Liverpool will aim to close the gap on leaders Chelsea to one point when they host Southampton in one of Saturday’s 15:00 kick-offs in the Premier League (Liverpool 2/7, Draw 5/1, Southampton 9/1 – Match Betting).
There are three games getting underway at the traditional time with the Reds’ Anfield clash against the Saints standing out as Jurgen Klopp’s side look to move second with another victory.
Liverpool followed up last week’s 4-0 success over Arsenal with a professional 2-0 home win over Porto in the Champions League in midweek and welcome Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, who were beaten 2-1 by struggling Norwich City last time out.
Hasenhuttl knows Saints will likely be up against it at Anfield but he pointed to Brighton’s recent 2-2 draw as evidence teams can cause Klopp’s men problems with the right gameplan.
He said: “It’s not easy but we’ve shown that we can threaten the big teams. It’s not impossible. I’ve seen Brighton get points there, but 99 times out of 100, if you go two goals down you lose to them.”
James Milner, Andy Robertson and Divock Origi all returned from injury as subs against Porto, while Jordan Henderson and Diogo Jota are also fit again but Joe Gomez, Roberto Firmino, Naby Keita and Curtis Jones are all still absent for the home side.
Southampton should have wingers Nathan Redmond and Moussa Djenepo back but midfielder Stuart Armstrong remains out with a calf problem.
Also at 15:00, Crystal Palace, who are unbeaten in seven league games, host Aston Villa, who are looking for back-to-back wins with Steven Gerrard in charge (Palace 5/4, Draw 12/5, Villa 23/10 – Match Betting).
Gerrard got off to a winning start against Brighton last weekend and is boosted by the return to fitness of midfielder Douglas Luiz from a hamstring injury, while Morgan Sanson is also available but Bertrand Traore and Trezeguet are out.
Odsonne Edouard has shaken off a knock for Patrick Vieira’s side but Nathan Ferguson is still unavailable.
Norwich got off to a winning start under Dean Smith when they edged out Southampton last weekend and the Canaries are after three wins on the spin when they host Wolves, who impressively beat West Ham 1-0 in their last game (Norwich 11/4, Draw 23/10, Wolves 23/20 – Match Betting).
Christoph Zimmermann is ruled out through injury for Smith’s men, while Wolves are still without Pedro Neto, Yerson Mosquera and Jonny and Willy Boly for the trip to Carrow Road.