Red-Hot Liverpool Eye History Against Southampton

Mae Harvey
September 21, 2018

Neither Choupo-Moting or Shaqiri were ever going to stick around in the Championship but we don't think many people will have predicted both to have come up against one other in the Champions League six months on from suffering relegation.

If Gabbiadini fails a late fitness test, Hughes is likely to name Charlie Austin and Shane Long - who have failed to score any league goals this season - as his strikers against the team that has conceded the fewest goals this season. I would say that one, two, three years ago probably everyone would have thought that is a mountain we can not climb. What the boys make of the match plan is extraordinary.

Jurgen Klopp's side went 2-0 in front against the Ligue 1 champions thanks to Daniel Sturridge's header and a James Milner penalty, only for Thomas Meunier to reply before half-time and Kylian Mbappe to level in the 83rd minute after a subdued second half.

Southampton have won one and drawn two of their first five matches and, having surrendered a two-goal lead in their draw with Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday, will have to step up their game to get anything at Anfield.

Southampton will not have a more hard challenge in the Premier League this season than away at Liverpool and without Danny Ings. Complete opposite end to the scale from the Liverpool team. "They are in outstanding form at the moment and it was a great performance (from them) in Europe".

"I want to create memories here, I want to win things with this team, and to do that we have to have belief in our ability to beat the best teams".

The Saints have no injury concerns but will be without the on-loan Danny Ings, who is ineligible to face his parent club.

But, Roberto Firmino of Brazil came off the bench and scored the victor for Liverpool, moments before the final whistle.

Daniel Sturridge opened the scoring for Liverpool last night, while Nacer Chadli, now at Monaco, was also playing under the lights.

"The day before yesterday (there) was no chance (for Firmino to play), and yesterday". We needed all of our focus and we covered a lot of yards and closed all of the gaps.

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