It might be a bit early for this but I'm excited! Can't wait to watch the lads come out again and play the way they've been doing.
Southampton are 16th on the table. Only 4 points above the relegation zone. They'll give it it there all and try to stay up. Teams fighting to avoid relegation are usually very dangerous.
Southampton Form: DWLLD
Liverpool Form: DLWWW
Southampton have been decent at home they recently beat Man City 3-1. Earlier the held Arsenal to a draw and defeated Newcastle as well. They've also had a couple of closely fought matches with Tottenham (1-2) and Man United (2-3).
So, I doubt it will be a walk in the park.
Last time we defeated them at their home was in Jan 2003. Here's how the last five games turned out:
01.12.2012 Liverpool 1-0 Southampton
22.01.2005 Southampton 2-0 Liverpool
28.12.2004 Liverpool 1-0 Southampton
14.03.2004 Southampton 2-0 Liverpool
13.12.2003 Liverpool 1-2 Southampton
I'm expecting Reina to return for this one. Borini is still out. No major injuries for Southampton either so they'll be able to field their best 11 as well.
We'll need to watch out for Ricky Lambert who has scored 12 goals for Southampton and is their highest goal scorer this season and the second highest in assists (4). Also, another key player to watch out for would be Adam Lallana who has 5 assists to his name this season.
As far as the starting lineup goes I'm thinking we should stick with the same winning team.
I'm expecting Sterling, Henderson and Allen to be on the bench for sure. However, I'd also love to see Suso get some game time later on in the game. He's doing well. Just scored a couple of goals in a recent U21 game.