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Strongest Liverpool Lineup To Face Southampton: Flanagan Comes Back Into The Starting XI

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Accept it or not, “The Klopp Factor” has definitely been established in Liverpool. Even though Klopp has a long way to go, he still is making this Liverpool team like the Dortmund team that used to tear defences with their counter attack. Liverpool come into this match after a buzzing game against old rivals Manchester United at Old Trafford and there could be no better feeling they can have then the one they are having right now. They have progressed to the last eight of the Europa league and in the process have become the first English team to Eliminate United in any competition in Europe.


Klopp was seen thanking all his fans and players post the match and would be looking to pump his players up again for the match against Saints on Sunday. With not above, a 6th place finish seems all the more possible and Klopp would be looking to field his best 11 again.

  1. Mignolet
    Made a couple of good saves against United and would be looking to carry his form in to the Southampton match. The save he made of a Lingard header was one of the reminders of what the Belgian international is capable of.
  2. Clyne
    Was poor in the United game but he has been otherwise good this season. He is Liverpool’s first choice right back and would be looking to make a good performance against Saints. Roy Hodgson would definitely be looking out for his performance and Clyne has to make sure he impresses him.
  3. Lovren
    Even though Martin Skrtel has returned from injury you don’t expect him to replace Lovren. Lovren was one of the best performers in the United game and Klopp should be looking to start him against Southampton.
  4. Sakho
    One of the pillars in the United match. He was everywhere in defence for Liverpool. He single headedly denied Manchester United a string of opportunities and would be looking to carry that for into the next game
  5. Flanagan
    With Klopp releasing a statement that he is getting to sign Flanagan a new 3-year contract, there is no doubt about his love for the young full back. The Englishmen would be trying to impress both club and national coach.
  6. Lallana
    Was impressive in the last match and Klopp would definitely try to build up on that. He was brilliant in the second half and gave good passes to the Liverpool attackers.
  7. Henderson
    Henderson would be again given a more of a defensive role like in the last match. He marked Fellaini quite well and Klopp definitely took notice of that.
  8. Can
    Was brilliant in the last game. Picked out a beautiful pass for Coutinho and ended United’s hopes. He offers a certain creativity which is highly hailed by Klopp and he should definitely feature in the starting 11 against the Saints.
  9. Coutinho
    The Brazilian is having a good run of form. He impressed in both legs of the Europa League match against United and produced a world-class finish in the second leg.
  10. Firmino
    He has become a lethal weapon under Klopp. From being an attacking midfielder he has changed to a false number 9 and is performing the duty with ease.
  11. Sturridge
    This one seems a bit tough. Sturridge was an unused substitute in the match against Pace, started in the first leg against United and impressed and was absolutely poor in the second leg. Klopp would still giving him a start and try to get his number one striker to form as soon as possible.