Match Preview: Reds Hope to Avoid Slipup vs Southampton F.C.

LFC Globe
12th November 2022

Liverpool look to continue building momentum before the World Cup break as they host Southampton Saturday afternoon at Anfield. The Reds recently picked up their first EPL road win of the campaign at Tottenham and then advanced past Derby County in the Carabao Cup after winning a shoutout.

Trending South

Southhampton has fallen below the relegation line thanks to consecutive EPL losses. They have 12 points and a  -12 goal differential. Their most dangerous goal scorer, Che Adams, actually plays in the midfield. He leads the team with 5 markers so Liverpool must be alert for Adams to push forward into the attacking third at every opportunity. The club does have 1-1 draw versus the league leaders Arsenal to their credit, so has proven to be a dangerous side in big matches.

Reinforcements On The Way

Liverpool got some good news on the injury front. Joel Matip and James Milner are close to returns and could play a role versus Southampton either off the bench or in the Starting XI. The other injured players will have time to mend before EPL play resumes on Boxing Day, December 26th.

Other News & Notes

Liverpool will face a familiar foe in the next round of the . The Reds have an fixture at Manchester City on Monday, December 19th. Liverpool won the first meeting between the two clubs this season, but this might have a different feel to it since both sides will have players away at the World Cup.

LFC Global Verdict

This match has dangerous timing for Liverpool. They are coming off a stressful match in the Carabao Cup and they can see the finish line for the Break. They can't overlook Southampton, however. Sure they are below the relegation line, but they already have a result against . A similar outcome versus Liverpool is possible if the Reds don't play their best. Getting Milner and Matip back on the pitch should help as I see Liverpool winning 3-1

Where To Watch

Kickoff is set for 15:00 BST and can be seen on BT Sport 1. American audiences can watch at 10 AM EST on the USA Network and a Spanish Langue broadcast will air on Universo. Canadian supporters can stream the action via fuboTV.

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