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Southampton vs Liverpool: 3 Key Player Battles That Could Decide The Winner

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Southampton vs Liverpool: 3 Key Battles

After the high of thrashing Manchester United out of Europe, Liverpool visit St. Mary’s stadium tomorrow to continue their quest for Champions League qualification. The mood in the camp must be upbeat after securing a place in the quarterfinals of the Europa League. Liverpool cannot be complacent if they want to finish in the top four this season.

Jurgen Klopp looked really confident in his press conference and the enigmatic German arrived in a Beatles T-shirt ( how cool is that). The reds have to win this fixture to keep up with the rivals although Southampton is ahead of Liverpool just on goal difference with two games in hand for Klopp’s men.

Let’s take a look at the key battles that will decide the outcome of Southampton vs Liverpool:

1. Jose Fonte vs Roberto Firmino:

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Firmino

Jose Fonte received a Red card in the game against Sunderland but he will be back for the all important Clash against Liverpool. The Portuguese has been in good form this season and formed a solid partnership with Virgil Van Dijk.

On the other hand, Roberto Firmino is on a great run this year and is arguably League’s best player of 2016. It will be intriguing to see how the clash between the two transpires to. This battle will have a huge outcome on the result of the game.

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