SOU vs LIV: Liverpool will travel to Southampton as they seek to continue their Premier League title push at the St Mary’s.
Manchester City had a stumbling block in the pursuit of their second consecutive Premier League title as they were held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham United at the London Stadium.
Southampton have had encountered a very poor season as they are currently on a four match winless run. The Saints are not embroiled in a relegation battle but their recent form would be a severe concern for Ralph Hasenhuttl who seems to be in a very tricky situation.
They are very fortunate to give the demotion to Championship a skip as their underwhelming performances have not been suitable for their current position.
Only Everton and Leeds United are sandwiched between Southampton and the relegation zone and a positive performance against the Reds would be a brilliant gesture to their home fans in the last match at their home ground.
Barring their 1-0 win against Arsenal Ralph’s side hasn’t secured a win in their last 11 matches and they need to finish the season on a positive note by grinding up something from their last two matches.
Liverpool will try to reduce the gap as City suffered a jolt in their title run. The Reds got much needed oxygen as they could be within one point of leader Manchester City.
Jurgen Klopp lifted his second title of the season as Liverpool defeated Chelsea in the tiebreaker in the final of the FA Cup. A domestic cup double has already been achieved and a Premier League title would be the icing on the cake.
But Liverpool have struggled in the last couple of matches despite their win and they need to be at their very best but luck also seems to be on their side.
People could be in for a blockbuster final week if Liverpool manage to shrug off the Saints in the next match.
SOU vs MCI, EPL 2021/22
Date: 18th May 2022
Time: 12:15 PM IST
Venue: St Mary’s
Southampton Premier League Form
Liverpool Premier League Form
Valentino Livramento remains the only absentee as Ralphi Hasenhuttl has a vast squad at his disposal.
Mohamed Salah and Virgil van Dijk had to be called off in the FA Cup final and their fitness will be a matter of concern going into the penultimate part of the season.
Southampton Possible Lineup
Forster; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Salisu, Perraud; Redmond, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, S. Armstrong; Adams, Broja
Liverpool Possible Lineup
Alisson; Gomez, Matip, Konate, Tsimikas; Jones, Henderson, Keita; Jota, Firmino, Diaz
Liverpool’s relentless form in the Premier League will pose a real problem for Southampton.
SOU vs LIV Fantasy XI No. 1
Alisson; Konate, Tsimikas, Bednarek; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Keita, Henderson; Jota, Diaz, Broja
SOU vs LIV Fantasy XI No. 2
Alisson; Konate, Tsimikas, Bednarek, Salisu; Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Keita; Jota, Diaz, Broja