Liverpool is headed to St. Mary’s Stadium to take on Southampton with hopes of sweeping the series. They will face off against one another at 2:45 p.m. ET on Tuesday. The Reds have a defense that allows only 0.67 goals per game, so Southampton’s offense will have their work cut out for them.
It was all tied up 1-1 at the half for Liverpool and Aston Villa last week, but Liverpool stepped up in the second half for a 2-1 win.
Meanwhile, Southampton received a tough blow two weeks ago as they fell 3-0 to Brentford.
Everything went Liverpool’s way against Southampton in the teams’ previous meeting last November as they made off with a 4-0 victory. The rematch might be a little tougher for Liverpool since the team won’t have home-field advantage. We’ll see if the change in venue makes a difference.
Liverpool have won eight out of their last 11 games against Southampton.
How to watch Liverpool vs. Southampton (English Premier League 2022)
Start time: Tuesday’s match will kick off at 2:45 p.m. EST at St. Mary’s Stadium in Southampton, England.
TV Channel: The match will air on USA Network in English as well as NBC Universo in Spanish.
Live stream options: NBC Sports Live | Peacock Premium | Sling | fuboTV – Cable subscribers can use the login credentials from the TV provider to watch via NBC Sports Live and the NBC Sports app. If you don’t have cable, Premier League matches are also available streaming via Peacock Premium and are not available via the service’s free tier. You can also watch the match with streaming services like Sling and fuboTV.
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Liverpool is heading into the 61st game of a potentially history-making season and the intensity of the schedule is taking its toll on the players.
“They are pretty much sleeping on their massage beds,” Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said Monday.
The problem is, the games are getting bigger and bigger for Klopp’s team. And staying in contention for an unprecedented quadruple of major trophies is getting harder and harder.
It’s two down, two to go for Liverpool after winning the FA Cup on Saturday — in a penalty shootout against Chelsea — to add to its League Cup triumph from February. The team is already booked in for the Champions League final against Real Madrid on May 28.
Attaining the third leg of the quadruple before that is the toughest ask, simply because the Premier League title is out of Liverpool’s hands with Manchester City four points clear heading into the final week of the campaign.
City’s 2-2 draw at West Ham on Sunday allows Liverpool the chance to trim the gap to one point by beating Southampton on Tuesday, before the two title rivals play their last games on Sunday.
But Klopp is being realistic.
“I don’t know the last time City dropped points two games in a row, historically,” he said.
Well, that hasn’t happened in the league this season. It last happened in December 2020, when back-to-back draws — against Manchester United and West Bromwich Albion — preceded a run of 21 straight wins in all competitions.
But Klopp doesn’t just need Aston Villa, managed by Liverpool great Steve Gerrard, to pull off a major upset on Sunday. He also needs Liverpool to beat Southampton and then Wolverhampton, a task Klopp says won’t be easy given the tiredness in his players’ legs.
While Liverpool is playing barely three days after 120 intense minutes against Chelsea, Southampton will have had 10 days since its most recent game and is known for its high-energy, heavy-pressing style of play under Ralph Hasenhuttl.
Southampton drew both of its games against City this season and beat Liverpool at home last season.
“They’ll be completely fresh,” Klopp said. “We cannot go there, fall into this game and go, ‘What’s going on here?’ Southampton is a really well-drilled team, full of energy … and playing their last home game of the season.”