19 Mar 2016

Liverpool XI vs. Southampton: Massive injury blow; midfielder definitely out; Klopp to drop 'brilliant' attacker?

After five wins and no defeats in the last eight games, Liverpool are quietly building momentum in the final stretch of the season, and with a top four place still mathematically possible, the Reds need to rack up as many points as possible, starting with tomorrow's trip to Southampton.

Pre-match news:

* Roberto Firmino has suffered a late injury, and has pulled out of Brazil's international matches next week, which almost certainly means he's out of the game.

* On Friday, Jurgen Klopp confirmed that Alberto Moreno needs another scan on his current injury, so he'll probably miss out again.

* James Milner is suspended as a result of his red card against Crystal Palace.

* Jordan Henderson got subbed off early on Thursday, but according to Klopp, he's not injured: "He [Hendo] is ill. At half time he did this [vomited] and it was clear there was something wrong."

* With Moreno possibly out, Jon Flanagan - who missed Thursday's Europa League game with Man Utd - will probably come into the starting XI.

Probable lineup:

--------------- Mignolet
Flanagan --- Sakho -- Lovren ---- Clyne
-------- Hendo -- Can -- Allen
---------- Lallana - Coutinho
-------------- Sturridge

'Brilliant' striker Daniel Sturridge hasn't scored from open play in 6.5 hours of football, and since returning from injury, he has just one open-play goal in seven games. As such, Klopp may spring a surprise and select Origi instead, but that makes little sense considering the Belgian's goal record is even worse (One goal in the last 11 games)


You have until Sunday 13:30PM (GMT) to participate.

* 20 Points: First goalscorer (either team)

* 30 Points: Liverpool player with the lowest passing accuracy.

* 40 Points: Collective LFC free-kicks.

* 100 Point Triple-Whammy: Goalscorer + passing accuracy + free kicks

* The Sgt. Blain Cooper Mega-Bonus: 150 points. Perfect score + Goalscorer + passing accuracy + free kicks.

Author: Jaimie K


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