Liverpool out to start 2021 on the right foot


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2020-21 English Premier League

Matchday 17 of 38

Southampton vs Liverpool  

St Mary's Stadium 
Southampton, England
Monday, 04 January 2021
Kick-off is at 23:00
 
Defending champions Liverpool will be eager to start the new year with a bang when they take aim at Southampton in a 2020-21 English Premier League match on Monday evening. 
 
Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp
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The Saints go into back-to-back home games against West Ham United and Liverpool on the back of a 0-0 draw at Fulham as their winless run in the league extended to three matches. 
 
Liverpool were also held to a draw (1-1) at home to West Brom before away fixtures to Newcastle United and Southampton. The result against a team in 19th place on the league standings came as a surprise and denied the Reds a chance to move five points clear at the top. 
 
"It does (feel like a defeat), but we have a point more than before so that's completely fine," Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp told reporters.

"The boys are more angry than anything else because they know it wasn't perfect but that's it ... now we have to play the next game in three days.

"We have to be disciplined as well, in a different way. We have to do both, being offensive, active, creative and defensive. In the end, we drew a Premier League game, that can happen."
 
Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah
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Liverpool took six points off Southampton last season. The Reds defeated their hosts 2-1 at St Mary's before cruising to a 4-0 victory at Anfield as they extended their winning run in this fixture to six matches. 
 

Southampton vs Liverpool head-to-head statistics:


Matches played: 89
Southampton wins: 23
Liverpool wins: 45
Draws: 21
 

English Premier League fixtures, matchday 17: 

 
Friday, 01 January  
 
20:30 - Everton vs West Ham United 
23:00 - Manchester United vs Aston Villa 
 
Saturday, 02 January 
 
15:30 - Tottenham Hotspur vs Leeds United 
18:00 - Crystal Palace vs Sheffield United 
20:30 - Brighton & Hove Albion vs Wolves 
23:00 - West Brom vs Arsenal 
 
Sunday, 03 January 
 
15:00 - Burnley vs Fulham 
17:15 - Newcastle United vs Leicester City 
19:30 - Chelsea vs Manchester City 
 
Monday, 04 January 
 
23:00 - Southampton vs Liverpool 

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Published: 12/30/2020