Liverpool Beat Southampton And Start 2014-15 Season With A Win
Last season’s runnerups Liverpool will be taking on Southampton in what will be a massive game this sunday afternoon at around 13:30 uk time at anfield , liverpool. Brandon Rodgers men will start life without Luis Suarez in premier league and after many new summer signings fans will be looking forward to the new season big time.
|17 August 2014||13:30 UKTIME||SkySports UK – NBC USA||Anfield, Liverpool|
Liverpool vs Southampton Team News :
New summer signing Adam Lallana will miss the game against his former club as he is ruled out for atleast another week due to knee injury, while another new signing Lazar Markovic is also likely to miss the game. Jon Flanagan (knee problem) and Daniel Agger (calf strain) are also on the sidelines
While Southampton are likely to start without summer signing Florin Gardos who has hamstring problem while new manager Ronaldo Koeman is likely to hand out a few debuts for new squad memebers.
Possible Starting Lineups:
This is how I expect both teams to lineup, this is just the predicted lineups and confirmed lineups will be announced couple of hours before kickoff.
Statistical Preview Liveprool vs Southampton:
- Liverpool defeated Stoke City on the opening day of the season in 2013-14 which was the first time they win opening fixture in premier league for last 5 years.
- Liverpool suffered 1-0 defeat in the hands of Southampton at anfield in 2013-14 season.
- Ricky Lambered scored 28 goals in last two premier league seasons for Southampton he is likely to debut for Liverpool in premier league.
- Gerrard is not only the captain for Liverpool but also their most important player after Suarez left, he provided in highest assists in premier league last season (13) and now fourth on the list of all time assist charts (91 assits)
- Liverpool played the most attacking football last season as they had the most number of shots on goal (258) more than any other team in premier league.
- Last time when Liverpool finished runner up in the league back in 2008-09 season, they struggled the following season as they finished the 2009-10 season on 7th place.
How To Watch The Match Online ?
SkySports will be broadcasting the game live in UK while NBC will be showing in USA. You can also use this page as we will be placing live streamings of the game 1 hour before kickoff. so check back at around 12:30 uk time to get live streams in english.
Liverpool has boosted their squad with number of signings but they are surely going to miss Luis Suarez and I can see them struggling in the opening game against Saints who under Ronalo Koemal will be looking to make life difficult for the homeside and get something out of this match. I am going with a 1-1 draw in this fixture. What you think of this game ? let me know your thoughts in the comments below.