James Ward-Prowse‘s free-kicks in training
Liverpool are visiting Southampton this evening hoping to restore their three-point lead at the top of the Premier League table. There were wins this weekend for many of the chasing pack, with Tottenham, Manchester City and Leicester all closing the gap to the league leaders and Manchester United drawing level on 33 points, but Liverpool have the superior goal difference and can reassert their position with victory at St Mary’s.
Southampton have struggled for form in recent weeks and are without a win in their past four league games, a run which has seen Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side drop from second in the table to ninth. However, the return of Danny Ings to the starting line-up after injury has given Saints a boost and they will be hopeful he can inflict some damage on his former club tonight.
Follow all the latest updates from the Premier League meeting at St Mary’s below.
As for Liverpool, they remain top – but they’ve also lost their edge, and their lead. Manchester United are now level on points and second on goal difference behind the Reds, following uninspiring draws against West Brom and Newcastle. That said, prior to those results they did displace Spurs at the top with a win and then crack off a record-breaking 7-0 win away to Palace, so it’s far from all bad.
Karl Matchett4 January 2021 18:34
It has all gone a little stale for Saints of late; they’re still in the mix for European spots and sit ninth in the table, three points off fourth – but they also haven’t won in the last four or scored in the last three. 13 December was their last win, against bottom club Sheffield United.
Karl Matchett4 January 2021 18:32
Evening folks – action at the top of the table this evening, as Southampton host Liverpool.
Karl Matchett4 January 2021 18:26