Sky Sports football expert Charlie Nicholas has given his prediction for the upcoming Premier League match between Liverpool and Southampton.
“The Liverpool machine just rolls on. I did think they looked a little on edge against Wolves but they got through again and then strolled through at West Ham with minimum stress. The graft and determination is there and a break is just around the corner. They will not worry about the FA Cup scenario and have some time off.”
“Southampton have been impressive. Ralph Hasenhuttl is brilliant – I did not see the need to get rid of him or ever think he was under any pressure in his position. He has been courageous and he has the energy back in Southampton. He has Danny Ings, Nathan Redmond and Shane Long all playing well for him. I think he may go with a back five for the Liverpool match – who can blame him?
“Saints are dangerous, but when Liverpool pin teams in, they do not let you off the hook and it is the wide men that do that to you. There is no relief through the midfield either. I can’t see this machine faltering. I am so impressed.”
Place in PL table – 1
Previous match – West Ham United – Liverpool 0-2
Place in PL table – 9
Previous match – Crystal Palace – Southampton 0-2