Southampton vs Liverpool LIVE commentary: Reds look to end disappointing season on a high – kick-off time, team news and how to follow
Liverpool will be looking to end a disappointing season in the Premier League and secure a seventh victory in their last nine games.
The Reds will play in the Europa League next year after Newcastle and Manchester United got the points they needed to seal Champions League football.
But Jurgen Klopp hopes he can still lure top players to Anfield this summer despite the absence of elite European football.
Meanwhile, Southampton will want this campaign to end as soon as possible.
The Saints’ 11-year run in the top flight is coming to an end and they have lost eight of their last nine Premier League games.
This should also be Ruben Selles’ last game in charge, with talkSPORT understanding that Russell Martin will soon be confirmed as the new Saints boss.
Southampton vs Liverpool: talkSPORT coverage
This final Premier League clash of the season is set to take place on Sunday, May 28.
Kick off at St Mary’s is scheduled for 4.30pm.
talkSPORT will have live coverage from the South Coast, with Ben Jacobs providing commentary via the talkSPORT app.
talkSPORT.com will also have a live blog that will bring you all the matches from the final day.
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You can also listen through the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
Southampton vs Liverpool: team news
The Saints are without Romain Perraud after the Frenchman picked up an ankle injury.
Armel Bella-Kotchap is out with a hamstring problem. Mohammed Salisu and Juan Larios will also not play a role.
But Che Adams could return from a calf problem to feature at St Mary’s.
Meanwhile, Klopp is expected to sound the changes but will be without Thiago Alcantara, Calvin Ramsay, Stefan Bajcetic and Naby Keita.
Ibrahima Konate is doubtful with illness and Andrew Robertson has a groin problem.
But Darwin Nunez has fully recovered from his foot injury and will be involved.
Southampton vs Liverpool: what was said?
Speaking about having nothing to play ahead of this game, Klopp said: “I’m not used to the last game days where everything is sorted.
“Usually everything is at stake, but we play the game to win it with envy and we have to see.
“I won’t take any risks with the players but we have a great squad, and in training we looked good.”
Southampton vs Liverpool: Facts of the game
- Southampton have lost 10 of their last 11 Premier League games to Liverpool apart from a 1-0 home win in January 2021.
- Liverpool have conceded just once in their last 13 Premier League games against Southampton, scoring just five goals in total since a 3-2 defeat at St Mary’s in March 2016.
- Southampton have lost their last league game in each of the last two seasons, losing 4-1 at Leicester last term and 3-0 at West Ham in 2020-21. They haven’t lost their last game in three consecutive campaigns since playing seven in a row between 1932-33 and 1938-39.
- Liverpool have won their last league game in each of the last six seasons, since a 1-1 draw at West Brom in 2015-16. Their last such defeat was a 6-1 hammering at Stoke in 2014-15.
- The side that finish bottom of the table (Southampton this season) have won their last Premier League game in just one of the last 20 campaigns, with Sheffield United beating Burnley 1-0 in 2020-21.
- Southampton are winless in their last 12 Premier League games (D3 L9). Only twice in their league history have they had a longer winless streak, playing 20 games between August and December 1969 and 17 games between November 1988 and March 1989.
- Liverpool have won their last three away games in the Premier League, as many as they have had in their first 15 on the road this season (D4 L8). They scored 11 goals in those three wins, as many as in their previous 13 away league matches.
- If he plays for Liverpool in this match, it will be James Milner’s 16th appearance on the final day of the Premier League season, the most common in the history of the competition (Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, Jamie Carragher and Gareth Barry also 16).
- Of all those who have scored at least 20 Premier League goals combined in the past three seasons, Southampton’s James Ward-Prowse has scored the lowest percentage in home games, scoring just six of his 26 goals in that time at St Mary’s Stadium (23%).
- Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been involved in 17 goals in 14 Premier League games since early March (11 goals, 6 assists), more than any other player in the competition at this time.
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