Southampton v Liverpool team news & stats

Date published: Friday 18th March 2016 2:45

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool midfielder should face Southampton

Jordan Henderson: Liverpool midfielder should face Southampton

Liverpool have won their last two games at Southampton going into Sunday’s latest Premier League encounter at St Mary’s.

Team news

Southampton welcome back Jose Fonte and Victor Wanyama from suspension, while Sadio Mane is available having had his red card at Stoke City last weekend overturned.

Charlie Austin, however, is still out with a hamstring injury.

Liverpool left-back Alberto Moreno is a doubt due to a hamstring injury so Jon Flanagan could start.

Jordan Henderson should recover from a bout of sickness suffered at Manchester United on Thursday, but fellow midfielder James Milner serves a one-match suspension.

Kick-off at St Mary’s on Sunday is at 1.30pm.

Opta stats

  • Liverpool won 6-1 on their last visit to St Mary’s in the Capital One Cup earlier this season and have also won their last two Premier League visits there.
  • The Saints haven’t lost three successive Premier League games at home to Liverpool since December 1996.
  • Southampton have lost just one of their last six Premier League games at St Mary’s (W4 D1 L1).
  • Liverpool are looking to win four successive Premier League games for the first time since March last year (five in a row under Brendan Rodgers).
  • Liverpool have scored 13 goals in their last four Premier League away games.
  • Christian Benteke has scored in each of his last two Premier League games against Southampton and needs one more goal to reach 50 in the competition.
  • If Fraser Forster keeps a clean sheet in this match, he’ll be the fourth quickest goalkeeper to reach 20 clean sheets in the Premier League (currently 19 clean sheets in 40 games) after Petr Cech (26), Jose Reina (32) and Roy Carroll (37).
  • Southampton have scored more headed goals than any other Premier League side this season (12).
  • Graziano Pelle’s brace against Stoke ended a run of 12 league appearances without scoring – only once in his time at Southampton has he scored in successive Premier League games; this was back in September 2014.


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