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Liverpool host Southampton in the Premier League on Sunday, 7 April, as the Reds look to move closer to securing a place in the top four with a win.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 1:30pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Liverpool playmaker Philippe Coutinho could be in line to start despite suffering a dead leg against Watford, which will come as a massive boost for manager Jurgen Klopp. Adam Lallana, who came off the bench last weekend to replace the Brazilian in that game after returning from a thigh injury, could also be involved from the start after being laid off for a month.

The Reds had a wonderful last weekend to contemplate on, with all their rivals directly below them dropping points. They go into the game level on points with Manchester City, who dismantled Crystal Palace on Saturday with a 5-0 win. They are four points ahead of Manchester United, who play against Arsenal at the Emirates, with the Gunners currently nine points behind them with two games in hand.

Meanwhile, Southampton are upbeat on the injury front, with their top goalscorer set to return to full training after dislocating his shoulder last December. He is among a host of players who could step up their return ahead of the end of the season to help the Saints finish on a high and put a marker for the coming campaign.

Pressure is on manager Claude Puel, who could be without a job come the end of the season as there is unease among the fans for what has been a mixed campaign thus far. The Saints are trying hard for a top half finish, something they have managed in the past two seasons with relative ease, but games against Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United suggest that it will be anything but straightforward.

What Managers Say

Jurgen Klopp: "Since I have been here we have had just one semi-final defeat. We had a very good performance against City in the final — so that was not about not handling pressure well. Yes, we did not win the shoot-out but if this is about not handling pressure I do not know what you think it says about the English teams over the years. Everybody would say that is more luck than pressure.

"So the team has no issue with handling pressure. We talk about one game and then forget five or six other games where we handled pressure really well. So far I haven't seen a sign that we cannot handle pressure. In fact, I actually thought that when we had pressure we are always at our best." (via Independent)

Claude Puel: "Liverpool want to play in the Champions League next season so it is an important game for them at home. Liverpool are a good team but I am sure we can have opportunities to win this game. It is always a good challenge. We have to stay focused on our game and have good organisation and good spirit. We need character to beat this team. We know this Liverpool team now. They are different games, the last games were EFL Cup games. it was a home and away game, and now it is the Premier League." (via Liverpool Echo)

Betting Odds (betfair)

  • Liverpool Win: 6/10
  • Draw: 16/5
  • Southampton win: 11/2

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