Our prediction for this Premier League match:
After dropping two points in a 1-1 draw with Aston Villa, Liverpool will look to finish the season in great manner when they take on Southampton on Sunday afternoon. The Reds are eyeing their fourth consecutive win on the road and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play. The visitors will be without Thiago Alcantara, Darwin Nunez, Naby Keita, and Stefan Bajcetic in the last game of the season.
As always, the opposition back-line should have Mohamed Salah at bay as the Egypt forward has netted 19 goals so far this term, while providing 11 assists for his teammates. The Saints, on the other hand, are low on confidence after failing to secure the Premier League survival. Anyhow, Liverpool are more of a team than Southampton and we predict that Jurgen Klopp’s troops are going to prove their worth on the field. All Perraud, Salisu, Larios, Bella-Kotchap, and Che Adams should miss out with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Mohamed Salah):
Mohamed Salah is considered one of the best African players. Salah began his senior career at El Mokawloon, scoring 11 goals in 41 league appearances for the club and in 2012 he moved to Europe, signing a four-year deal with Swiss side Basel.
The pacey winger, who is capable of playing as a striker as well was producing outstanding displays for the RotBlau from 2012 to 2014 and, as a result, Chelsea chiefs decided to sign him on 26 January, 2015 for a fee of £11 million. Mohamed Salah, though, failed to impress in the Premier league and one year later he was sent on loan to Fiorentina.
After making 16 league appearances for the Viola in the Serie A, the left-footed winger signed a loan deal with Roma on 6 August, 2015. The Romans made the contract permanent on 3 August, 2016. Speaking of his international career, Salah made his Egypt debut on 3 September, 2011 in a 2-1 loss to Sierra Leone. It has to be noted that he was named Roma’s player of the season (2015/2016).
Highlighted Team (Southampton):
Southampton are an English football club that have been playing their home games at St Mary's Stadium since 2001. The Saints were based at The Dell in the past and the capacity of Southampton’s new stadium is 32,505. Southampton wear red and white striped shirts and the colour of the team’s away kit is navy and green.
The Saints have yet to win the Premier League trophy, but they did well to clinch the FA Cup title back in 1976, while participating in the final of the prestigious competition in 1900, 1902 and 2003. Southampton outplayed Manchester United in the 1976 FA Cup final and that is probably the club’s greatest victory ever.
The club are well known for their football academy and Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale is one of the players who began their football carrier at the St. Mary’s Stadium outfit. Southampton’s fiercest rivals are Portsmouth and the two teams square off against each other in the South Coast Derby.