Welcome to Southampton vs Liverpool
Jurgen Klopp brings his Liverpool side to the St Mary’s Stadium this evening in arguably their most important league match of the season as they take on Ralph Hasenhuttl’s Southampton team in a game they cannot afford to lose.
After Man City managed to rescue a draw from the jaws of defeat at West Ham on Sunday, then threw away victory by missing a penalty, this gave Klopp’s side some fresh hope that they could do the unthinkable and catch their rivals having been 14 points behind them at one stage.
Defeat for Liverpool tonight would confirm Man City as Premier League champions.
Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk have been ruled out of today’s crucial league match at Southampton as they try to get themselves fit for the Champions League final.
Both players went off during Saturday’s FA Cup Final win over Chelsea, Salah with a groin problem, van Dijk with a knee injury, Jurgen Klopp is confident both will return for Sunday’s season finale against Wolves at Anfield.
Fabinho is out of tonight’s game with a muscle injury while Andy Robertson, who had cramp on Saturday, is also a doubt.
Southampton pair Fraser Forster and Stuart Armstrong could be available this week, either for the visit of Liverpool or at Leicester on Sunday.