Liverpool vs Southampton 08/17/2014 Free Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
Liverpool (0-0-0) Southampton (0-0-0)
Sunday 17th August 2014 13:30(GMT)
The Line: Liverpool 1/3 Draw 4/1 Southampton 9/1 See the Latest Odds
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The fairytale of last season was Liverpool's remergence as a title contender. Brendan Rodgers side flourished last season under an exciting attacking style led by the brilliance and goals of Luis Suarez. How will the Reds do now that Suarez has been transfered to Barcelona? It's hard to know is the honest truth, I think Couthinho, Sturridge and Lallana can have big seasons individually but I am not sure they can keep Liverpool in the top four as I believe the league has strengthened significantly.
Southampton basically lost their entire starting center losing many of their best players and manager of their side it's going to be an interesting year for the Saints who were terrific under Mauricio Pochettino last season. Ronald Koeman comes into a really tough situation but brought a tough resiliance to Feyenoord during his time in charge there finishing runners up last season with the third best defensive record.
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Southampton shocked Liverpool last season winning in Anfield one of only two teams to do so. It's a big ask for the Saints to repeat the feat this season but I think that this could be an entertaining game and am going to take the over s in a game that will let us see how Liverpool are coming together from a busy transfer window and how Southampton are recovering from being decimated by the bigger clubs. Follow me on Twitter @antonpippo