Liverpool need to get back to their defensive best against Arsenal

Liverpool need to get back to their defensive best against Arsenal

Liverpool came close to winning the Premier League last season and a huge reason for that was their defensive quality. The Reds managed to keep 21 clean sheets from 38 matches over the course of the campaign. Virgil van Dijk went on to win the PFA Player of the Year award, with his performances standing out in the heart of the back four at Anfield. It was expected that they would go on to have a similar record this season, …
Jaded Liverpool Make a Narrow Escape at St. Mary’s

Jaded Liverpool Make a Narrow Escape at St. Mary’s

Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool took on one of his least favoured opponents away from home today.  The Reds travelled to St. Mary’s to take on the Saints, who are one of only three teams to have beaten Klopp’s Liverpool thrice in England. As expected, it was a difficult outing for the Reds. It was a game where a brilliant Firmino goal was bookended by two goals from two players scoring against their former employers. For Southampton, it was their first home …
Southampton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton vs Liverpool Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

It is the season of German managers in the English Premier League. There are a bunch of them this season, and they are going head to head early on in the season. After the Klopp vs Farke matchup last weekend, this matchday we will see Klopp vs Hasenhüttl as Southampton host Liverpool on Saturday afternoon. Southampton come into this game, fresh from a 3-0 loss against Burnley in their first league game of the season. In that game, they went …
Southampton vs Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Team News & Prediction

Southampton vs Tottenham Preview | Key Men, Team News & Prediction

Tottenham are back in Premier League action after an impressive victory in the Champions League against Borussia Dortmund. During recent weeks, they have showed signs of slowing down, taking only one point from their last three matches in the Premier League. This weekend, they travel to Southampton with the focus being on returning to winning ways in the league. The home side showed that they can be a difficult nut to crack against Manchester United last weekend and will pose …
Arsenal vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Arsenal vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Key Players & Prediction

Arsenal are coming off an important Thursday night victory over BATE Borisov, sending the Gunners through to the last 16 of the Europa League. Advancing in Europe will come as a relief after an incredibly poor first leg, but they'll have to move on and refocus on their domestic competition. The race for the top four is incredibly tight and they cannot afford to drop points at home to teams like Southampton if they are going to finish inside that …
Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

Southampton vs Arsenal Preview | Stats, Key Men and Team News

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s new era at Southampton did not get off to a great start. The Saints lost 1-0 away to relegation rivals Cardiff City. Their next match will be significantly tougher as they host top four contenders Arsenal. Southampton need points and they need them soon, only off the bottom of the table on goal difference. They’re only three points from safety, but, with only one win all season, three points seem like a mountain at the moment. This would …
Tottenham vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham vs Southampton Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Tottenham will be looking to bounce back from their North London derby defeat with a win over managerless Southampton on Wednesday night. The match at Wembley comes at a great time for the home side, as they have an opportunity to recover so quickly after their loss on Sunday. It was a wake-up call for the Spurs' supporters, as it was a reminder that they aren't at the level of Manchester City or Liverpool. A title challenge is likely beyond …
Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Southampton vs Chelsea Preview | Team News, Stats & Key Men

Chelsea will be looking to get back to winning ways in the Premier League after two successive draws. They face a difficult trip to Southampton, who are capable of earning a result against one of the big clubs. They will be competing for different things this season, but any one team is capable of beating any other in the Premier League. The home side will take confidence from West Ham United who managed to take a point against the Blues …
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