How will Liverpool line-up for this crucial ‘six pointer’, as the Reds chase a top four spot…
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers will have to decide whether to include Raheem Sterling and Lazar Markovic in his team for the crucial Premier League clash against Southampton, as the pair return from injury and suspension respectively.
Sterling played a cameo role in Thursday’s 1-0 win over Besiktas, but should be fit to start on Sunday. Markovic was serving the first game of a four match ban that night, but the suspension only applies to European games.
With Steven Gerrard and Lucas Leiva still out, here’s who we think Rodgers will go for:
GK) Simon Mignolet
The Belgian keeper has been in fine form since the turn of the year, and with Brad Jones still out there is no threat to his place in the team.
DRC) Emre Can
The young German has been linked with a move into the midfield, but it’s hard to see Brendan Rodgers experimenting in such a big game.
DLC) Mamadou Sakho
A dominant presence in the back three in recent games, he’ll comfortably keep Dejan Lovren out of the team against his former side.
DC) Martin Skrtel
Arguably the worst of Liverpool’s back three in recent matches, he’ll need a very good game here against quality opposition.