about the last game against Hull, because we had control of the game and we conceded two goals in four minutes.
"It's not normal for us. We lacked concentration in four minutes and now to come back in the championship it's important to have a good attitude and spirit. We need to try and make a good game."
Where to Watch Live
Southampton vs Liverpool is set to begin at 8.30pm IST, 3pm GMT, 10am ET. Live Streaming and TV information is below.
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