Southampton’s early season form has subsided somewhat, but with the top half of the Premier League looking tighter than ever, they will still feel capable of making a play for a top six finish this season. The Hampshire outfit currently sit in ninth, although they are on the same points as Aston Villa in fifth, with a total of 26 at this juncture.
Things don’t get any easier for Hassenhuttl or his side either, as the visitors to St Mary’s Stadium this Monday night are league leaders and reigning champions Liverpool. The Reds sit top of the tree as we enter 2021, although they could be there on goal difference alone by the time this game kicks-off, depending on the result between Manchester United and Aston Villa on Friday evening.
At St. Marys, the Saints are quite inconsistent, winning 8 and losing 7 of their 17 home PL matches in 2020 while they have won just 1 of their last 4, failing to score in their last two against Man City and West Ham.
Recent meetings between these sides suggest a Liverpool win is likely with the Anfield side winning each of the last 6 including the last 3 at St Mary´s but given their recent away form; it´s hard to back Klopp´s side at short odds of 1.61.
The last game between Southampton and Liverpool in the English Premier League Season 2019/20 took place in February 2020 and ended with a 4-0 win for Liverpool.
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