Liverpool: Does Klopp need to sign defender in January?
Liverpool will be hoping to get back to winning ways when they take on Southampton on Monday night. But Jurgen Klopp’s side have failed to win their last two matches, and have seen their lead at the top the tablet cut down.
Liverpool have suffered shock draws against West Bromwich Albion and Newcastle United in their last two matches.
If Manchester United win their game in hand, they’ll now be level on points with Liverpool at the top of the table.
But the Reds will be big favourites when they clash with Southampton on Monday.
The Saints haven’t won in their last four league matches, despite their excellent start to the season.
Southampton vs Liverpool team news
Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl faces Liverpool with two key players absent.
Defender Jannik Vestergaard picked up a knee injury on Boxing Day, and could be out for up to four weeks.
Nathan Redmond is also expected to miss the game against Liverpool.
The winger has a hip injury with no target return date.
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Liverpool still have a number of players out of action through injury.
Diogo Jota isn’t expected back until the start of February, while Joel Matip was also injured in the 0-0 draw against Newcastle last time out.
Naby Keita has added another problem to his injury list, but could be available for the game against the Saints.
Joe Gomez and Virgil van Dijk remain on the long-term injury list.
What time does Southampton vs Liverpool kick off?
The Premier League match kicks off at 8pm GMT on Monday, January 4.
What TV channel Southampton vs Liverpool on?
The match will be broadcast live on UK TV by Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League.
Pre-match build-up will begin from 7pm.
How to live stream Southampton vs Liverpool
Existing Sky Sports subscribers will be able to live stream the match.
Simply download the Sky Go app, and you’ll be able to watch the match live on your mobile, tablet, or laptop.
What’s been said?
Hasenhuttl said: “I must say it was the end of a very good year for us.
“It’s really a good 2020, apart from the general situation of not having a normal life for everybody, but I hope this will come back and we will end this season in a different way to what we have at the moment.”
Klopp said: “We have to stay disciplined. 2020 had one highlight and a lot of challenges – that was becoming champions and all the rest were big, big challenges.
“We will face a few more challenges in life, but I am quite happy that 2020 is nearly over now, to be honest. Apart from becoming champions, it is not a year I will think a lot about in the future.”
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