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Southampton - Liverpool
Premier League - 19 November 2016
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FT: 0-0. That is that. Liverpool were the dominant side throughout, but struggled to create many clear-cut chances and when they did, squandered them. Saints will be happy with that point.
Coutinho overhits a through ball for Sturridge, and that might be that.
Milner's low cross dribbles through to Forster.
Redmond is urged to shoot by the home fans as he has the ball 25 yards out by doesn't and Saints ultimately squander possession.
There will be four minutes of stoppage time.
- OffSadio ManéLiverpool
- OnDivock OrigiLiverpool
Klopp is making another late change, sending on Origi for Mane.
Milner's cross is headed clear by Fonte.
Appeals for a penalty after Long's deep cross was controlled by Milner - they say with his arm - but it didn't look like it and Clattenburg isn't interested.
Rodriguez takes the ball 40 yards forward with a nice dribble, but once he finds Redmond his first touch is loose and the attack breaks down.
Fonte gives the ball away on halfway but Liverpool are unable to take advantage of him being out of position.
Firmino shoots from the edge of the box and it takes a slight deflection but Forster is still able to save.
Sturridge is straight into the action, working room for himself to cross down the left and Clyne meets that cross but heads wide across the face of goal.
- OffPierre-Emile HøjbjergSouthampton
- OnHarrison ReedSouthampton
Saints also make a change, their last, with Reed on for the first time in the league this season.
- OffEmre CanLiverpool
- OnDaniel SturridgeLiverpool
Sturridge is finally on, replacing Can. Attacking move.
- Yellow cardPhilippe CoutinhoLiverpool
It gets more frustrating for Coutinho as he's booked for a foul on Redmond.
The ball breaks invitingly to Coutinho on the edge of the box, however Romeu is on hand to make a vital interception just as Coutinho lined up a shot.
- OffCharlie AustinSouthampton
- OnJay RodriguezSouthampton
Saints make their second change, bringing on Rodriguez for the underwhelming Austin. Long has moved to a central position.
Another corner for Liverpool, who have looked better after the break, but Saints are able to clear.
- OffSofiane BoufalSouthampton
- OnShane LongSouthampton
Boufal, who's been pretty ineffective, is replace by Long. Saints could really do with his willing runs here.
What a chance! Coutinho splits the defence to find Firmino who's unmarked inside the box but pokes the shot wide.
Firmino's pass finds Can, via a Mane dummy, but his half-hearted effort from the edge of the box dribbles wide.
- Yellow cardCédricSouthampton
This game is coming to life all of a sudden. Cedric now becomes the player to be booked after pulling a Liverpool shirt.
Saints have a rare chance through Cedric whose deep cross is perfect for Austin but his header goes wide.
Coutinho takes an outswinging free-kick from the right which Matip is inches away from meeting, but it's Austin who gets a touch and steers it behind for a corner.
Clyne receives the ball down the right in space, but Bertrand is across quickly to block his cross.
Coutinho, through on goal after a terrible mistake from Hojbjerg, accidently nudges the ball with his standing foot so slices the shot horribly wide.
Mane skips past Cedric down the left before shooting wide of the near post.
Firmino, looking to get on the end of Can's looping pass, goes down on the edge of the box after a sly pull of his shirt from Van Dijk but Clattenburg waves away his appeal.
- 2nd Half
The second half has begun, with Liverpool in possession in their opponents' half.
- End of 1st Half
HT: 0-0. In a game of few chances, Liverpool have been on top but without creating much at all. Southampton are getting plenty of men behind the ball but have offered incredibly little going forward.
Wijnaldum shoots narrowly wide, and probably over too, from 20 yards.
Boufal looks to slip in Austin but Matip reads it well and intercepts.
Redmond finds Austin with a nice ball in behind the Liverpool defence, but he's again isolated and in the end crosses to nobody.
Fantastic covering tackle from Van Dijk, who gets across to bloack Mane's shot with the forward bearing down on goal.
Southampton have a chance to break but Austin, slow and isolated, can't do anything with the opportunity.
Cool defending from Cedric who chests Mane's cross back to Forster. All of Liverpool's best advances forward are coming from Saints mistakes at the minute.
Boufal gives the ball away, starting a Liverpool counter attack, but a combination of Van Dijk and Cedric are able to clear.
