Southampton vs Liverpool 03/01/2014 Free Premier League Soccer Pick and Preview
The Line: Southampton Draw Liverpool See the Latest Odds
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Southampton come into this game having lost two in a row they probably should have gotten more from both games as they lost 1-0 at Sunderland and 3-1 at West Ham where they had taken the lead and were the better team for long periods. With Rodriguez, Lambert, Lallana, Shaw there is lots of attacking talent in this Southampton team but Manager Pochettino has also installed a ridiculous work ethic within the team. Its this work ethic that has made Southampton so difficult to beat as they press the ball high up the pitch when not in possession and often force their opponents into a rushed pass or mistake.
Liverpool's only loss at home in the league so far this year came against Southampton and Brendan Rodgers and his men will want to get some revenge here when they visit St Marys. With Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge up front Liverpool have the best strikefore in the league, Couthino and Gerrard provide the inspiration in midfield and Raheem Sterling will provide pace on the wings. Liverpools main problems though does seem to be a tendency to shoot themselves in the foot defensively at times.
This looks like it will be a wide open game of football and should be a good one for the neutral. I can only see goals here as I think both teams have plenty of attacking talent but have problems defensively. I'm taking the overs here. Follow me on twitter@antonpippo