Liverpool are looking to launch a fresh attack on the Premier League title this seasonReuters

Liverpool kick off their 2014/15 Premier League campaign with a home game against Southampton on Sunday.

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The game at Anfield is set for a 1.30 pm BST (8.30 am ET, 6 pm IST) start with live coverage on Star Sports 4 in India. Liverpool's first Premier League match of the season can also be watched via live streaming online in India HERE. TV coverage in the UK will be on Sky Sports 1, with the option to live stream HERE or HERE.

Viewers in the UK can also listen to the match via radio on Talksport or HERE. Catch the action on TV in the US on NBC Sports, while the game can also be live streamed online HERE. Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match via live streaming HERE, while South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can do the same HERE. Australia viewers can live stream the action HERE, while viewers in Canada can do the same HERE.

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The Reds will be under a lot of pressure to do well in the Premier League this season, having come so close to winning the title last season. However, the task will certainly be a lot harder now that their talisman Luis Suarez has left the club.

The Uruguayan striker was lethal last season, scoring a record equalling 31 goals in 32 appearances in the Premier League. The 27-year-old's presence in the squad made the difference as Liverpool finished second in the league, scoring 101 goals on the way.

Prior to Suarez's return in September 2013 (from a 10-match suspension for biting Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic towards the end of the 2012/13 season), Liverpool were only being able to register narrow wins in the Premier League.

However, as soon as he came back into the squad, the Reds began recording comprehensive wins. And now, it will be very interesting to see how Liverpool cope without Suarez this season.

Although, Reds boss Brendan Rodgers has invested the £75 million, received from the sale of Suarez, to bring in eight new players to Anfied this summer, he has not signed any world class player to replace the Uruguayan.

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas' similar ventures in the transfer market last summer, following the sale of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid for £85 million, saw a host of new players at White Hart Lane. In the end, the plan horribly backfired and the Portuguese boss was eventually relieved of his duties.

Rodgers, however, probably knows what he is doing and all the players he has signed this summer seem to be decent.

Still, the Northern Irishman is yet to sign a player to replace Suarez and if he fails in his attempts to get a top quality striker, the pressure will be on Daniel Sturridge, who was also pretty impressive last season, scoring 21 goals in the Premier League.

Southampton, on the other hand, will not be finding things easier either, with the club having sold almost all of their star players - Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana, Dejan Lovren (all Liverpool), Luke Shaw (Manchester United) and Calum Chambers (Arsenal) this summer.

The departure of manager Mauricio Pochettino to join Tottenham will also be a big blow as the Argentine boss had done wonders for the club last season, guiding the Saints to a solid eighth place finish in the Premier League.

Now, all eyes will be on Pochettino's successor Ronald Koeman as he looks to uphold last season's quality of football at the Saint Mary's.

The Saints have brought in some new players - including Dusan Tadic (FC Twente)
Graziano Pelle (Feyenoord), Ryan Bertrand (on-loan from Chelsea), Saphir Taider (on loan from Inter Milan), Fraser Forster (Celtic), Shane Long (Hull City) and Florin Gardos (Steaua Bucharest) - to fill the void left by the departures of their star players.

It will be difficult for these players to integrate and adjust into the squad right away. Still, the Saints will be hoping to start their new campaign with a positive result as they prepare for a difficult trip to Anfield.

Key Men

Liverpool: Last season's stars Sturridge, Raheem Sterling, Philippe Coutinho and Steven Gerrard will probably be central figures for the Reds yet again as they prepare to launch a fresh attack on the Premier League title this season. Apart from them, new signings Emre Can and Dejan Lovren may also be looking to make their mark at Anfield tonight.

Southampton: With Jay Rodriguez sidelined and Morgan Schneiderlin doubtful for tonight, Long and fellow new signings Tadic and Pelle may prove to be crucial.

Team News

Liverpool: The Reds will be without the services of new signings Lallana and Lazar Markovic as they are currently recovering from hamstring and knee injuries respectively. Daniel Agger (knee), Jon Flanagan (knee), Tiago Ilori (thigh) and Oussama Assaidi (knee) will also miss out due to their respective injuries. Fabio Borini, who has sustained a shoulder injury, is also a doubt for this game.

Southampton: New signing Gardos is set to miss this game with a hamstring injury, while Rodriguez is still recovering from the knee injury he sustained towards the end of last season. Schneiderlin is also a doubt for this game as he currently lacks match fitness.

Expected Lineups

Liverpool: Mignolet; Manquillo, Skrtel, Lovren, Johnson; Can, Gerrard, Henderson; Coutinho, Sturridge, Sterling.

Southampton: Forster; Clyne, Fonte, Yoshida, Bertrand; Tadic, Schneiderlin, Cork, Ward-Prowse, Davis; Pelle.

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