🚨 Southampton v Liverpool: Team news

🚨 Southampton v Liverpool: Team news

Liverpool will be largely unchanged when they take to the pitch on Monday night against Southampton in an English Premier League match. 

Manager Jurgen Klopp revealed after their last match against Newcastle that there were no fresh injury concerns, meaning they could have the same team. 

The Reds were further boosted with the return of James Milner, Thiago Alcantara, and Xherdan Shaqiri at St. James’ Park following their spells on the sidelines.

Milner started against the Magpies and was replaced by Thiago with 17 minutes to go, who was making his first appearance since October 17. 

“I think of the 20 minutes, 12 round about were brilliant and then he felt the intensity, but that’s normal,” Klopp said of Thiago’s outing. “He trained exactly twice with the team. There is still some physical work to do, still some rhythm to get.

“Shaq is back and that’s, by the way, the best news – the boys are back and, as far as I know in the moment, nobody got injured, which is a very important thing.

“That means we can probably go with the same squad to Southampton.”

Liverpool will however continue without the services of Joel Matip, who ruled out for up to three weeks with an adductor issue. 

Meanwhile, Danny Ings is in line to make a return to the Saint's lineup, having shaken off an injury that kept him out of two of his side's three matches. 

“Yes, I have not heard anything different so far – I think he is OK,” said Hasenhuttl.

“After his injury it’s normal that he is not in the 100 per cent rhythm, but it’s important that he stays fit now and has enough time now to recover for the next game against his former club Liverpool.

“I’m happy to have him back and we must definitely have more punch up front to score goals in the future. But this will come, I’m sure.”

The saints will however miss goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, who tested positive for COVID-19. 

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