Liverpool clamouring for points

Premier League: Southampton – Liverpool (Tuesday, 20:45)

Southampton face Liverpool on Tuesday. In their last game, Southampton had to endure another loss, their 14th of the season, to Brentford. Liverpool are riding high after beating Aston Villa 2-1 in their last game. The first game ended with a resounding 4-0 result for Liverpool.

Southampton are 15th in the league with 40 points. It has only been once in their last five games that host side have walked victorious from the pitch.

Liverpool have picked up 86 points for second place. Visiting club have been rock-solid this year. It was only on 24 occasions that their opponents have managed to score past them. After 36 games, Liverpool have 26 wins, two defeats, and eight draws. Liverpool have barely put a foot wrong in their last five games, racking up four victories and a draw.

The attacking skills of Liverpool – more than two goals per game on average – are among the league's best. Will Southampton triumph again with all their strength at home? Maybe, but Liverpool are still the favourites.

A brief look over the statistics would suggest that Liverpool, with their recent form and position in the table, will be an easy winner. However, Southampton are no slouch and may have enough to spring an upset over the favoured side.