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Liverpool vs Southampton - Premier League preview and team news


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By Stephen Donovan

Sunday 17 August 2014

Liverpool and Southampton have done a lot of transfer business together over the summer, but they meet at Anfield on Sunday aiming to get the new season off to a winning start.



Having lost Luis Suarez to Barcelona in a £75m deal, winning their first Premier League title this season would be an even bigger achievement than had they done so last term. They still have Daniel Sturridge to provide a finishing touch, but they could struggle if gets injured.


The defence was the main concern last season, and the signing of former Saints star Dejan Lovren could make a difference as Brendan Rodgers strives to find the right balance between defence and attack.


The visitors have seen five of their star players leave, but have since set about re-strengthening their squad as Ronald Koeman prepares for his first competitive game in charge. The former Feyenoord boss has brought in two of the leading scorers in the Dutch Eredivisie last season, and on Thursday signed Shane Long for £12m, so they are undoubtedly capable of giving the Reds a scare.


Former Southampton captain Adam Lallana misses out due to injury, but Rickie Lambert could feature along with Lovren. Fellow new signings Emre Can and Javier Manquillo are also in line to make their debuts, but Lazar Markovic is doubtful.


Jay Rodriguez is still out for the away side, but Dusan Tadic, Graziano Pelle, Fraser Forster, Saphir Taider and Ryan Bertrand could all play a part for their new club.


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