19 Nov 2016

Confirmed Teams: £26m Liverpool star out; 'exceptional' attacker dumped; massive injury boost for Klopp

Liverpool attacker Philippe Coutinho is fit to face Southampton at St. Mary's today.

FULL TEAM: Karius, Clyne, Matip, Lovren, Milner, Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum, Coutinho, Mane, Firmino

SUBS: Mignolet, Moreno, Origi, Klavan, Sturridge, Grujic, Lucas

SOUTHAMPTON: Forster, Soares, Van Dijk, Fonte, Bertrand, Davis, Romeu, Højbjerg, Boufal, Redmond, Austin

* As expected, Wijnaldum comes in for Lallana, but there's no place for 'exceptional' striker Daniel Sturridge, who is left on the bench despite scoring for England during the international break.

* Coutinho starts the game, and hopefully he's 100% fit as the last thing he needs is to be rushed back with a slight injury niggle.

* Jan Molby's view: "From open play, Liverpool will create chances and score goals and I think it will be another three points. It’s always a tricky fixture but I’m not sure they [Southampton] got enough any more".

Probable formation:

----------- Karius
Clyne --- Matip - Lovren --- Milner
--- Can ---- Hendo -- Wijnaldum
---- Mane - Firmino - Coutinho

* Lallana: Cost £26m.


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