Liverpool are on a bit of a roll, having won their opening five league games of the new season and seeing off the challenge French giants Paris Saint-Germain in their first CL group game in midweek. Beating Southampton this weekend will see the Reds win their sixth straight Premier League game, a feat that has only previously been managed in the top flight by Newcastle, Man City and Chelsea.
Liverpool won the corresponding fixture between these two sides 3-0 last season thanks to a brace from Mo Salah and a second half strike from Philippe Coutinho.
Can Liverpool make it 6 wins out of 6 against Saints? Here is what the pundits have predicted for this clash.
Mark Lawrenson: Lawro has gone for a repeat of last season’s scoreline, predicting that Liverpool will beat Saints by three unanswered goals. Lawro’s celeb opponent for the weekend, Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, like him, has gone for a 3-0 win to the Reds
Paul Merson: Sky pundit Merson also reckons that Liverpool will be too strong for Southampton, and has also gone for a 3-0 scoreline in favour of the home side.
Michael Owen: Owen says he’ll be surprised if “Southampton stop the Red juggernaut”, and also backs Naby Keita to score his first PL goal for the Reds
Liverpool v Southampton Predictions Summary
Lawrenson: LFC 3-0 Saints
Merson: LFC 3-0 Saints
Ennis-Hill: LFC 3-0 Saints
Owen: LFC to win, Keita to score