Team News: Southampton
The hosts have their own deadly striker in former Liverpool man Danny Ings, who has had a direct hand in 38 Premier League goals for the club since Hasenhuttl’s arrival in December 2018.
Ings returned to the starting lineup last time out and should lead the line again, but Jannik Vestergaard and Nathan Redmond remain sidelined.
Southampton possible starting lineup:
McCarthy; Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Stephens, Bertrand; Armstrong, Ward-Prowse, Romeu, Walcott; Adams, Ings
Southampton Premier League form: WWDLDD
Team News: Liverpool
Liverpool were able to finally welcome Thiago Alcantara back into the fold against Newcastle, and the Spain international could be set for only his second start of the season here.
Georginio Wijnaldum was rested last time out and so could return, while Xherdan Shaqiri also made his comeback as a late sub in that match as Liverpool’s midfield injury worries begin to ease.
Naby Keita is still sidelined, though, and it is in defence where the main issues lie with Joel Matip joining Virgil van Dijk, Joe Gomez and Kostas Tsimikas on the treatment table.
Nat Phillips could start alongside Fabinho at the heart of the defence again, although Rhys Williams provides another option at centre-back.
Mohamed Salah will be desperate to start again having scored seven goals in his six Premier League games against Southampton.
Liverpool possible starting lineup:
Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Phillips, Fabinho, Robertson; Thiago, Henderson, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mane
Liverpool Premier League form: WDWWDD
Liverpool form (all competitions): DDWWDD
Date: Monday 4th January, 2021
Time: 9:00 pm
Stadium St. Mary’s Stadium
Referee Andre Marriner (England)
Prediction: Southampton 1-3 Liverpool