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Liverpool vs Southampton Preview, Team News and Predicted Lineup and Scores

Initial Observations

On the last day of the 2022–23 Premier League season, Liverpool travels to already-relegated Southampton at St. Mary’s with nothing left to play for but dignity after seeing the last of their top-four ambitions dashed on Thursday night. Both teams’ final standings have already been determined, with Southampton destined for last place after a miserable season and Liverpool assured of finishing fifth. Due to their extremely disappointing seasons, Liverpool and Southampton will extremely disappointing seasons, they both will be eager to put the 2022–23 season behind them as soon as possible.

The opening two-thirds of the season did Liverpool the most harm, but they will head into the summer with some optimism after appearing to turn a corner with a current 10-match undefeated streak. Among them was a seven-game winning streak that was snapped at Anfield last time out against Aston Villa, a defeat that left their already tenuous Champions League ambitions hanging by a thread. Liverpool will play in the Europa League next season as a result of their lowest finish in any of Jurgen Klopp’s seven full seasons in charge, thanks to Manchester United’s rout of Chelsea on Thursday night, which placed the top four out of reach. Fifth place is still a decent finish, according to Klopp, when all things considered. Also Read:Barcelona beats 10-man Osasuna with the help of Jordi Alba’s goal.

Liverpool Team News 

Roberto Firmino, who scored in his farewell game at Anfield last weekend and was suitably serenaded by the home crowd, is the most significant departure announced so far. He will undoubtedly make his 362nd and final appearance for Liverpool at St Mary’s. The injury will prevent Naby Keita from playing in his own farewell game, but James Milner and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, two free agents, may find themselves in key positions.

 If they do, it will be James Milner’s record-tying 16th final-day appearance in the Premier League. Thiago Alcantara, Stefan Bajcetic, and Calvin Ramsay are still out injured, according to Klopp, who also stated that Ibrahima Konate (illness) and Andrew Robertson (groin) are both questionable for the encounter. But Darwin Nunez is back in full training and ought to be accessible for the guests.

Southhampton Team News

At the end of the current season, contracts for Mohamed Elyounoussi, Theo Walcott, and Willy Caballero expire, while moves for Romeo Lavia, Kyle Walker-Peters, and Che Adams have also been rumored. Adams won’t play on Sunday because of a calf injury, while Selles said in his pre-game news conference that Mohammed Salisu, Juan Larios, and Armel Bella-Kotchap are all out for the contest.

Paul Onuachu’s participation is also in doubt because of a back problem. Romain Perraud is still out for a while, but Tino Livramento will make a brief appearance after the game. Last Saturday, he played against Brighton & Hove Albion for 20 minutes, marking his first action in 392 days after suffering a devastating injury.

Predicted Lineups and Scores

Southampton possible starting lineup: McCarthy; Bree, Bednarek, Lyanco, Walker-Peters; Ward-Prowse, Lavia; Walcott, Alcaraz, Elyounoussi; Aribo

Liverpool possible starting lineup: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Milner, Fabinho, Oxlade-Chamberlain; Salah, Firmino, Diaz

As Liverpool form is been in recent matches i favor Liverpool to win.



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