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Premier League: Team news, lineups for Liverpool vs Southampton

The Reds are overwhelming favourites to secure three points against an inconsistent Southampton side.

SNS | New Delhi |

Liverpool vs Southampton one of many evening kickoffs in the Premier League on Saturday and the lineups for the fixture at Anfield are out.

Jurgen Klopp has named an interesting starting XI, for while the front-three of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane all start, so does Swiss winger Xherdan Shaqiri.

It appears the Reds are playing a 4-2-3-1 as opposed to their regular 4-3-3, with Georginio Wijnaldum and Jordan Henderson starting in the central midfield pivot.

Alisson retains his place in goal, and has a back-four of Trent Alexander-Arnold, Joel Matip, Virgil van Dijk and Andy Robertson in front of him.

The visitors are lining up in a 3-5-2, with Nathan Redmond and Shane Long leading the line for the Saints.

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Ryan Bertrand and Cedric Soares are the wing-backs, while Mario Lemina, Oriol Romeu and Pierre Hojberg feature in central midfield.

Matt Targett, Wesley Hoedt and Jannik Vestergaard start in front of goalkeeper Alex McCarthy.

Liverpool and Chelsea are among the only two sides to still have a 100 per cent record in the Premier League and the Merseyside outfit will seek to extend their brilliant start against an inconsistent Southampton side.

Without top-scorer Danny Ings, who is unavailable for selection as he’s on loan from Liverpool, the Saints will be hard-pressed to score against an ever-improving Reds defence at what is fast become a fortress.

Liverpool: Alisson, Robertson, van Dijk, Matip, Alexander-Arnold, Henderson (C), Wijnaldum, Mane, Salah, Shaqiri and Firmino.

Southampton: McCarthy, Bertrand (C), Hoedt, Verstergaard, Targett, Lemina, Romeu, Hooiberg, Soares, Redmond and Long.

Match kicks off at 1930 IST.