Austin is limping and looks like he could be in trouble.
Countinho tries his luck from a position very similar to the one from which he scored here two seasons ago, but this time drags his shot wide.
Clyne's low cross isn't cleared and Wijnaldum tees up Mane who looks to place it into the top corner and produces a fine save from Forster. Best moment of the game so far.
Romeu catches Wijnaldum with a late tackle and now he's being spoken to by Clattenburg, but won't be booked.
Milner then clatters into the back of Redmond as Saints look to break but avoids a booking.
Wijnaldum is almost put through after some patient Liverpool build-up play, but can't quite get the ball under control.
Cedric puts in a decent cross but Austin doesn't challenge for the ball, allowing Karius to punch clear.
Boufal has a first opportunity to run at the Liverpool defence and turns Henderson inside-out but his subsequent cross is headed clear by Matip.
Fairly quiet indeed.
Cedric has the game's first shot with his weaker left foot but it goes well wide.
Romeu intercepts Clyne's cross but then leaves it for someone else to clear, almost allowing Firmino in, but Bertrand saves his blushes.
Milner, advancing down the left wing, finds Coutinho in a bit of space inside the box but his first touch is loose and allows Romeu to clear.
Liverpool are dominating possession but haven't yet tested Southampton's defence. Both sides essentially playing in 4-3-3 formations as expected.
Lovren is being booed by the home fans when on the ball, but neither Mane or Clyne are. Yet to see any chances.
Fonte finds himself being closed down on the edge of his own area and hurriedly pokes the ball out of play.
- 1st Half
We are underway.
Mark Clattenburg is today's referee and the teams are now out on the pitch. Kick-off is imminent.
That J-Rod goal came back in 2013 in a match where Coutinho also scored. He's netted in three of his four visits to St Mary's.
Since their return to the top flight, Southampton have scored nine goals in eight games against Liverpool. Players sold to Liverpool account for six of those goals, whilst Jay Rodriguez is the only one of those scorers still at the club.
His opposite number meanwhile is "still angry about the last game against Hull" and looking to put that right, saying it's important "to take confidence not just to play good football, but to get a good result."
Jurgen Klopp has been full of praise for Southampton in the run-up to this fixture, describing them as the "biggest surprise" of the season and saying that hiring Claude Puel has proved to be a "perfect decision". Klopp added though: "We want to go there and win, not to celebrate their wonderful scouting department. Now we play against them, we know what we have to do."
This is the best start to a season Liverpool have had since 2008, and Arsenal's draw at Old Trafford means they will kick-off as league leaders.
Liverpool did also enjoy a 6-1 win at St Mary's in the league cup last season. Unfortunately for them Steven Caulker and Maarten Stekelenburg won't be playing today.
Meanwhile if Southampton are behind they need only look at this fixture last season for inspiration, but will need to find some new goalscorers.
Southampton have dropped eight points from leading positions this season, the most in the Premier League, while Liverpool have recovered six points from losing positions, also the most in the league. So if the hosts take a lead, it's far from a given they'll hold onto it.
Meanwhile the man Les Reed claimed this week was being lined up to replace Lallana since 2010 - a full four years before he was sold - Dusan Tadic, misses out for Saints having broken his nose on international duty. It does mean their record signing plays though.
Whilst their fans will undoubtedly be pleased to see Coutinho and Mane passed fit, Lallana will be a big miss for Liverpool. He's proved integral to their play this season, especially without the ball where he sets the tempo for pressing, and in the derby with Man United they looked a completely different and much better side after he came on.
One change for Liverpool then, with Wijnaldum coming in for the injured Adam Lallana, meaning there are three ex-Saints in the starting 11. As for Southampton, that's three changes from the side that lost at Hull with Cedric, Hojbjerg and Boufal - making his first league start - coming in.
SOUTHAMPTON: Forster, Cedric, Fonte, Van Dijk, Bertrand, Romeu, Davis, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Boufal, Austin. Subs: Taylor, Yoshida, Clasie, Long, Rodriguez, Martina, Reed. /// LIVERPOOL: Karius, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Firmino, Mane. Subs: Mignolet, Moreno, Origi, Klaven, Lucas, Grujic, Sturridge.
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