Liverpool face a must-win clash in their trip to Southampton this week.

The Reds know a defeat would confirm Manchester City as Premier League champions while a draw would all but do the same given City’s superior goal difference.

Liverpool face a must win against Southampton but could be without Mo Salah

City were held to a 2-2 draw by West Ham over the weekend while Liverpool claimed FA Cup glory so the Reds should be brimming with confidence.

They will also be facing a Southampton with very little to play for apart from pride on the south coast.

A Liverpool win would mean the title race between them and City will go down to the final day of the season again.

Jurgen Klopp’s side then take on Wolves on Sunday while City host Steven Gerrard’s Aston Villa.

Southampton v Liverpool: Date and how to watch

This Premier League clash will take place on Tuesday, May 17 and kick-off at St Mary’s is set for 7:45pm.

It will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Premier League with coverage starting at 7pm.

Sky Sports customers can live stream this via the app using their mobile, tablet or computer devices.

If not, you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass from NowTV for £9.99.

Updates will also be live on talkSPORT throughout the afternoon while will be running a live blog for all the action.

To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2, click  HERE for the live stream.

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Liverpool claimed FA Cup glory over the weekend

Southampton v Liverpool: Team news

Tino Livramento remains a long-term absentee for Southampton but the Saints have no further issues to contend with.

Meanwhile, Liverpool pair Mohamed Salah and Virgil Van Dijk both remain doubtful for the trip to the south coast.

The key duo were forced off injured in the FA Cup final with Salah suffering a groin injury in the first half and Van Dijk withdrawing before extra time with a knee issue.

Full assessments on both players are still to be made.

Fabinho is out with a muscle injury.

Southampton v Liverpool: What has been said?

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp: “I am really looking forward to the game.

“Is it a big chance? I wouldn’t say so because I don’t know when City last dropped points two games in a row.

“I don’t expect City to drop points but that has no influence on our game tomorrow. 

“In an ideal world we’ll go into the last match one point behind.”

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Southampton v Liverpool: Match stats

Liverpool have won seven of their eight midweek (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) Premier League games this season (L1). However, one of their two defeats overall in the competition this term came on a Tuesday (0-1 v Leicester).Southampton have lost their final home league game in three of the last five seasons (W1 D1), going down 2-0 against Leeds last season. Saints had only lost their final such home game in three of the previous 30 campaigns.Southampton’s eight home Premier League wins over Liverpool have been won by eight different managers (Branfoot, Ball, Strachan, Sturrock, Redknapp, Pochettino, Koeman & Hasenhüttl). The last Saints manager to win consecutive home league games against Liverpool was Chris Nicholl, in 1989-90 and 1990-91.Liverpool have won eight of their last nine league games against Southampton, netting at least twice in each victory. However, the exception was a 1-0 defeat in this exact fixture last season.Southampton won this exact fixture 1-0 last season, with Saints last winning consecutive home league games against Liverpool between March 2004 and March 2013 (three in a row).Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been involved in 10 goals in nine Premier League games against Southampton (7 goals, 3 assists), averaging a goal or assist every 79 minutes against them.Liverpool have scored a league-high 15 headed Premier League goals this season, while only Leicester have conceded more headers than Southampton this term.Liverpool have conceded the first goal in their last two Premier League games, coming back to draw 1-1 with Tottenham and beat Aston Villa 2-1. They last conceded first in three consecutive games while avoiding defeat each time back in October/November 2019, during their title winning campaign.Southampton have won just one of their last 10 Premier League games (D2 L7), with their 1-0 victory against Arsenal last month also their only clean sheet in this run.Southampton’s 3-0 loss at Brentford last time out means they’ve now conceded at least 60 goals in each of their last four Premier League campaigns – they’d only conceded 60+ in four of their previous 16 38-game seasons in the competition.


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