With the end of the season, it is an end of the road for Southampton and next year we won’t be seeing the Saints competing with the top clubs of England. Their last fixture is scheduled against Liverpool. The Reds have struggled for the whole season as a mid-table club but as the end came closer, the club's perseverance gave them a confirmed spot in the next season of the Europa League.
Southampton are at the bottom of the Premier League points table, and they have been officially relegated. However, they will be hoping to give their fans something to cheer for in the final game by aiming for a win.
Liverpool's recent form have been quite impressive, as they are currently on a 10-match unbeaten streak. They are expected to finish the season in the fifth spot unless Manchester United loses their last two games. In the event that this occurs, the Reds will secure the fourth spot to conclude the season.
The Saints will be facing their third relegation from the Premier League and now the management has a huge task to revive the future of the club and bring it back to the Premier League. Since the beginning of the season, Southampton was struggling to make an impact in the league and they have just scored 6 wins. The Saints witnessed a 3-1 loss against Brighton but their hopes will be high to end the season on a positive note against Liverpool.
Romain Perraud (ankle), Armel Bella-Kotchap (thigh), Juan Larios (thigh), Mohammed Salisu (groin) and Valentino Livramento (fitness) are all out of action because of their respective injuries.
Predicted Lineup: Bazunu, Walker-Peters, Bednarek, Lyanco, Maitland-Niles, Ward-Prowse, Lavia, Sulemana, Alcaraz, S. Armstrong, Mara
The last phase of the 2022-23 season of the Premier League has come out to be positive for the Reds. With consecutive wins and a draw against Aston Villa, they have reached the Europa League spot in the point table. With Roberto Firmino already receiving the farewell, Klopp is expected to make significant changes in the starting XI against Southampton.
Darwin Nunez has not recovered from his toe problem and is expected to be absent for the last game of the season.
Predicted Lineup: Alisson, Alexander-Arnold, Konate, Van Dijk, Robertson, Henderson, Fabinho, Jones, Salah, Gakpo, Diaz
Since it's the last game of the season for both clubs, they will be motivated to register a win. However, Southampton are struggling with their attack but Liverpool are expected to be at their best. We predict a win for Liverpool on Sunday.