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)

P. LEAGUE

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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