Liverpool v Southampton odds, team news & free bets – Reds look for convincng home win

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Liverpool will get their campaign underway with a club they have become very familiar with over the summer, Southampton later today.

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Three of the new faces on display at Anfield this season have made the trip up from the south coast with two of them, Dejan Lovren and Rickie Lambert set to feature on Sunday with Adam Lallana out injured.

In addition to Lallana, Liverpool will also be without fellow summer signing Lazar Markovic (ankle) with the pair set to resume full training next week while Jon Flanagan (knee) and Daniel Agger (calf) both miss out.

Southampton meanwhile will only be a shadow of the side that won 1-0 at Anfield last season. Of the team that started that day only Artur Boruc, Nathan Clyne, Jose Fonte, Morgan Schneiderlin and Victor Wanyama are in contention to start tomorrow.

The South Coast exodus, in addition to the aforementioned captures by Liverpool, has also seen Luke Shaw move to Manchester United, Pablo Osvaldo join Inter Milan and Callum Chambers move to Arsenal while Jay Rodriquez is out until October with injury.

Thankfully for Ronald Koeman, the man in charge following the departure of another member of staff, manager Mauricio Pochettino, there has been a number of arrivals.

The former Feyenoord manager is poised to hand a number of debuts on Sunday with Shane Long, a £12 million signing from Hull, set to partner Graziano Pelle up front in a new long attack.

Dusan Tasic has the uneviable task of filling the shoes of Lallana while at the back new defensive acquisition Florin Gardos (hamstring) will have to wait for his opportunity to show he is the man to replace Lovren.

French International Schneiderlin is set to start despite interest from Spurs in his services. The want-away midfielder has been told he will not be sold this summer as the Saints build to retain some of the squad that impressed so much last season.

A lot of Southampton’s success in recent seasons has been down to the conveyor belt of talent coming through the academy and this season should see the breakthrough of Lloyd Isgrove. The 21 year old Welsh star has impressed in pre-season and could get an early chance to shine.

Trevor Keane is an Irish based sports writer and the author of Gaffers, 50 years of Irish Managers and Running through Walls, the Dave Langan Story.

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