Liverpool – Southampton 21.09.2013
Liverpool are the actual leaders on the table. They had the best start in a Premier League season.
With three consecutive victories and a draw they earned a point more than Arsenal and Tottenham. The fans are very satisfied and they even start dreaming about the title.
The striker Daniel Sturridge is the first player in Liverpool’s Premier League history who scored in the first four games. The Liverpool’s playmaker Philippe Coutinho will miss this match after a shoulder injury that got on the last match with Swansea City. In the defense line Glen Johnson, Aly Cissokho and Sebastian Coates are all sideline. The midfielder Joe Allen could be back after his recovering from an injury. This is the last 10th match which Liverpool will play without suspended Luis Suarez.
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Southampton came in this match with only one victory in the opening round. After that, they shared the points with Sunderland and failed to score against West Ham and Norwich City.
The fans still wait on the first goal of the new striker Pablo Daniel Osvaldo. He came from Serie A side Roma and the expectations were very big about him. The coach Mauricio Pochettino has a fully fit squad to choose from.
In the last four mutual matches when they played at Anfield Liverpool were better. The Reds have three victories on the last four mutual games at Anfield. Here are the results:
I believe the hosts will win. Liverpool have 22 shots on the target this season and is the second most in the league, while Southampton have only nine which is the lowest in the league. It is clear on which side the quality is. Plus, Liverpool have the home advantage.