Latest Liverpool Southampton odds from the Premier League with Daniel Sturridge once again popular in the first, last and anytime goalscorer betting markets, Paddy Power report.
Liverpool remain a single point at the top of the Premier League following their 2-2 draw against Swansea at the Liberty last Monday, however their second half performance left a lot be desired as the Reds were left hanging on after the break.
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Brendan Rogers’s side have had one of their best starts to a Premier League campaign, securing three 1-0 wins on the bounce while drawing with Swansea at the Liberty Stadium last week 2-2.
Despite leading at the break Liverpool came under immense pressure in the second half to come away from Wales with a point.
This rear guard action will have pleased the Liverpool manager, however nothing less than three points will be expected Saturday as they entertain Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton side.
Daniel Sturridge will be looking to continue his fine form in front of goal as he became the first Liverpool player to score in the first four games of a Premier League season, however he may find his chances limited after the main influence and supply line in midfield Phillipe Coutinho was ruled out for two months with a shoulder injury suffered against Swansea.
With his absence Brendan Rogers’s side look a little short of a creative influence in midfield and this may not be as one sided as the Liverpool price of 8/13 suggests.
Mauricio Pochettino’s Southampton have begun their season solidly without setting the world on fire, conceding only two goals so far in their four games so far this campaign, and in Rickie Lambert, Adam Lallana and Dani Osvaldo they have a real threat going forward.
The Saints have already beaten West Brom away this season and although Liverpool are streets ahead in terms of quality they could prove stubborn resistance at Anfield.
The loss of Coutinho in midfield should not be underestimated and scoring goals could be a problem, especially with Luis Suarez still out banned.
Another close game should be on the cards and it would not surprise if a single goal separated the sides.
8/13 on the home win does not exactly set the pulses racing, however the 6/1 on offer for 1-0 Liverpool in the correct score betting offers more than a touch of value considering the solid defensive displays by both sides this season.
Of course, both Liverpool home games so far this season have ended with a Liverpool win by the solitary goal and it would be no surprise to see a similar outcome.