EPL Game Week ke-25: Liverpool FC vs Southampton

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Skor akhir 4-0. Goals: Oxlade-Chamberlain 47’, Henderson 60’, Salah 71’, 89’ {:.notice .notice–warning}

Southampton striker Danny Ings ahead of the forward returning to Anfield on Saturday. As he was on loan from the Reds last season, Ings was ineligible for face Klopp’s side, but now the move has become permanent, he will line up against his former club for the first time on Merseyside.

Having Ings as a squad option would have been a huge benefit for the Reds, but the reality is that he made the right choice, as he is first choice at Southampton and now on the cusp of returning to the England squad. (Images: via thisisanfield.com)

Ings, who scored against the Reds earlier in the campaign, was linked with Manchester United in some quarters earlier today after an incredible campaign with Saints, for whom he has netted 14 times in 24 matches in the Premier League.

Line Up

Klopp revealed that Adam Lallana and Divock Origi should be available for the game with Southampton, though Xherdan Shaqiri and James Milner will miss out.

Divock Origi is fit for Liverpool’s Premier League clash with Southampton this weekend, Jurgen Klopp has confirmed. Origi did well on the left-hand side against West Ham, winning the penalty that Mohamed Salah converted.

With Oxlade-Chamberlain retained alongside Henderson and Wijnaldum, Minamino could join the front line to give the Reds an attacking bent, with four pouring forward more often than not.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain celebrates his with teammates after scoring for Liverpool against West Ham (Image: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

There is the prospect of Oxlade-Chamberlain then moving into attack, as he did late on against the Hammers, but instead Klopp could hand Takumi Minamino his first league start on the left is also an option.

After a tough start for Minamino, this could be the opportunity he requires to make his mark

Takumi Minamino is a more gifted player, but as the narrow win at Wolves showed, he lacks the speed to stretch opposition defences and spring counter-attacks in wide areas.

Confirmed line-up

Confirmed Line-up via ThisIsAnfield

Liverpool: Alisson; Trent, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Fabinho, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Oxlade-Chamberlain

Substitutes: Adrian, Matip, Lovren, Keita, Lallana, Jones, Origi

Southampton: McCarthy, Ward-Prowse, Stephens, Bednarek, Bertrand, Djenepo, Romeu, Hojbjerg, Redmond, Long, Ings

Substitutes: Gunn, Danso, Vestegaard, Smallbone, Boufal, Obafemi, Adams

Match:

Firmino the assist King and Ox in the box

Liverpool’s final Premier League game before the ‘winter break’ ended in a thumping 4-0 win over Southampton, though the victory wasn’t earned without struggles.

Ox in the box

It’s seven goals for the season now for Oxlade in 17 starts, a quite formidable strike rate considering he has played precisely one entire 90-minute match.

The Bobby and Mo Show

Our two forward members on the day, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino, absolutely ruled the game in the second half, with the latter providing three of the four assists.

Alisson’s Better

The No. 1 was as perfectly in position on every occasion as the duo ahead of him usually are in defence, smothering a few through passes, taking high balls and making a couple of saves, too.

Goals: Oxlade-Chamberlain 47’, Henderson 60’, Salah 71’, 89’

Highlights

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